This CEN provides for Vertical Reservation for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Class (OBC) Non Creamy Layer(NCL), wherever applicable and admissible, and as communicated by the Indenting Railways under extant rules, as mentioned in the vacancy table.
All candidates, irrespective of community may be considered against UR vacancies, subject to fulfillment of parameters for UR candidates. However against the vacancies earmarked for specific communities (SC/ST/OBC-NCL), only candidates belonging to that community will be considered.
For availing reservation, SC/ST/OBC-NCL candidates should furnish valid Caste Certificate from Competent Authorities as per the format given at Annexure-I (for SC/ST candidates) and Annexure-II (for OBC-NCL candidates) at the time of DV. In case of OBC-NCL candidates, the certificates should specifically indicate that the candidate does not belong to the Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer)’ mentioned in Column 3 of the Schedule of the Government of India, Department of Personnel and Training O.M.No.36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT) dated 08.09.93 & its subsequent revision through O.M.No.36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res) dated 09.03.2004, 27.05.2013, 13.09.2017 and further revision if any received till the closing date for ONLINE Registration (31.01.2019) of Applications for this CEN. The candidate should ensure that he/she belongs to the OBC- Non Creamy Layer category while applying for the posts against this CEN. Such candidate should produce a valid OBC certificate in the prescribed format during DV. Further, in addition to the Community Certificate (OBC), a declaration in the prescribed format as per Annexure-IIA, has to be furnished by the candidate during DV, that he/she does not belong to the creamy layer, otherwise, their claim for reserved status (OBC-NCL) will not be entertained and the candidature/application of such candidates, if fulfilling all the eligibility conditions for General (Un-reserved) category, will be considered against General (UR) vacancy only.
Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCL who fulfill required educational qualification/Technical qualifications can also apply against UR vacancies. They will however, have to compete with the UR candidates and will not be eligible for any relaxation including age to such SC/ ST/OBC-NCL candidates applying against UR vacancies. However candidates have to indicate their actual community in the application.
Community status as on the closing date for online registration (31.01.2019) of application for this CEN shall only be considered for availing reservation benefits if eligible and any change in the community status of the candidate thereafter shall not be entertained.
This CEN provides for horizontal reservation for Ex-Servicemen (ExSM) and Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) irrespective of their community.
Vacancies for ExSM and PwBD wherever given in the vacancy table, are not separate but are included in the total number of vacancies.
Wherever vacancies for PwBD are shown separately without any community wise allotment, those vacancies are separate and not part of regular vacancies.
ExSM candidates may also apply against regular vacancies of any post(s) without separate earmarked ExSM vacancies. Even for these posts, they are eligible for age relaxation and fee exemption.
PwBD candidates may also apply against regular vacancies of any post(s) without separate earmarked PwBD vacancies but the post must have been identified as suitable for their disability. Even for these posts, they are eligible for age relaxation and fee exemption.
In case of PwBD, if vacancies reserved for them cannot be filled due to non-availability of suitable candidates under that category of Disability or for any other sufficient reason, such vacancy/vacancies shall not be filled and shall be carried forward as backlog vacancy.
However, for the backlog vacancies indicated in the CEN, if candidates of specified disability for which vacancies are indicated, are not available, these can be filled by candidates of other disabilities for which the post is suitable. In case of non-availability of any PwBD candidates, the post will be filled by regular (those who are not PwBD) candidates in order of merit.
The term Ex-Servicemen means a person who has served in any rank (whether as a Combatant or 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 and the Para Military Forces 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.
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. Accordingly, such serving Defence personnel to be released within one year from the closing date for the ONLINE Registration (31.01.2019) of applications for this CEN (on or before 31.01.2020), can also apply both for vacancies earmarked for Ex-Servicemen and for posts not reserved for them. However, they should possess the prescribed educational qualifications as on the closing date of registration (31.01.2019) of applications for this CEN.
Ex-Servicemen candidates who have already secured Civil employment under Central Government in Group ‘C’ & ‘D’(including PSUs, autonomous bodies/statutory bodies, nationalized banks etc.,) after availing of the benefits given to ExServicemen will be permitted only the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed for Ex-Servicemen for securing another Civil employment in a higher grade or cadre in Group ‘C/D’ under Central Government. Such candidates will not be considered against the vacancies reserved for Ex-Servicemen in the Central Government jobs.
If an Ex-Serviceman applies for various vacancies before joining any civil employment, he/she can avail the benefit of reservation as Ex - Servicemen for any subsequent employment, subject to the condition that an Ex - Serviceman as soon as he/she 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 they will not get benefit of reservation for Ex - Servicemen. 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.
The Medical standard of Ex-Servicemen will be according to Para 534 of Indian Railway Medical Manual (IRMM) Volume-I, which may be accessed at www.indianrailways.gov.in.
Reservations for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD):
The suitability or otherwise of a post for PwBD has been indicated against each post, under the column “Suitability for
Persons with Benchmark Disability” with details of sub disability in Post Parameters Table (Annexure–A).