RBE NO. 61/2017


Part No. E(NG)I-2008/PM1/6/Part                                                     New Delhi, dated 23.06.2017

The General Manager (P)
All Indian Railways & Pus
(As per Standard List)

Subject : Filling up 50% of DR Quota vacancies through General Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE) — eligibility of staff in same Grade Pay/Pay Scale — regarding.

Reference:-  Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)l-2004/PM2/3 dated 20.10.2005

Zonal Railways may please refer to Board’s letter quoted in the reference, in terms of which employees working in grades lower than the grades for which GDCE is held, are eligible to appear in the selection held for GDCE

  1. Both the Federations, viz., AIRF and NFIR have raised the issue of eligibility of staff for appearing in GDCE and have requested Board to allow staff from same grade pay/pay scale also to avail the benefit of GDCE.
  2. The matter has been examined and it has been decided that in partial modification of Board’s letter quoted in the reference, staff from same grade pay/pay scale may be allowed to appear in selection for GDCE only in case the selection is from Non-Safety to Safety posts. Other conditions remain unchanged.

Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.

Hindi version shall follow.

(P. M. Meena)
Deputy Director-II/E(NG)I
Railway Board