No.AIRF/34                                                                                                 Dated: July 17, 2023

The Chairman & CEO,

Railway Board,

New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Appointment of the Course Completed Act Apprentices against 20% quota – CEN No.01/2019

Ref.(i) AIRF’s letter No.AIRF/34(159)(133) dated 21.04.2023

      (ii) AIRF’s PNM Item No.35/2023

The issue of eligibility of the Course Completed Act Apprentices who applied against CEN No.01/2019 was raised by AIRF, but no decision has been taken till date, thus the fate of more than 3,000 candidates is undecided and they are running from pillar to post.

It is worth-mentioning here that, most of the candidates completed their training before 12.04.2019, but the examination was not conducted by the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship prior to 12.04.2019. The RDAT conducted exams from 29.05.2019 to 14.06.2019, and in 05 states it was conducted from 26.06.2019 to 28.06.2019.

The cut-off date fixed in CEN No.01/2019 was 12.04.2019, but the failure to conduct the examination before 12.04.2019 is totally attributable to the RDAT and there is no fault of the candidates. The RDAT has clarified to consider these Act Apprentices eligible for CEN No.01/2019.

AIRF, therefore, urges your goodself to intervene in the matter, and the candidates who had completed training before 12.04.2019 be considered eligible for appointment against CEN No.01/2019. Other issues, highlighted vide AIRF’s PNM Item No.35/2023, also be considered sympathetically.

      Yours faithfully,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

   General Secretary

 √Copy to: DG(HR), Railway Board – For necessary action please.

√Copy to: PED(IR), Railway Board – For necessary action please.

√Copy to: GSs, All Affiliated Unions – For information.

√Copy to: AIRF/PNM/35/2023