Railway Board Master Circular No. 7 – Recruitment against Cultural/Scouts and Guides Quota

Railway Board Master Circular No. 7 – Recruitment against Cultural/Scouts and Guides Quota

Railway Board Master Circular No. 7 – Recruitment against Cultural/Scouts and Guides Quota


रेल मंत्रालय)
RAILWAY BOARD (रेलवे बोर्ड)

No. E(NG)II/2019/RR-2/1/Master Circular

New Delhi, dated 13.12.2019

The General Managers (P),
All Indian Railways,
Production Units & others

(as per standard mailing list).

Sub: Recruitment against Cultural/Scouts and Guides Quota – Master Circular.


Pursuant to the issue of the Master Circular No. 7190 dated 22.10.1990, instructions have been amended and new orders issued on the policy regarding recruitment against Cultural/Scouts and Guides Quota. Instructions issued from time to time on the above subject have now been consolidated below for the information and guidance of all concerned.

2. Recruitment against Scouts & Guides Quota in Level – 1 and Level – 2 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix.

(i) The annual quota for recruitment on Scouts and Guides has been fixed by this Ministry on the Zonal Railways and Production Units as below:

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Level – 2
of 7th CPC Pay Matrix
2 per Railway per year
1 per Production Unit per year
Level -1 (erstwhile Group “D”)
of 7th CPC Pay Matrix
2 per Division per year
2 per Production Unit per year

Authority: E(NG)II/2003/RR-2/4 dated 19.11.2003 (R.B.E No. 201/2003)

Note: Northern Railway will recruit additional 1 per year in Level -2 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix (6th CPC GP 1900) and 2 per year in Level-1 (6th CPC GP 1800) who will be posted in Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO), not to be utilized elsewhere.


(ii) Recruitment should be done at the Zonal Administrative For this, each Zone should conduct the recruitment by clubbing the requirement/quota fixed for all their respective divisions as well as Production Units (which are also districts under their respective zones), falling within their territorial jurisdiction. This should be done by way of open advertisement following the procedure laid down vide this Ministry’s letter No. E(NG)II/96/RR-1/62 dated 17.09.98.

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(iii) The recruitment will be done only in Level -2 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix (6th CPC GP 1900/-) and Level -1 of 7th CPC of Pay Matrix (6th CPC GP 1800/-).

(iv) The educational qualification and age limit for consideration for appointment against the quota will be the same as applicable for direct recruitment to Level -2 & Level-1 respectively. Examination Fee may be charged @ Rs.500/- (Rupees Five Hundred) per candidate with the provision for refunding Rs.400/- to candidates actually appearing in the written examination. However, for candidates belonging to SC/ST/ Ex-Serviceman/Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBDs), Women, Minorities and Economic Backward Classes Rs.250/- will be charged , with a provision for refunding the same to those who appear in the written examination.

(Authority: E(NG)II/2009/RR-1/10 dated 17/06/2016 & E(NG)II/2017/RR- 1/12(3192238) dated 28/02/2018.)

(v) Power for Recruitment of Scouts and Guides quota shall lie with the General Application shall be called separately for Level-2 (6th CPC GP Rs.1900/-) and Level-1 (6th CPC GP 1800/-). The selection shall also be conducted separately. A candidate may apply both for Level-2 and Level-1.

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(vi) The following qualification would apply for the recruitment of Scouts & Guides to posts in Level-2 and Level-1.

a) A President Scout/Guide/Rover/Ranger Or Himalayan Wood Badge(HWB) holder in any section;

b) Should have been an active member of Scouts Organization for the last 5 years. The ‘Certificate of Activeness’ should be as per Annexure-1; and

c) Should have attended two events at National level OR All Indian Railways’ level AND Two events at State

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Source: Railway Board