RBE No. 114/2017

No. E (NG)- II/2007/RR-1/38 (3000863)                                                New Delhi, Dated:31/08/2017.

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units,
(As per standard mailing list).

Sub: Acceptance of certificates/qualifications awarded by various Boards of School Education in India for the purpose of employment on the railways.

Attention is invited to Board’s instructions contained in RBE N0.75/2014 dated 15.07.2014 and RBE No.29/20 15 dated 26.03.2015 on the above subject, inter-alia stating that the official website of COBSE be referred for list of Boards of School education for Member Boards as well as Associate Member Boards.

2. Clarification has now been received from Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) vide their OM No. 101/2017 Sch-3 dated 25.04.2017, stating that Council of Boards of School Education in 1ndia (COBSE) is a private organization and its membership is voluntary and COBSE has
not been established by that Ministry. Moreover, the membership of COBSE does not automatically grant the status of recognized Board upon any member Board. Further, MHRD neither regulates setting up of Education Boards nor does it give recognition to Education Boards except two national level education boards, viz., CBSE and NIOS.

3. Accordingly, the matter has been examined in this Ministry and it has been decided by the Board to withdraw instructions dated 15.07.2014 under RBE No.75/2014 and dated 26.03.2015 under RBE No.29/20 I 5. Further, for genuineness of various School Boards, State Governments concerned may be approached on whose
authority they claim to be genuine. Cases already decided need not be reopened.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Neeraj Kumar)
Director Estt. (N)-II
Railway Board .

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