RRC South Eastern Railway Recruitment 2013 for Pointsman, Trackman, Helper II

RRC South Eastern Railway Recruitment 2013 for Pointsman, Trackman, Helper IIRRC SER Selection

Railway Recruitment Cell,
South Eastern Railway,
Garden Reach, Kolkata – 43.

RRC South Eastern Railway Recruitment 2013 Application Issue Date : 26.10.2013
RRC South Eastern Railway Recruitment 2013 Application Last Date : 25.11.2013
For candidates residing in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Lahaul & Spiti Districts and Pangi sub-division of Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands and candidates residing abroad, the last date will be 15 days beyond the closing date ( i.e 10.12.2013 ) upto 17.00 hrs.

To posts in Pay Band – I ( Rupee5200 – 20200/- ) with Grade Pay of Rupee1800/-.

Railway Recruitment Cell, South Eastern Railway, Garden Reach invites applications from eligible Indian Nationals and from such other candidates declared eligible by Government of India, to fill up the following posts in various Divisions, Workshop and Offices of South Eastern Railway.


Candidates must note that all the Zonal Railways are likely to issue notification for recruitment to the posts individually. The RRC SER Railway written examination 2013 will be held by all the Zonal Railways on the same day.

Category No.Name of the PostDepartment
Number of Vacancies
Medical Standard
SCSTOBCURTotalHHOHVHTotalEx - Serviceman
1Pointsman - BOperating1682852104
Not Identified for PWD
21A - 2
2TrackmanEngineering2011013696721343269B - 1
3Helper - IIEngineering, Electrical, Mechanical & S & T81411482705401010 ( OL, OA & BL only )10 ( LV only )30108B - 1
4Helper - IIWorkshops144722634799581818 ( OL, OA & BL only )18 ( LV only )54192C - 1
5SafaiwalaMedical / Commercial2914529619134 ( OL only )3 ( LV only )1038C - 1

NB : RRC SER Vacancies of Ex-Servicemen ( Ex – SM ) and PWD ( PH ) given in the table are not separate but included within the total number of 3136 vacancies. The Railway Administration reserves the right to increase / decrease the number of RRC SER vacancies as per requirement.

1. RRC South Eastern Railway Minimum Educational Qualification 2013 :

1.1. The candidate should be minimum 10th pass or ITI or equivalent on the date of application. Candidates appearing and / or awaiting results of final examination of Class 10th or ITI or equivalent on the date of application are not eligible to apply.

1.2. Ex-SM who have retired after putting in 15 years of service and have passed Army Class – I certificate or equivalent will be considered eligible.

2. RRC South Eastern Railway Age Limit and Relaxation 2013 :

2.1. For all the above vacancies, the normal age limit ( in completed years ) will be 18 to 33 years and will be reckoned as on 01.01.2014. The upper age limit will be relaxed as under, subject to the production of requisite certificate.

2.2. By 05 Years for SC / ST and by 03 years for OBC candidates in possession of valid certificates issued by the appropriate authority, copy of which is to be enclosed for claiming age relaxation.

2.3. Serving railway employees ( SRE ), including casual labours and substitutes, who have put in a minimum of 03 years service will be given age relaxation subject to the age limit not exceeding 40, 43 and 45 years for General, OBC and SC / ST candidates respectively.

2.4. In case of staff of Quasi Administrative Offices of Railway Organization such as Railway Canteens, Railway Institutes, and Railways Co-operative societies, relaxation of age will be given to the extent of service rendered by them subject to a maximum of 05 years.

2.5. Widows and Divorced Women ( W & DW ), who are judicially separated from their husbands and are not remarried, will be given relaxation in age up to 35, 38 and 40 years in case of UR, OBC and SC / ST candidates respectively. In this regard they are advised to submit the necessary documentary evidence like Death Certificate of husband / Deed of Divorce etc.

2.6. By 05 years for candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from the 01.01.1980 to 31.12.89, subject to production of a residential certificate from the appropriate authority of the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

2.7. The upper age limit in case of course completed Act Apprentices applying for posts whose minimum qualification is course completed Act Apprenticeship shall be relaxed to the extent of apprentice training undergone by them under the Apprenticeship Act – 1961.

2.8. For Ex-servicemen up to the extent of service rendered in Defence + 3 years provided they had put in more than 06 months of continuous service after attestation.

2.9. For persons with Disabilities : Upper Age relaxation upto a maximum of 10 years for UR, 13 years for OBC and 15 years for SC / ST candidates.

3. RRC South Eastern Railway Application Fee 2013 :

3.1. A non-refundable fee of Rupee100/- ( Rupees One hundred only ) is to be paid in the form of crossed Demand Draft from State Bank of India or any other Nationalized Bank or crossed IPO from any Post Office drawn in favour of the “FA&CAO, South Eastern Railway, 11 Garden Reach Road, Kolkata – 700 043 payable at “Kolkata”. Remittance of examination fee in any other form shall not be accepted. These instruments should not have been issued earlier to date of notification.

3.2. The following categories are exempt from payment of Application Fee :

  1. Candidates belonging to SC / ST communities.
  2. Women candidates.
  3. Candidates belonging to minority communities i.e. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Zoroastrians ( Parsis ).
  4. Candidates belonging to economically backward classes having annual family income of less than Rupee50000/-.
  5. Persons with Disabilities.
  6. Ex-Servicemen

3.3. For claiming waiver, minority candidates should furnish self – declaration as per format in Annexure – II alongwith application form. During document verification, such candidates will be required to furnish ‘Minority Community Declaration’ Affidavit on non – judicial stamp paper stating that he / she belongs to any of the aforementioned minority community. If this affidavit is not produced during document verification, the candidature will be rejected.

3.4. Economically backward classes means the candidates whose annual family income is less than Rupee50,000/-. Such candidates have to submit Certificate in the format at Annexure – III on the letter head of the issuing authority alongwith their applications.

4. Person with Disabilities ( PWD )

4.1 The suitability of a post for person with disabilities has been indicated against each post.

4.2. Definitions of Disabilities :

i. Visually Handicapped ( VH )

a. Blindness : “Blindness” refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions, namely :

  1. Total absence of sight; or
  2. Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 ( snellen ) in the better eye with correcting lenses; or
  3. Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle 20 degree or worse. It may be noted that such candidates are not eligible to apply as the advertised posts are not suitable for them.

    Low Vision : “Person with low vision” means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction, but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive devices.

ii. Hearing Handicapped ( HH )

a. Hearing Impairment : “Hearing impairment” means loss of 60 ( sixty ) decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.

iii. Orthopedically Handicapped ( OH )

a. Loco Motor Disability : “Loco motor Disability” means disability of bones, joints, or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy.

b. Cerebral Palsy : “Cerebral Palsy” means a group of non – progressive conditions of a person characterised by abnormal motor control posture resulting from brain insult or injuries occurring in the pre-natal or infant period of development.

c. All the cases of orthopedically handicapped persons would be covered under the category of “Loco motor disability or Cerebral Palsy.”

4.3. Degree of Disability for Reservation : Only such persons would be eligible for reservation in service / posts who suffer from not less than 40% of the relevant disability. One – eyed persons shall not be considered as Visually Handicapped. A person who wants to avail the benefit of reservation would have to submit a Disability Certificate issued by the competent authority broadly as per the format given at Annexure – IV.

4.4. Competent Authority to Issue Disability Certificate : The competent authority to issue Disability Certificate shall be a Medical Board duly constituted by the Central or State Government consisting of at least three members out of which one shall be a specialist in the particular field for assessing Loco motor / Cerebral / Visual / Hearing Disability as the case may be.

4.5. Conditions :

a. All selected Candidates will be subjected to Medical Examination by Railway Medical Authority prior to their appointment and only those confirming to the medical standards as laid down in the Indian Railway Medical Manual and other extant provisions as the case may be, will be eligible for appointment.

4.6. Provision of Scribe :

Visually Impaired Candidates / those candidates whose writing speed is affected by Cerebral Palsy can opt for availing the assistance of scribe for writing answers on their behalf. In all such cases engagement of Scribes will be subject to the following conditions :

a. The candidates will have to arrange their own scribes at their own cost during the examination. Separate admit card shall be issued to the Scribes accompanying the visually handicapped candidates.

b. The academic qualification of the scribe should be one grade below the qualification prescribed for the post for which recruitment is being made, i.e. not more than Class IX ( Nine ) pass.

c. The candidates as well as the scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking ( enclosed Proforma at Annexure – V ) confirming that the scribe fulfils all the stipulated eligibility criteria for a scribe as mentioned above. In case it transpires later that he / she did not fulfil any of the laid down eligibility criteria or there has been suppression of any material fact regarding the scribe to the extent of visual disability necessitating use of a scribe, the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled irrespective of the result of the examination. The candidate shall be responsible for any misconduct on the part of scribe brought by him / her. The said undertaking should be submitted by the Visually Handicapped candidate along with his / her application form.

d. Candidates availing the assistance of Scribe shall be eligible for 20 minutes extra time for every hour of the examination.

e. The Scribe will read out the questions to the candidates and on the candidate stating clearly answer against each question, the scribe will write / indicate the same. Only the answers spelt out by the candidate are to be written / indicated by the scribe in the answer sheet.

f. The Scribe shall not be permitted to make gesture, sounds or any other forms of communication designed to indicate to the candidate the correctness or otherwise of an answer being recorded by him. Any such attempt would entail disqualification of candidate and stringent action will be taken against both the candidate and the scribe.

g. The VH candidates are allowed to use tailor frame and brail slate with paper for solving arithmetic problems and they will have to bring their own tailor frame and brail slate with paper in the examination hall. Partially blind candidates who are able to read normal question paper set for all the candidates and to write / indicate the answer with the help of Magnifying Glass may be allowed to use Magnifying Glass in the examination hall but they shall not be allowed the help of a Scribe. Such candidates may bring their own Magnifying Glass in the examination hall.

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RRC South Eastern Railway Recruitment 2013 for Pointsman, Trackman, Helper II


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