NOTIFICATION FOR ENGAGEMENT OF ACT APPRENTICES FOR THE YEAR 2019-20 Notice No.RRC-ER/Act Apprentices/2019-20
Short Detail: Online Applications are invited from eligible candidates who are Indian Nationals for engagement / training as Act Apprentices under the Apprentices Act, 1961 and Apprenticeship Rules, 1992, as amended from time to time, in Workshops and Divisions of Eastern Railway. Applications must be submitted online and no other mode of submission of the same would be entertained.
Railway RRC ER Trade Apprentice Online Form 2020
Advt. No. RRC-ER/Act Apprentice/2019-20
General, OBC, EWS : Rs. 100/-
SC, ST Candidates : Rs. 0/-
PH, Female Candidates : Rs. 0/-
Online Application Start : 14 February 2020
Online Application Start : 05 March 2020
Registration Last Date : 04 April 2020
Re Open Application Start : 25 June 2020
Registration Last Date : 09 July 2020
Fee Payment Last Date : 09 July 2020
Exam Date : Notified Soon
Admit Card Available : Notified Soon
Pay Exam Fee through Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking Fee Mode.
Age Limit as on 13/03/2020
Min. Age : 15 Yrs.
Max. Age : 24 Yrs.
Read the Notification for Age Relaxation.
Candidates Passed Class 08th/ 10th Exam with 50% and NCVT/ SCVT ITI Certificate in Related Trade.
Total Vacancy : 2792 Post
Interested Candidates can Read the Full Notification Before Apply Online.
The candidates should have completed 15 years of age and should not have completed 24 years of age as on cutoff date for receiving application. The age as recorded in the Matriculation certificate or the Birth Certificate shall only be reckoned for the purpose. No other document like horoscope, affidavits, birth extract from Municipal Corporation, service records and like will be accepted.
Upper age limit is relaxable by 05 years in case of SC/ST candidates, 3 years in case of OBC-NCL candidates and 10 years for Persons With Benchmark Disabilities (PWBD) candidates. Candidates availing the benefits of the relaxed criteria would be required to produce the relevant documents at the time of document verification for verifying their eligibility for the above-mentioned criteria.
Upper age limit is relaxable by additional 10 years for ex-serviceman up to the extent of service rendered in Defence Forces plus 03 years provided they have put in a minimum of 06 months service at a stretch, except Ex-servicemen who have already joined the Govt. Service on Civil side after availing of the Ex-servicemen status for the purpose of their engagement.
B. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:
The candidate must have passed 10th class examination or its equivalent (under 10+2 examination system) with minimum 50% marks, in aggregate, from recognized Board and also should possess the National Trade Certificate in the notified trade issued by NCVT/SCVT. However, for the following Trades the minimum educational qualification is 8th class pass from recognized School and the National Trade Certificate in the notified trade issued by NCVT/SCVT:
1. Welder (Gas and Electric) 2. Sheet Metal Worker 3. Lineman 4. Wireman 5. Carpenter 6. Painter (General) The candidate should have already passed the prescribed qualification on the date of issue of notification.
C. MEDICAL FITNESS:
A person shall be eligible for being trained under the Apprentices Act, 1961 and the Apprenticeship Rules, 1992, as amended from time to time, if he or she satisfies the minimum standards of physical fitness as prescribed in the aforesaid act and rules.
In accordance with Railway Board letter No.E(MPP)/2009/6/14, candidates have to bring a medical certificate at the time of document verification in a prescribed format as per Apprentice Act, 1961 and para 4 of Apprenticeship rules, 1992(as amended from time to time). The medical certificate should be signed by Government authorized doctor (Gaz.), not below the rank of Asst. Surgeon of Central/State Hospital.
All candidates, irrespective of community may be considered against UR vacancies, subject to fulfillment of parameters for UR candidates. No age relaxation is allowed to SC/ST/OBC candidates applying against unreserved vacancies.
However, against the vacancies earmarked for specific communities (SC/ST/OBC), only candidates belonging to that community will be considered.
Reservation quotas applicable for SC/ST/OBC/ESM/PWBD candidates shall be applicable in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Railway Board.
In the event of the OBC vacancies notified above remaining filled, the same will be filled up from the UR candidates. The unfilled SC vacancies, if any, shall be filled up by the ST candidates, if available and vice-versa. And if such arrangement is not possible, the unfilled reserved vacancies shall be filled up from the UR candidates (Rule 5 of the Apprenticeship Rules, 1992).
6. MODE OF SELECTION:
Selection will be on the basis of merit prepared in respect of all eligible candidates who apply against the notification.
For the trades for which only class 10th pass is the minimum qualification, a separate merit list will be drawn for candidates eligible taking the average of the percentage marks obtained by the candidates in both matriculation (with minimum 50% (aggregate) marks) and ITI examination giving equal weightage to both. In case of two candidates having the same marks, the candidate having older age shall be preferred. In case the dates of birth are also same, the candidate who passed the matriculation examination earlier shall be considered first.
For the trades for which class 8th pass is the minimum qualification, the merit list would be prepared for all eligible candidates, including those having qualification of matriculation and who opt for these trades, based on the average marks obtained both in class 8th standard and ITI examination, as indicated in (a) above. In case of two candidates having the same marks, the candidate having older age shall be preferred. In case the dates of birth are also same, the candidate who passed the 8th class examination earlier shall be considered first.
Illustration of Para – (ii) & (iii) above :- If a candidate secured 80.58 % marks in Matriculation examination and 91.68% marks in ITI, then marks considered for selection will be ½ [80.58 + 91.68] = 86.13.
Candidates enlisted as explained above will be called for Document Verification to the extent of 1.5 times the notified vacancies in the respective communities as per their merit order.
7. APPLICATION FEES:
Application fees (non-refundable) is Rs.100/- (Rupees One hundred) only. No fee, however,
is to be paid by the SC/ST/PWBD/Women candidates).
The payment of fees will have to be made online through ‘Payment Gateway’ while filling up the online Application Form. The payment can be made by using Debit Card / Credit Card / Internet Banking etc. Transaction charges for online payment, if any, will be borne by the candidate. At times, there may be server issues because of huge rush, which may affect the online payment system. In such scenario, the candidate needs to login fresh and attempt again.
8. HOW TO APPLY:
i. The candidates are required to apply ONLINE by visiting the link provided on the Notice Board of official website of RRC/ER (www.rrcer.com). They must go through the detailed instructions before filling up the online applications. All relevant items must be carefully filled up by the candidate himself. The particulars like the Name, Date of Birth, Father’s name, etc. must be identical with the same what have been recorded in the Matriculation or equivalent certificate.
ii. The candidates should fill up the relevant columns regarding their community (SC/ST/OBC/EWS) and physical disability.
iii. Candidates have to apply for any one Unit only: There would be options for exercising preference for training in the Training establishment as mentioned in para 2 above depending on the disciplines/trades in which the candidate has obtained ITI qualification. The candidates should carefully exercise their preferences for the same. However, the allotment of the training establishment is strictly as per merit and available vacancies in respective communities.
iv. The candidates are advised to indicate their mobile numbers and valid e-mail IDs which they need to be kept active during the entire process of selection, since communication for further selection process will be made through these media.
v. Items to be uploaded:
a. Scanned Photograph – Candidates are required to upload their good quality and contrast colour photograph, not more than 3 months old, at the space provided in the online Application Form. The scanned photo should be in the JPG/JPEG format and within the specified file size as mentioned in the Application Form. The photograph should be clear, without cap or sunglasses and should have defined edges. The candidates should also keep 10 copies of the same photograph for future purposes.
b. Scanned signature and LTI – Candidates are required to upload their full signature and LTI at the space provided in the online Application Form, which has to be in JPG/JPEG format and within the specified file size as mentioned in the Application Form. The application submitted without signature and LTI will be summarily rejected.
c. Standard 8th and 10th mark sheet – pdf format with specified file size as mentioned in the application form.
d. Certificate in proof of age.
e. ITI Certificate from NCVT/SCVT – pdf format with specified file size as mentioned in the application form.
f. Community certificate for SC/ST/OBC/EWS – pdf format with specified file size as mentioned in the application form. Self declaration as per the prescribed format has to be uploaded by OBC candidates.
g. PwBD Certificate, in pdf as applicable.
The format of the Community certificates, EWS certificate and PWBD certificate shall be as per the format uploaded in the website.
vi. The candidate must follow all instructions regarding uploading of the photographs, sign, LTI and documents provided during the filling up of the ONLINE application form.
vii. All other relevant columns of the Application Form should be filled up by the candidate. The Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC)/Eastern Railway reserves the right to reject the incomplete applications.
viii. Candidates are advised to take 2 print outs of the filled-up online Application Form after all details have been filled and the Form has been confirmed to have been submitted.
ix. HELP DESK – For any problems in submitting the applications online or printing of the application, candidates are advised to go to HELP ME column, mentioned at the top of Online application and accordingly seek help.
9. OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS AND CONDITIONS :
i. The candidates finally engaged will be provided stipend at the prescribed rate as per extant provisions.
ii. This notification is purely for apprenticeship training. Training in Railway establishments under the Apprentices Act, 1961 does not by itself confer any right, whatsoever, for appointment in railway services by default. However, 20% of the vacancies notified to be filled up in Level-1 posts shall be filled up by giving preference to the Course Completed Act Apprentices trained in Railway establishments and possessing National Apprenticeship Certificates granted by NCVT, subject to such candidates found suitable in other aspects and they having secured the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination.
iii. Before applying, the candidate should ensure that he/she fulfils all the eligibility criteria. If at any later stage, the particulars furnished by the candidate are revealed to be not conforming with the eligibility criteria, his/her engagement will be terminated forthwith. All annexures in the given formats for claiming fees exemption, reservation, age relaxation, etc. must be submitted at the time of verification of documents alongwith supportive original documents.
iv. The candidature of candidates is purely provisional at every stage and it is liable to be cancelled if any irregularity is found at any stage. Mere issue of a call letter for document verification doesn’t confer any right/claim for apprenticeship training.
v. The Eastern Railway administration does not take any responsibility for sending replies to the candidates not selected or not called for. Only the list of candidates coming in the merit list after passing all stages will be issued.
vi. After final submission of online application, no candidate will be allowed to do any type of correction/alteration online. vii. In matters of determination of eligibility and admitting the candidature of applicants, the decision of RRC/ER shall be final.
viii. Legal Jurisdiction:- For any legal disputes, the jurisdiction will be Hon’ble Central Administrative Tribunal, Kolkata.
ix. The selection for training is purely merit based and the Railway does not appoint any facilitation centre/coaching centre for the said selection. The candidates are advised to be aware of any mischief of assurance of such selection against illegal consideration by unscrupulous elements. If they come across such occurrences, they are advised to bring it to the notice of the Chairperson, Railway Recruitment Cell, Eastern Railway, 56, C.R. Avenue, RITES Building, 1st Floor, Kolkata – 700 012.
10. INVALID APPLICATIONS:
The applications having any one of the following deficiencies/discrepancies or irregularities will be summarily rejected:
Signature in Block/Capital Letter.
Left Thumb Impression/ Signature not affixed on the application and at prescribed place.
Not uploading of photograph
Community certificate and other essential certificates not uploaded and not obtained from appropriate authority. OBC certificate should not be more than one year old.
Non-payment of prescribed fee (where applicable).
Not having requisite educational and/ technical qualification as notified.
More than one application by one candidate or one candidate applying for more than one unit and trade.
Over-age or date of birth not filled or wrongly filled.
Defective application and irrelevant entries.
Applications sent by any other mode than the online mode.
Any other irregularities which are considered invalid by RRC.
Note: This list is only illustrative and not exhaustive. The applications will be rejected if any other irregularity/deficiency is noticed by RRC at any stage.
11. Candidates should regularly check the Notice Board Section of the Website of RRC/ER
for latest updates.
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