Exemption from passing the Typewriting Test – Implementation of instructions of DOPT



New Delhi, dated 16.01.2017

The General Managers (P)
All Zonal Railways & Production Umts.
(As per standard list)

Sub: Exemption from passing the Typewriting Test – Implementation of instructions of DOP&T issued vide their letter dated 22.04.2015.

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training, in their O.M. No.14020/2/91-Estt(D) dated 29.09.1992 had issued certain instructions/guidelines regarding exemption from passing the Typewriting Test. The same has been reiterated vide their O.M. No.14020/1/2014-Estt.(D) dated 22.04.2015.

2. Both the Federations viz. AIRF and NFIR have also raised this demand in the PNM forum. Accordingly, matter has been deliberated in consultation with concerned directorates and it has been decided by the Board to adopt the stipulations made in DOP&T’s OMs ibid (copies enclosed) mutatis mutandis to persons appointed/promoted as Junior Clerks, Accounts Clerk against promotion quota, sports persons recruited against sports quota, those appointed on compassionate grounds, under Scouts & Guide and cultural quota, re-deployed medically unfit Railway servants on alternative posts re-deployed surplus staff and also physically handicapped railway servants, as per prevailing rules. The procedure of conducting of the typing test whether it is on manual type writer or on Personal Computer as contained in Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-2004/CFP/8 dated 04.02.2011 will remain unaltered.

3. The above instructions will take effect from the date of issue of this letter. Cases already decided in the past need not be re-opened.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(MK Meena)
Deputy Director Estt. (N)
Railway Board

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