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(RESERVATION) RRB RPF Constables Recruitment - 2024 (CEN-2/2024)

(RESERVATION) RRB RPF Constables Recruitment - 2024 (CEN-2/2024)



8.1 This CEN provides for vertical reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer) (OBC-NCL), wherever applicable and admissible, under extant rules. (See details in the Vacancy Table).
NOTE: EBC & EWS are different categories. EBC candidates are not entitled to any job reservation.

8.2 All candidates, irrespective of community, will be considered against general i.e., unreserved (UR) vacancies (subject to fulfilment of eligibility conditions required for UR). However, vacancies reserved for specific groups (viz., SC, ST, OBC(NCL) & EWS), will be filled only by candidates belonging to that community/category. 

8.3 Hence, SC, ST & OBC-NCL candidates who fulfil the requisite Educational qualifications, can also apply against UR vacancies for which they will have to compete as general (un-reserved) candidates without any relaxation / concession in age, qualification or marks, etc. In any case, candidates are advised to indicate their actual community in the application. 

8.4 For availing reservation, EWS, SC, ST & OBC-NCL candidates should furnish the necessary certificates (in original) during DV. The certificates should be issued by competent authorities as per the formats given at Annexure-I (for SC & ST candidates), Annexure-II (for OBC-NCL candidates) and Annexure-III (for EWS candidates). 

8.5 The caste certificate for OBC-NCL candidates should specifically mention that “This is also to certify that he/she does NOT belong to the persons/sections (Creamy Layer) mentioned in Column 3 of the Schedule to the Government of India, Department of Personnel & Training OM No. 36012/22/93-Estt.(SCT) dated 08/09/93 and modified vide GOI DOPT OM No. 36033/1/2013-Estt.(Res.) dated 13/09/2017*’’ (*further revision if any, received till the closing date of submission of applications against this CEN).

8.6 A person seeking appointment on the basis of reservation to OBCs must ensure that he possesses the caste/ community certificate and does not fall in creamy layer on the closing date for submission of application. During DV, such candidates should produce their original OBC-NCL certificate (in prescribed format) valid as on the closing date for submission of application, AND also a self-declaration (in format given at Annexure II A) stating that they “do not belong to creamy layer”. Or else, their claim for reservation (as OBC-NCL) will not be accepted and instead, they may be treated only as UR candidates subject to fulfilment of all eligibility conditions. 

8.7 IMPORTANT: Community / category status as on the closing date of submission of applications against this CEN, shall only be considered for reservation and related benefits as per eligibility. Any change in this status thereafter, shall not be entertained. 

8.8 EWS (Economically Weaker Section) Reservation:

Candidates who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SC/ST/OBC-NCL and whose family gross annual income is below Rs. 8 Lakh (Rupees eight lakh) are to be identified as EWS for benefit of reservation for EWS. The income shall also include income from all sources i.e. salary, agriculture, business, profession etc. for the financial year prior to the year of application. Also candidates whose family owns or possesses any of the following assets shall be excluded from being identified as EWS, irrespective of family income: 

i. 5 acres of agricultural land and above;
ii. Residential flat of 1000 sq. ft. and above;
iii. Residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities;
iv. Residential plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities. 
The property held by a Family in different locations or different places/cities would be clubbed while applying the land or property holding test to determine EWS status. The term Family for this purpose will include the person who seeks benefit of reservation, his/her parents and siblings below the age of 18 years as also his/her spouse and children below the age of 18 years. The benefit of reservation under EWS can be availed upon production of an Income and Asset Certificate issued by a Competent Authority. The Income and Asset Certificate issued by any one of the following authorities in the prescribed format as given in Annexure III shall only be accepted as candidate‘s claim as belonging to EWS: 

a) District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate / Collector / Deputy Commissioner / Additional Deputy Commissioner / 1 st Class Stipendiary Magistrate / Sub-Divisional Magistrate / Taluka Magistrate / Executive Magistrate / Extra Assistant Commissioner. 
b) Chief Presidency Magistrate / Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate / Presidency Magistrate.
c) Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tahsildar.
d) Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and/or his family normally resides.

The candidates applying against the vacancies reserved for EWS must possess Income and Asset Certificate as on closing date of submission of applications against this CEN. Accordingly, they have to fill up the certificate number, date of issue of the certificate, issuing authority, district and state of issue in the ONLINE application. Further, these candidates are also required to produce valid Income and Asset Certificate during document verification. In case of non-compliance to these stipulations, their claim for reserved status under EWS will not be entertained and the candidature / application of such candidates, if fulfilling all the eligibility conditions for General (UR) category, will be considered under General (UR) vacancies only. 


9.1 This CEN also provides for horizontal reservation of 10% for Ex-Servicemen (ExSM) irrespective of their social community.
9.2 The vacancy for ExSM shown in the Vacancy Table is 10% of total of Male & Female vacancies. There is no genderwise reservation for ExSM.
9.3 If vacancies of Female and Ex-Servicemen are not filled up after second round of PET/PMT, vacant posts will be filled up by male candidates of respective category.


10.1 The term Ex-Serviceman means a person who has served in any rank (whether as a combatant or a non-combatant) in the regular Army, Navy or Air Force of the Indian Union but does not include a person who has served in the Defence Security Corps., the General Reserve Engineering Force, the Lok Sahayak Sena, the Para Military Forces and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and 

(a) who either has been retired or relieved or discharged from such service whether at his own request or being relieved by the employer after earning his or her pension; (or)
(b) who has been relieved from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service or circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pension; (or)
(c) who has been released from such service as a result of reduction in establishment; (or)
(d) who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagement, otherwise than on his own request, or by way of dismissal, or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and has been given a gratuity; and includes personnel of the Territorial Army, namely, pension holders for continuous embodied service or broken spells of qualifying service; (or) 
(e) Personnel of Army Postal Service who are part of Regular Army and retired from the Army Postal Service without reversion to their parent service with pension, or are released from the Army Postal Service on medical grounds attributable to or aggravated by military service or circumstances beyond their control and awarded medical or other disability pension; (or) 
(f) Personnel who were on deputation in Army Postal Service for more than six months prior to 14th April 1987; (or)
(g) Gallantry award winners of the Armed forces including personnel of Territorial Army; (or) 
(h) Ex-recruits boarded out or relieved on medical ground and granted medical disability pension w.e.f. 01.02.2006.
10.2 Persons serving in the Armed Forces of the Union, who on retirement from service would come under the category of Ex-Servicemen are eligible to apply for re-employment one year before the completion of the specific terms of engagement and avail themselves of all concessions available to Ex-Servicemen but such persons shall not be permitted to leave the uniform until they complete the specific terms of engagement in the Armed Forces of the Union.
10.3 Accordingly, such serving Defence personnel to be released within one year (i.e., on or before 13.05.2025) of the last date of the CEN can also apply, both for vacancies earmarked for Ex-Servicemen and for posts not reserved for them. However, they should possess the prescribed Educational Qualification as on the closing date of the CEN. 
10.4 Ex-Serviceman candidates who have already secured civil employment under Central Government in Group 'C' & erstwhile Group 'D' (including PSUs, Autonomous Bodies/Statutory Bodies, Nationalized Banks etc) after availing of the benefits given to Ex-Servicemen will be permitted only the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed for ExServicemen for securing another civil employment in a higher grade or cadre in Group 'C/ erstwhile Group ‘D' under Central Government. Such candidates will not be considered against the vacancies reserved for Ex-Servicemen in the Central Government jobs.
10.5 If an Ex-Serviceman applies for various vacancies before joining any Civil employment, he/she can avail the benefit of reservation as Ex - Serviceman for any subsequent employment, subject to the condition that an Ex - Serviceman as soon as he joins any Civil employment, should give self-declaration/undertaking to the concerned employer about the details of application against this CEN. The acknowledged copy of this declaration along with NOC from the civil employer should be produced during DV failing which their candidature shall stand cancelled. Further, this benefit would be available only in respect of vacancies which are filled on direct recruitment and wherever reservation is applicable to the Ex - Servicemen. 
10.6 The Medical Standard of Ex-Serviceman will be according to para 534 of Indian Railway Medical Manual (IRMM) Volume I, which may be accessed at

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