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(Reservation) RRB : Ministerial and Isolated Categories (CEN) No.03/2019)

(Reservation) RRB : Ministerial and Isolated Categories (CEN) No.03/2019)


8.1 This CEN provides for Vertical Reservation for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled  Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC)-Non Creamy Layer (NCL) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), wherever applicable and admissible, and as communicated by the Indenting Railways/Production Units under extant rules, as mentioned in the Vacancy Table.

8.2 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/OBCNCL/EWS), only candidates belonging to that community will be considered. 

8.3 For availing reservation, SC/ST/OBC-NCL candidates should furnish 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. Further, 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, 13.09.2017and further revision, if any, received till the closing date for OLINE Registration of applications for this CEN. The candidate should ensure that he/she belong 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

8.4 EWS Reservation

has to be furnished by the candidate during DV,that he/she does not belong to the creamy layer.The certificate produced shall not be older than one year at the time of DV. Failing in these stipulations, 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 under General (UR) vacancies only.
Candidates who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SC/ST/OBC-NCL and whose family has gross annual income below Rs 8.00 Lakh (Rupees eight lakh only) 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.For this CEN the financial year will be 2018-19 as the closing date of registration is 07.04.2019. 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
a) District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/Collector/Deputy Commissioner/Additional Deputy Commissioner/1st Class Stipendary Magistrate/Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Taluka Magistrate/Executive Magistrate/Extra Assistant Commissioner shall only be accepted as candidate’s claim as belonging to EWS:
b) Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/Presidency Magistrate
c) Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar and 
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 registration of application for this CEN. Further, these candidates are also required to produce valid Income and Asset Certificate during Document Verification (DV). Failing in 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 (Un-reserved) category, will be considered under General (UR) vacancies only.
8.5 Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCL/EWS who fulfill required minimum educational qualification can also apply against UR vacancies. They will however, have to compete with the UR candidates. No age relaxation will be allowed to such SC/ST/OBC-NCL candidates applying against UR vacancies.  However, candidates have to indicate their actual community in the application.
8.6 Community/EWS status as on the closing date for ONLINE Registration 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. 


9.1 This CEN provides for horizontal reservation for Ex-Servicemen(ExSM) and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) irrespective of their community.
9.2 Vacancies for ExSM and PwBD wherever given in the vacancy table are not separate but are included in the total number of vacancies.
9.3 Wherever vacancies for PwBD are shown separately without any communitywise allotment, those vacancies are separate and not part of regular vacancies.
9.4 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 as applicable for ExSM.
9.5 PwBD candidates of a particular disability may also apply against regular vacancies of any post(s) which are not having separate earmarked PwBD vacancies subject to condition that the post should have been identified
suitable for that disability. Even for these posts they are eligible for age relaxation and fee exemption as applicable for PwBD.
9.6 If regular PwBD vacancies cannot be filled due to non-availability of suitable candidates under thetype of disability for which vacancy is reserved or for any other sufficient reason, these shall not be filled and shall be carried forward as backlog vacancy to the next recruitment cycle. However, for the backlog PwBD vacancies indicated in the CEN, if candidates of specified disability for which vacancies are reserved 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 of the disabilities for which the post is identified as suitable, the vacancies will be filled by regular (those who are not PwBD) candidates in order of merit.


10.1 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 Defense 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.
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 ExServicemen 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 Defense personnel to be released within one year from the closing date of ONLINE Registration of applications (07.04.2019) for this CEN (i.e. on or before 07.04.2020) 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 (07.04.2019) of applications for this CEN.
10.3 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 Ex-Servicemenwill be permitted only the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed for Ex-Servicemen for securing another 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.
10.4 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 selfdeclaration/undertaking to the concerned employer about the date wise details of application for various vacancies, including this CEN, for which he/she
had applied for, before joining the initial civil employment. 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 ExServicemen. 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.
10.5 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


11.1 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
Benchmark Disabilities:- As per The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016 (effective from 19thApril, 2017), the Benchmark Disabilities are as under: - ).

  • (a) Blindness and low vision;
  • (b) Deaf and hard of hearing;
  • (c) Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy;
  • (d) Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness;
  • (e) Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness in the posts identified for each disabilities. Definition of Specified Disabilities as provided in the Schedule of RPwD Act, 2016 is as 

mentioned below:

11.2 Definition of Specified Disabilities:
1. Physical disability:-
A) Locomotor disability (a person’s inability to execute distinctive activities associated with movement of self and objects resulting from affliction of musculoskeletal or nervous system or both), including—
(a) “Leprosy cured person” means a person who has been cured of leprosy but is suffering from—
(i) loss of sensation in hands or feet as well as loss of sensation and paresis in the eye and eye-lid but with no manifest deformity;
(ii) manifest deformity and paresis but having sufficient mobility in their hands and feet to enable them to engage in normal economic activity;
(iii) extreme physical deformity as well as advanced age which prevents him/her from undertaking any gainful occupation, and the expression “leprosy cured” shall construed accordingly;
(b) “cerebral palsy” means a Group of non-progressive neurological condition affecting body movements and muscle coordination, caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually occurring before, during or shortly after birth;
(c) “dwarfism” means a medical or genetic condition resulting in an adult height of 4 feet 10 inches (147 centimeters) or less;
(d) “muscular dystrophy” means a group of hereditary genetic muscle disease that weakens the muscles that move the human body and persons with multiple dystrophy have incorrect and missing information in their genes,
which prevents them from making the proteins they need for healthy muscles. It is characterized by progressive skeletal muscle weakness, defects in muscle proteins, and the death of muscle cells and tissue;
(e) “acid attack victims” means a person disfigured due to violent assaults by throwing of acid or similar corrosive substance.

B) Visual impairment—

(a) “blindness” means a condition where a person has any of the following conditions, after best correction—
(i) total absence of sight; or
(ii) visual acuity less than 3/60 or less than 10/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with best possible correction; or
(iii) limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of less than 10 degree.
(b) “low-vision” means a condition where a person has any of the following conditions, namely:—
(i) visual acuity not exceeding 6/18 or less than 20/60 upto 3/60 or upto 10/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with best possible corrections; or
(ii) limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of less than 40 degree up to 10 degree.
C) Hearing impairment—
(a) “deaf’ means persons having 70 DB healing loss in speech frequencies in both ears;
(b) “hard of hearing” means person having 60 DB to 70 DB hearing loss in speech frequencies in both ears
D) (1) “speech and language disability” means a permanent disability arising out of conditions such as laryngectomy or aphasia affecting one or more components of speech and language due to organic or neurological causes.
(2) Intellectual disability, a condition characterized by significant limitation both in intellectual functioning (reasoning, learning, problem solving) and in adaptive behaviour which covers a range of every day, social and practical
skills, including—
(a) “specific learning disabilities” means a heterogeneous group of conditions wherein there is a deficit in processing language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself as a difficulty to comprehend, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations and includes such conditions as perceptual disabilities, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and developmental aphasia;
(b) “autism spectrum disorder” means a neuro-developmental condition typically appearing in the first three years of life that significantly affects a person’s ability to communicate, understand relationships and relate to others,
and is frequently associated with unusual or stereotypical rituals or behaviours. 
(3) Mental behaviour— “mental illness” means a substantial disorder of thinking, mood, perception, orientation or memory that grossly impairs judgment, behaviour, capacity to recognize reality or ability to meet the
ordinary demands of life, but does not include retardation which is a condition of arrested or incomplete development of mind of a person, specially characterized by sub normality of intelligence.
(4) Disability caused due to— (a) chronic neurological conditions, such as— 
(i) “multiple sclerosis” means an inflammatory, nervous system disease in which the myelin sheaths around the axons of nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to demyelination and affecting the ability of
nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other;
(ii) “Parkinson’s disease” means a progressive disease of the nervous system marked by tremor, muscular rigidity, and slow, imprecise movement, chieflyaffecting middle-aged and elderly people associated with degeneration
of the basal ganglia of the brain and a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine.
(b) Blood disorder—
(i) “Haemophilia” means an inheritable disease, usually affecting only male but transmitted by women to their male children, characterized by loss or impairment of the normal clotting ability of blood so that a minor would may
result in fatal bleeding;
(ii) “Thalassemia” means a group of inherited disorders characterized by reduced or absent amounts of hemoglobin.
(iii) “Sickle cell disease” means a hemolytic disorder characterized by chronic anemia, painful events, and various complications due to associated tissue and organ damage; “hemolytic” refers to the destruction of the cell membrane of red blood cells resulting in the release of hemoglobin.
(5) Multiple Disabilities (more than one of the above specified disabilities) including deaf, blindness which means a condition in which a person may have combination of hearing and visual impairments causing severe communication, developmental, and educational problems.
(6) Any other category as may be notified by the Central Government. 
11.3. Degree of Benchmark Disability for Reservation and Competent Authority for Issue of Disability Certificate: Only such persons would be eligible for relaxation in conditions/reservation in posts who suffer from not less than 40 percent of relevant benchmark disability. Those Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) who have availed the relaxation and/or reservation and shortlisted for Document Verification have to submit Certificate of Disability
issued by the Competent Authority as per the form V, VI and VII of rule 18(1) under chapter 7 of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017 dated 15.06.2017. Refer Annexure V (A), Annexure V (B) and Annexure V(C) 
11.4 Assistance of Scribe: Visually Impaired (VI) candidates/candidates whose writing speed is affected by Cerebral Palsy/muscular dystrophy/candidates with Locomotor disability (one arm)/Intellectual disability (Autism, specific learning disability and mental illness) can avail the assistance of scribe for writing answers on their behalf. For engaging the scribe, candidates will have to indicate the same while filling ONLINE application form. Engagement of scribe will be subject to the following conditions: for the revised formats. The existing certificates of disability issued under the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995 (since repealed) shall continue to be valid for the period specified therein.
(a) Candidates will have to arrange for the scribe on their own.
(b) The scribe so arranged should not himself/herself be the candidate for the notification for which the candidate is appearing. Also same scribe should not be engaged for more than one candidate. The scribe and the candidate shall give a declaration to this effect. Any violation, if detected at any stage will render both candidate and scribe disqualified.
(c) Candidates opting for scribe will have to provide additional details for scribes during submission of ONLINE application form as per Annexure-V(D)
(d) Separate e-Call Letter will be issued to scribes accompanying the candidates. , so that RRBs can issue e-Call Letter for scribe and the same shall be signed by both candidate and scribe. Scribe should produce original and valid ID proof at CBT Center and bring passport size photograph. 
(e) The candidate shall be responsible for any misconduct on the part of the scribe brought by him/her during the examination.
(f) Candidates availing the assistance of a scribe shall be eligible for compensatory time of not less than 20 minutes for every hour of examination.
(g) Candidates who wish to avail services of scribe but are unable to furnish the details of scribe at the time of ONLINE application, may avail the services of scribe by filling up necessary details in Format given at Annexure V(D) at the CBT center duly complying the conditions stipulated for scribe. The change of scribe may also be allowed in emergency duly recording reasons and filling the relevant details including pasting of photograph of the new scribe as per Annexure V(D)
(h) Conditions regarding engagement of scribe shall be subject to various provisions/orders of the competent authority, as amended from time to time.
11.5 All one-eyed candidates and candidates whose visual degree of disability is less than 40% shall not be considered as Visually Impaired persons and the provision for engaging scribe shall not be applicable to them.
11.6 Selected PwBD candidates will be subjected to medical examination by Railway Medical Authorities at the time of DV and only those conforming 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.
11.7 When vacancies are reserved for PwBDs and full panel for PwBDs cannot be made with the minimum qualifying percentage marks of each category, viz., UR, SC, ST, OBC-NCL, a relaxation of up to 2% marks in the minimum qualifying marks prescribed for the community will be allowed. Special Note for all Candidates seeking reservation/relaxation bene fits All the candidates seeking reservation/relaxation benefits available for
SC/ST/OBC-NCL/EWS/PwBD/ExSM must ensure that they are entitled to such reservation/relaxation as per eligibility prescribed in the Rules/CEN. They should be in possession of all the requisite certificates in the prescribed
format in support of their claim as stipulated in the Rules/CEN.

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