Clarification about Educational Qualification of Ex-Servicemen Candidates

Clarification about Educational Qualification of Ex-Servicemen CandidatesRailway Board clarification about the Educational Qualification of Ex-servicemen for post of Senior Section Engineer – Diploma with endorsement in the same as equivalent to Engineering degree is not a valid Certificate

Ministry of Railways has issued a Circular regarding educational qualifications of Ex-servicemen for post of Senior Section Engineer

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)


RBE No.56/2016

No. E(NG)II/2014/RR-l/3.

New Delhi, Dated 27/05/2016

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units

Chairmen/Railway Recruitment Boards.

Sub: Clarification about educational qualification of Ex-servicemen candidates – reg.

References have been received from various Railway establishments seeking clarification regarding acceptance or otherwise of certificates pertaining to qualification submitted by Ex-servicemen for post of Senior Section Engineer which contained following endorsement:-

“Diploma in Engineering in appropriate discipline plus total 10 years of technical experience in the appropriate field is recognized as equivalent to Degree in Engineering. It is considered valid for the purpose of selection to Gazetted posts and services under the Central or State Government.”

2. This endorsement in Diploma certificates of Ex-servicemen candidates have been made on the basis of certain notification of Ministry of Education and Social Welfare (Department of Education Technical) contained in letter No. F-18-19/75/T-2 dated 26/5/1977.

3. The matter has been examined in consultation with Air Headquarter/New Delhi, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Human Resource Development. It has now been informed by M/o HRD that notification dated 26/5/1977 has been declared fictitious by Hon’ble Central Administrative Tribunal, Chandigarh in OA No. 343/PB/2013 in their order dated 15/12/2015 in the matter of Shri Om Prakash Kangotra and others Vs Union of India & others.

4. In above light, it has been decided that aforesaid certificates need not be accepted, wherein, Degree in Engineering has been notified as prescribed qualification for recruitment on the Railways.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(Hindi version will follow)

{This disposes of North Western Railway’s letters No. 742-E/R&T/Mech./Gr.C/Vol.lV dated 11/1/2016 and 16/2/2016, RRB/Bhopal’s letter No.RRB/BPL/Panel/139 dated 16/4/2013 and
RRB/Ahmedabad’s letter No. RRB/ADl/E/R&T/01/2012/SEs dated 24/6/2013}.

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

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