Sub: Recruitment of the sportspersons on the Zonal Railways/Production Units against Sports Quota
Ref.: Railway Board’s letter No.2015/E(Sports)4(I)/11 dated 25.05.2016(RBE No.54/2016)

Railway Board vide their letter under reference has freezed Group ‘D’ quota allotted for recruitment of sportspersons in Level 1(GP Rs.1800) for the year 2016-17. It was further mentioned that, the proposal for rationalization of Group ‘C’ quota and proportionately increase it, its distribution and other formalities for making job on the Railways more attractive for the best sporting talent in the country is being examined. Till then recruitment in Group ‘C’ category may continue as per existing quota.

As Railway Board are aware that, for Group ‘C’ post; one has to win medal at the National/International level. With this, the sportsperson, those who were getting job against Group ‘D’ quota on the basis of their state level performance, will not be able to get Job, which is against the policy of promotion of state level tournament and the organization like the Indian Railways cannot work with this spirit.

The Board are, therefore, requested to withdraw their instructions, issued under RBE No.54/2016, so that, sportspersons can be recruited against Group ‘D’ quota.