Exemption from passing the Typewriting Test – Implementation of instructions of DOPT
RB/ESTT. No. 02/2017
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA/BHARAT SARKAR
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS/RAIL MANTRALAYA
The General Managers (P)
All Zonal Railways & Production Umts.
(As per standard list)
New Delhi, dated 16.01.2017
Sub:- Exemption from passing the Typewriting Test –Â Implementation of instructions of DOP&T issued videÂ their letter dated 22.04.2015.
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department ofÂ Personnel & Training , in their O.M. No.14020/2/91-Estt(D) dated 29.09.1992Â had issued certain instructions/guidelines regarding exemption from passing theÂ Typewriting Test. The same has been reiterated vide their O.M.Â No.14020/1/2014-Estt.(D) dated 22.04.2015.
2. Both the Federations viz. AIRF and NFIR have also raised this demandÂ in the PNM forum. Accordingly, matter has been deliberated in consultationÂ with concerned directorates and it has been decided by the Board to adopt the
stipulations made in DOP&T’s OMs ibid (copies enclosed) mutatis mutandis toÂ persons appointed/promoted as Junior Clerks, Accounts Cler~ againstÂ promotion quota, sports persons recruited against sports quota, thoseÂ appointed on compassionate grounds, under Scouts & Guide and culturalÂ quota, re-deployed medically unfit Railway servants on alternetive posts Â re-deployed surplus staff and also physically handicapped railway servants, as
per prevailing rules. The procedure of conducting of the typing test whether it isÂ on manual type writer or on Personal Computer as contained in Board’s letterÂ No.E(NG)I-2004/CFP/8 dated 04.02.2011will remain unaltered.
3. The above instructions will take effect from the date of issue of this letter.Â Cases already decided in the past need not be re-opened.
Please acknowledge receipt.
Deputy Director Estt. (N)
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