Subject Filling up of DR Quota vacancies through General Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE) — eligibility of staff in same Grade Pay/Pay Scale — regarding.
Zonal Railways and Production Units may please refer to Board’s letters 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 and staff in same grade pay/scale are eligible to appear from Non-Safety to Safety Posts for GDCE selections. 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 supersession to Board’s letters quoted above in the reference :
(a) Eligible staff working in grades lower than the grades/pay scale for which GDCE is being conducted be permitted to appear in GDCE selections for all categories;
(b) Eligible staff working in same grade/payscale for which GDCE is being conducted may be permitted to appear in selection for GDCE from Non-Safety to Safety category posts as well as Safety to Safety category posts.