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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Centre hikes DA by 3%, to benefit 1.1 crore employees and pensioners

February 19, 2019 0
Centre hikes DA by 3%, to benefit 1.1 crore employees and pensioners
The decision in this regard was taken at the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The hike will benefit about 48.41 lakh central government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners.

Press Trust of India 
New Delhi

This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission. (Image for representation: Reuters)

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday increased the dearness allowance by 3 per cent effective from January 1, 2019, a move which will benefit 1.1 crore central government employees and pensioners.

The decision in this regard was taken at the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Cabinet has approved additional DA of 3 per cent over the existing rate of 9 per cent to government employees and dearness relief to pensioners from January 1, 2019, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told reporters after the Cabinet meeting.

The hike will benefit about 48.41 lakh central government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners.

This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Source:https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/centre-hikes-dearness-allowance-by-3-per-cent-to-benefit-1-1-crore-employees-and-pensioners-1460078-2019-02-19

Guaranteed Pension to the Central Government Employees governed under NPS -AIDEF

February 19, 2019 0
Guaranteed Pension to the Central Government Employees governed under NPS -AIDEF
PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 
B-14/A, Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhawan, Qutab Institutional Area, 
Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi-110016

File No. PFRDA/16/3/29/0081/2017-REG-PF
Date: 13th February,2019

To

Shri C.SriKumar
General Secretary
All India Defence Employee’s Federation
S.M.Joshi Bhavan,Survey No.81,
Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Road,
Khadki, Pune – 411 003

Subject: Guaranteed Pension to the Central Government Employees governed under NPS – reg.

Dear Sir,

We refer to your letter No.94/1094/NPS/AIDEF/19 dated 1st February,2019 regarding subject mentioned above.

2. In this regard, we inform that the Authority is in process of designing a scheme providing minimum assured returns to the NPS subscribers in terms of Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Act,2013, in consultation with the Pension Funds Actuaries and Financial Sector Regulators. The Proposal is under active deliberation and being workout in best possible way. It is proposed that the final proposal would be put up for stakeholder consultation in our website once the same is ready and feedback would be received from all concerned before finalizing the proposal.

3. The Authority would notify such minimum assured scheme once finalized with the approval of the Government.

4. This is for your information.

Yours sincerely,

(Venkateswarlu Peri)
Chief General Manager

Source: AIDEF

Clarification on Multi Tasking Staff, Recruitment Rules, 2018.

February 19, 2019 0
Clarification on Multi Tasking Staff, Recruitment Rules, 2018.
F.No. 02-01/2018-SPB-I
Ministry of Communications 
Department of Posts

February 7th 2019

To,

1) All Chief Postmasters General/ Postmasters General
2) Chief General Manager, BD Directorate/ Parcel Directorate/ PLI Directorate
3) Director, RAKNPA / GM, CEPT / Directors of all PTCs
4) Addl. Director General, Army Postal Service, New Delhi
5) All General Managers (Finance) / Directors Postal Accounts DDAP

Subject:- Clarification on Multi Tasking Staff, Recruitment Rules, 2018.

Madam I Sir,

I am directed to refer to Department of Posts (Multi Tasking Staff) Recruitment Rules (RRs), 2018 notified on 16.08.2018 which superseded the Recruitment Rules notified in 2015. In this regard, a few Circles have sought clarification on certain points, which are clarified as under:-
under:-
Sl. No.
Circle / Issue
Clarification
1.Gujarat: The percentage of  quota for method of  recruitment for Posts of Administrative offices in not mentioned in the MTS RRs 2018.When there is more than one mode of recruitment or more than one source of feeder cadre, percentage of vacancy to be filled by each mode / source is specified. Since, no percentage has been fixed in the 2018 RRs of MTS of Administrative Offices, entire vacancy will have to be filled up in the manner provided under Column-10 of the relevant Schedule, i.e. First by appointment of Casual Laborers the order specified therein, failing which from GDS through Competitive Examination, failing which direct recruitment from open market
2.Karnataka:- Whether GDS should satisfy all the educational and other qualifications (schedule 7 RR, 2018) prescribed for Direct Recruitment .
Yes
3.Punjab:- Few units like MMS does not have GDS cadre in their establishment and the first component for filling up of 50% posts on the. basis of seniority-cum-fitness basis from the GDS of recruiting unit will not be possible in these units.

Whether the posts of MTS can be filled up through LDCE component in respect of units/divisions where GDS candidates are not available or less in number as compared to MTS and whether GDS of other units may be considered against these vacancies.
As per column 10 of Part II-(Posts of Subordinate Office) of Multi Tasking Staff, Recruitment Rules, 2018, 50% of the vacancy ls to be filled up by direct recruitment on the basis of seniority-cum-fitness from GDS. If sufficient eligible candidates are not available (including non-availability of candidate as mentioned by Punjab Circle), unfilled vacancies shall be added to the number of vacancies to be filled in by second method i.e. the number of vacancy calculated as per the provision at (ii), viz. 25% by direct recruitment of GDS on the basis of competitive examination m the manner provided therein.
4.Karnataka:- Circulate revised pattern and syllabus.The issue is under consideration by a Committee. Further communication will be sent to Circles in due course.
5.Telangana:- The GDS candidates selected for APS through Limited Departmental Competitive Examination but temporarily deployed in civil post offices whether their deployment should be cancelled and reverted back to GDS cadre or What further course of action to be taken in respect of these candidates?In this context, clarification issued vide  letter No. No. 14-07/2017-SPN-I dated 31.01.2019 may be perused.
6.Telangana:- Whether leftover vacancies of the year 2016-17 can be offered to GDS surplus qualified candidates as per the provisions of new recruitment rules?O.M No. AB.14017/13/2013 Estt.(RR)(1349) of Department of
Personnel & Training (DOPT) states as under:-

"The legal position is that the posts are to be fi lled up as per the eligibility conditions prescribed in the Recruitment Rules in force at the time of occurrence of vacancies unless the Recruitment Rules are amended retrospectively. The practice has however been to give eff ect to the Recruitment Rules prospectively" 

Further, clarification has already been issued vide letter number 37-10/2002-SPB-I dt. 14.11.2002 which states as follows-
"According to cannons of law, the recruitment rules in force at the time of occurrence of vacancies, whatsoever be the date of notification, should be followed." Subsequently, after notification of RRs of MTS m Subordinate Offices on 28.06.2012, it was clarified vide letter number 45-2/2011-SPB-I dated 18.10.2012 that vacancies pertaining to the years 2009, 2010 and 2011 were to be filled up as per the pre-amended RRs. The vacancies for the years 2012 onwards were required to be filled up as per the amended RRs.

Accordingly , vacancies upto the vacancy year 2017 (April 2017-March 2018) are required to be filled up as per the MTS, Recruitment Rules, 2015, and vacancies occurring in 2018 vacancy year (April-December 2018) and thereafter are required to be filled up as per Recruitment Rules of 2018 notified on 16.08.2018.
7.Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Haryana:- Whether a common of examination may be conducted for filling the MTS vacancies of both Administrative and Subordinate offices by calling options from the candidates.

If a common examination is to be conducted to fill up the posts of Subordinate offices and Administrative offices:

(i) Who will issue the roll number to the candidates as the candidates will apply for vacancies in both the units

(ii) while preparing the result, whether a common merit list will be prepared or two separate lists will be prepared for selection;

(iii) if a separate merit list has to be prepared, detailed procedure may be intimated;

(iv) if a common merit list is prepared, who will be given the first preference for selection as MTS m Administrative offices;

(v) whether we have to obtain preferences from the candidates at the time of applying for the post

(vi) whether the post of administrative offices would be filled up from surplus qualified candidates.
 A common examination may be held across the Circle for filling up of vacancies both Administrative and Subordinate offices.

Issue of Roll Number
a. Circle shall issue two digit numerical  code for each recruiting division (10 for Administrative Office. For other Divisions, from 11 onwards alphabetical order)

b.Circle shall issue single digit numerical code starting from 1for each category of vertical vacancy. Similarly single digit numerical code for each category of horizontal vacancy shall be issued.

c. Candidates shall submit their application to appear in Examination in their respective Unit where they are working. Roll Number to candidates shall be issued by the Recruiting Division in the following manner:-

Recruiting Division Code; followed by
Category code for vertical vacancy; followed by
Category code for horizontal vacancy; followed by
Three digit roll number starting from 001.

Seeking Option of Candidate

a. At the time of inviting application for appearing in examination, candidates may be asked to exercise order of preference of Recruiting Units (All Divisions / Administrative Office).

b. There shall be two sets of preference to be exercised by a candidate.

c. In the 1st set of preference , the candidate shall indicate the order of preference for 'Parent Division', i.e. the recruiting unit to which a candidate belongs, and Administrative Office in the manner the Candidate decides. If a candidate does not want to be considered for either of these two recruiting units or both these recruiting units, he/she shall write 'not to be considered'.

d. In the 2nd set of preference, rest of the Recruiting Divisions (other than Parent Division and Administrative Office) shall be arranged in the order of preference the candidate decides.

e. It should be clarified that candidates should exercise preference for all Recruiting Units for consideration. In case preference is exercised for a limited number of units and could not be allocated to one of those limited units as per merit vis a vis vacancy in the category he/she belongs to, he/she will not be considered for other recruiting units not preferred even though a candidate lower in rank to him/her is considered who has opted for that unit.

f. Order of Preference once exercised shall not be changed

Preparation of Merit List and allocation of Division

a. There shall be single Merit List for the entire Circle.

b. Qualified candidates shall be allocated to their respctive parent recruiting unit or Administrative offices in the order of merit vis a vis preference exercised in first set of preferences and category in which selected vis a vis availability of vacancy in the respective category (for the purpose of vertical I horizontal reservation).

c. A reserve category candidate selected against an unreserved vacancy on own merit shall have choice to migrate to reserve category if by doing so he/she can be allocated to a Unit, which is higher m the order of preference exercised by him/her. Therefore, an undertaking to this effect shall be included m the application for appearing in examination.

d. After allocation of candidates as per preference for Administrative Office and Parent Unit (s), remaining candidates in the order of merit shall b allocated to other recruiting division(s) where there are unfilled vacancies in respective category. Provisions of (c) above shall also apply in this case.

Publication of Results
Results shall be published in three Parts -

(i) Part-I showing the list of candidates in order of merit who have been allocated to Administrative Office, (ii) Part-II showing the list of candidates, Recruiting Division wise, in order of merit who have been allocated to Parent Division, and (iii) Part-III showing the list of surplus qualified candidates who were not allocated to Parent Division or Administrative Office and allocated to other Recruiting Units/Divisions based on merit.
2. The above clarifications may be brought to the notice of all concerned and action taken to conduct DPC/Examination for promotion/appointment to the cadre of MTS at the earliest.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(Muthuraaman C)
Assistant Director General (SPN)

Source: http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=3250

DoP Clarification on regulation of LTC claims.

February 19, 2019 0
DoP Clarification on regulation of LTC claims.
F.No.20-04/2015-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)
*****

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi —110001.
Dated: 15 February, 2019.

To
All Chief Postmasters General/ Postmasters General
Chief General Manager, BD Directorate/Parcel Directorate/ PLI Directorate
Director RAKNPA/ GM CEPT/ Directors of All PTCs,
Addl. Director General, Army Postal Service, R.K. Puram, New Delhi
All General Managers (Finance)/ DAP/ DDAP

Sub: Regulation of LTC claims when portion of journey are performed by private transport - Regd.

This Directorate has sought clarification from the Nodal Ministry regarding reimbursement of LTC claims where a part of the journey (be it in the beginning, middle or end) has been performed by the Government servant by unauthorized mode of transport (private bus/private taxi etc.) and rest of the journey to the declared place of visit by authorized mode of transport.

2. The Nodal Ministry has issued following clarification:

(I) DOP&T’s OM no. 31011/3/2015-Estt. (A.IV) dated 09.02.2017 provides that cases where a Government servant travels on LTC upto the nearest airport/railway station/bus terminal by authorized mode of transport and undertakes rest of the journey to the declared place of visit by private transport/ own arrangement (such as personal vehicle or private taxi etc.), may be dealt with as follows:-

(a) In all such cases the Government servant may be required to submit a declaration that he and the members of the family in respect of whom the claim is submitted have indeed travelled upto the declared place of visit.

(b) If a public transport is available in a particular area, the Government servant will be reimbursed the fare admissible for journey by otherwise entitled mode of public transport from the nearest airport/railway station/bus terminal to the declared place of visit by shortest direct route.

(c) In case, there is no public transport available in a particular stretch of journey, the Government  servant may be reimbursed as per his entitlement for journey on transfer for a maximum limit of 100 kms covered by the private/personal transport based on a self-certification from the Government servant. Beyond this, the expenditure shall be borne by the Government servant.

(II) In view of the above provisions, a Government employee shall get fare reimbursement in cases where the initial or end part of the LTC journey from the source/destination to the nearest railhead/airport or vice-versa, as the case may be, has been performed by a private/personal mode of transport while the major part of the journey from the nearest railhead/airport has been performed by the authorized mode of transport.

3. Taking into account the advice of the Nodal Ministry in this regard, action may kindly be taken in similar cases only on the basis of the above advice and in any case of deviation from the above, the advice of the Directorate may be sought for.

sd/-
(S.B. Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)


Source:http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=3257

Amendment of Constitution to provide for reservation for Economically Weaker Sections

February 19, 2019 0
Amendment of Constitution to provide for reservation for Economically Weaker Sections
Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Cabinet

06-February-2019

Cabinet approves the revised Office Memorandum pertaining to the Cabinet Note on “Amendment of Constitution to provide for reservation for Economically Weaker Sections”

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given ex post facto approval to the revised Office Memorandum (OM) pertaining to the Cabinet Note on “Amendment of Constitution to provide for reservation for Economically Weaker Sections”. The OM was approved by the Cabinet on 8th January 2019.

Benefits:

The approval will promote social equity by providing opportunities in higher education and employment to those who have been excluded by virtue of their economic status.

Source: PIB

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

EXPECTED DA JULY 2019

February 06, 2019 0
EXPECTED DA JULY 2019
No. 5/1/2018-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

`CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 31st January, 2019

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — December, 2018

The All-India CPI-IW for December, 2018 decreased by 1 point and pegged at 301 (three hundred and one). On 1-month percentage change, it decreased by (-) 0.33 per cent between November, 2018 and December, 2018 when compared with the decrease of (-) 0.69 per cent for the corresponding months of last year.

The maximum downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 1.38 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Onion, Banana, Coconut, Lemon, Brinjal, Cabbage, Chillies Green, Carrot, Cauliflower, French Bean, Palak, Peas, Potato, Radish, Tomato, Sugar, Cooking Gas, Petrol, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this decrease was checked by Fish Fresh, Poultry (Chicken), Tea (Readymade), E.S.I. Contribution Premium, Repair Charges (Bicycle), etc., putting upward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 5.24 per cent for December, 2018 as compared to 4.86 per cent for the previous month and 4.00 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at (-) 0.96 per cent against (-) 1.57 per cent of the previous month and 4.32 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level Munger Jamalpur, Tripura and Doom-Dooma Tinsukia reported the maximum decrease of (6 points each) followed by Ranchi Hatia, Lucknow and Kanpur (5 points each). Among others, 4 points decrease was observed in 3 centres, 3 points in 7 centres, 2 points in 16 centres and 1 point in 13 centres. On the contrary, Salem recorded a maximum increase of 6 points followed by Jalpaiguri (5 points). Among others, 2 points increase was observed in 4 centres and 1 point in 12 centres. Rest of the 15 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 36 centres are above All-India Index and 41 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Chandigarh centre remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of January, 2019 will be released on Thursday, 28th February, 2019. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

(AMRIT LAL JANGID)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Source:http://labourbureaunew.gov.in/Press_Note_CPI_IW_DEC_2018_EH.pdf

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Provision of GP Rs.4200(Level-6) to Dressers/OT Asstt. working in the Railway Hospitals/Health Units

January 31, 2019 0
Provision of GP Rs.4200(Level-6) to Dressers/OT Asstt. working in the Railway Hospitals/Health Units
A.I.R.F.
All India Railwaymen's Federation
4, STATE ENTRY ROAD, NEW DELHI-110055
No.AIRF/PNM/60/2018 
Dated: January 28, 2019

The Secretary(E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Provision of GP Rs.4200(Level-6) to Dressers/OT Asstt. working in the Railway Hospitals/Health Units

Board’s Attention is invited towards AIRF’s PNM Item No.60/2018, wherein AIRF has demanded initial Grade Pay of Rs.2000 in the case of Dressers working in the Railway Hospitals/Health Units.

In this connection, Board’s attention is also invited towards Ministry of Health & Family Welfare’s letter No.V-17020/189/2018-INI-II dated 07.09.2018, wherein following pay structure for the category of Dressers/OT Asstt. has been approved and circulated to all concerned:-

(i) OT Technician – Entry Level GP Rs.4200(Level-6 of VII CPC)

(ii) Sr. Technician(on promotion from GP Rs.4200) to be placed in GP Rs.4600(Level-7 of VII CPC)

(iii) Sr. Technician(OT) is eligible for promotion as Technical Officer(OT) in GP Rs.5400(Level-9 of VII CPC)

(iv) Technical Officer(OT) in GP Rs.5400(Level-9 of VII CPC) is eligible for promotion to Sr. Technical Officer(OT) in GP Rs.6600(Level-11 of VII CPC)

AIRF, therefore, desires that, Dressers/OT Asstt., working in the Railway Hospitals/Health Units, be provided with similar pay structure, as already approved and circulated by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, the Nodal Ministry, with effect from the date mentioned in their letter ibid dated 07.09.2018.


Yours faithfully,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source: http://www.airfindia.org/2019/01/28/provision-of-gp-rs-4200level-6-to-dressersot-asstt-working-in-the-railway-hospitalshealth-units/

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

NJCA Meeting on 8.2.2019

January 30, 2019 0
NJCA Meeting on 8.2.2019
National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) on 8th February 2019
NJCA
National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road New Delhi – 110055

No.NJCA/2018

Dated January 28, 2019

All Members of the NJCA

Dear Comrades,

Sub: Meeting of the NJCA
Ref : This office letter of even number dated 30.11.2018

It has been decided to hold meeting of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) on 8th February 2019 from 11:00 hrs in JCM Office, 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi, to take stock of the current situation in regard to non-settlement of major pending issues, viz

(i) Improvement in Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula

(ii) No Progress in respect of NPS Covered Central Government Employees

(iii) Other pending issues related to National and Departmental Anomalies.

All of you are requested to make it convenient to attend the aforementioned meeting of the NJCA, so as to take the consensus decision for future course of action in the prevalent scenario.

With Fraternal Greetings,
Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Convener

Source : Confederation

Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) posts.

January 30, 2019 0
Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) posts.
F. No. 20(10)/99-DPE-GM-Part-2019-FTS-1517
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises 
Department Of Public Enterprises

Public Enterprises Bhavan,
Block No. 14, CGO Complex, 
Lodhi Road New Delhi,

Dated 25th January, 2019

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) posts.

In continuation of OPE OM of even no. dated 25-02-2015 regarding extension of the instructions issued by Government in respect of reservation to SC/ ST/ OBC/ PwD & Ex­ servicemen to all the CPSEs , the undersigned is directed to state that the instructions issued by DoPT vide its OM No. 36039/1/2019-Estt.(Res .) dated 19-01-2019 and DO of even no. dated 21- 01-2019 (copies enclosed) in respect of reservation to Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) are also to be taken as mutatis mutandis extended to all the CPSEs.

2. . In this regard, all Ministries / Departments are requested to advice all CPSEs under their respective jurisdiction to ensure that 10% reservation for EWSs as per the provisions of OM dated 19.01.2019 of DoPT would be effective in respect of all direct recruitment vacancies to be notified on or after 01. 02.2019 .
3. As clarified by DoPT in the OM dated 19.01.2019, the detailed instructions regarding operation of roster and procedure for implementation of EWSs reservation will be issued separately . All administrative Ministries I Departments are also requested to submit Fortnightly Report in respect of CPSEs , beginning from 15.02.2019 , to DoPT as per format given in DoPT DO dated 21. 01.2019.

4. This has the approval of the Competent Authority.

Encl.: As above.

Sd/-
(A.K. Khurana)
Director

Dr. C Chandramouli, IAS
SECRETARY
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES 
AND PENSIONS
NORTH BLOCK NEW DELHI-110001

DO No. 36039/1/2019-Estt.(Res)
21st January, 2019

Dear Secretary

Subject: Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) in civil posts and services in the Government of India

Please find enclosed a copy of OM N o.20013/01/2018-BC.II  dated 17.1.2019 issued by Ministry of Social Justice an d Empowerment and DO PT OM N o.36039/1/2019-Estt (Res.) dated 19.01.2019 on the above noted subject.

2. I would be grateful if you could issue necessary instructions to all  concern ed to ensure that reservation for EWS as per the provisions of OM dated 17.1.2019 of Ministry of Social Justice an d Empowerment are implemented with out fail in respect of all Direct Recruitment vacancies to be notified on or after 01.02.2019. I also request that a fortnightly report beginning from 15.2.2019 may be arranged to be sent to this Department as per the format enclosed.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

Sd/-
(Dr. C. Chandramauli)

Source: https://dpe.gov.in/sites/default/files/EWS-1517-25-01-2019_0.pdf

Minimum prescribed educational qualification for direct recruitment to the post of Technician Grade III in Level-2 of Pay Matrix of 7th CPC.

January 30, 2019 0
Minimum prescribed educational qualification for direct recruitment to the post of Technician Grade III in Level-2 of Pay Matrix of 7th CPC.
Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board) 
RBE No. 13/19

No. E(NG)II/2018/RR-1/51
New Delhi, dated 16.01.2019.

The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways/PUs
Chairmen, Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs).

Sub: Minimum prescribed educational qualification for direct recruitment to the post of Technician Grade III in Level-2 of Pay Matrix of 7th CPC.

Ref: Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/6 dated 3.8.2001.

Attention is invited to instructions under reference prescribing, inter-alia, minimum educational qualification for open market recruitment to the post of Technician Grade-III in Level -2 of Pay Matrix of 7th CPC as under:

“Act Apprenticeship/ITI in relevant trade”.

Diploma in Engineering should not be considered as an alternative higher qualification. Act Apprenticeship/ITI in relevant trade is the only qualification and no other qualification including Diploma in Engineering should be accepted as an alternative qualification on the ground of being a higher qualification in the same line of training.

2. The inclusion of the Trade of Operator Advanced Machine Tool as an eligibility qualification for the post of Technician Grade III has been under consideration of this Ministry. Accordingly, it has been examined in consultation with the technical directorates of this Ministry and it has been decided by the Board to include the Trade of Operator Advanced Machine Tool as eligibility qualification for the posts as identified and mentioned below:

(a) Tech Gr IT (EMU)

(b) Tech Gr.III Machinist (C&W)

(c) Tech Gr.III Machinist (Workshop)

(d) Tech Gr.III Mechanical (PUs)

(e) Tech Gr.III Turner (Workshop)

3. These instructions will be applicable from the date of issue of this letter.  Cases already under process will continue to be dealt in terms of earlier instructions.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

Sd/-
(M.M. Rai)
Jt. Director Estt.(N)II
Railway Board

Source:http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/establishment/ENG-II/2019/RBE_13_160119.pdf