रेल मंत्रालय MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(रेलवे बोर्ड RAILWAY BOARD)
The General Managers All Zonal Railways & Production Units
(as per standard list)
Sub: General Departmental Competitive Examination — Consolidated instructions — reg.
2.5 All regular employees possessing prescribed educational qualification for Direct Recruitment working in gad owe than the grades/pay scale for which GDCE is being conducted Arele to appear in GDCE selection for all categories. [Boards letter N0(NG /2008/PM 1/6 Pt. dated 24.07.2017] (RBE No.72/2017) and [Boards letter No. E(NG)I/ 1992/PM 2/16 dt 20.08.1993] (RBE No 12993).
2.6 All regular employees possessing prescribed educational qualification for Direct Recruitment working in same grade/pay scale for which GDCE is being conducted are eigible to appear in selection for GDCE from Non-Safety to Safety category posts as well as Safety to Safety category posts. [Boards’ letter No E(NG)1/2008 /PM 1/6 Pt dated 24072017] (RBE No.72/2 and [Boards’ letter No E(NG)1/ 1992/PM 2/16 dt 20.08.1993] (RBE NQ 1 9/95).
2.7 Reservation Quotas prescribed for SC/ST will be applicable for GDCE. [Boards’ letter No. E(NG)I/ 1992/PM 2/ 16 dt 20.08,1993] (RBE No.129/93).
2.8 Maximum age limit for General, candidates is 40 years and for SC/ST it is 45 years. [Boards’ letter No. E(NG)I/ 1992/PM 2/16 dt 20.08.1993] (RBE No.129/93).
2.5 Regular Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’ staff of the Production Units who fulfill the stipulated eligibility conditions are also permitted to appear in GDCE whenever conducted by the Zonal Railways for filling up the vacancies in different Group ‘C’ categories. The Zonal Railways should therefore, ensure that copies of notifications of selection under GDCE whenever issued by them are invariably endorsed to all the Production Units, so as to enable the employees of the Production Units also to apply for such selections, through proper channel, along with eligible employees of the Zonal Railway concerned. [Boards’ letter No. E(NG)I/2001/PM 2/12 dated 21.01.2002] (RBE No.09/2002).
3.1 The standard of examination shall be like that of Direct Recruitment to avoid any dilution of the cadre. If suitable candidates do not become available in adequate number as a result of GDCE, the shortfall will be made good by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Board.
3.2 The GDC Examination is to be conducted by the RRCs.
3.3 The date for GDCE is to be fixed by Railway Recruitment Cells (RRCs) of the Railway in consultation with CPOs and Chairman of respective RRBs.
3.4 Question Papers for GDCE is to be provided by respective RRBs, but evaluation shall be done by RRCs on the basis of answer keys provided by the former. However, instead of 3 sets of Question Papers, only one set of the same will be provided by RRBs to RRCs for GDCE. All other recruitment related activities will be performed by Chairman of respective RRCs. [Boards’ letter No. E(NG)I/2008/PM 1/6 dated 20.10.2014] (RBE No.113/2014).
3.5 Zone of consideration for GDCE will encompass staff belonging to all the Departments! Branches in a Division/ Workshop/ Headquarter-Office/ Extra Divisional Office/ Production Unit as the case may be subject to their applying through proper channel in response to the notification for GDCE. [Boards’ letter No. E(NG)I!1992/PM 2/16 dated 20.08.1993] (RBE No.129/1993).
Dy. Director -11/Estt.(NG)I
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