RBE No. 140/2019 – Guidelines for providing various facilities to PwD at the time of departmental exam
RBE No. 140/2019
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated August 26th,2019
The General Managers,
All Zonal Railways & PUs etc.
(as per standard list)
Sub: Guidelines for providing various facilities including allowing scribes to person with disabilities at the time of departmental examination.
Reference Board’s letter of even number dated 01.09.2014 on the above subject which provides that the various facilities including scribes to persons with disabilities as laid down in Railway Boards letters No. E(NG)II/2006/RC-2/13 dated 17.09.2007, 18.02.2011, 27.04.2017, 25.09.2013 and 19.12.2013, for direct recruitment, may be made applicable for departmental examinations also, wherever circumstances so warrant.
A doubt has been raised by one Zonal Railway as to whether the facility of scribe for departmental examination is restricted to persons recruited against 3% PwD quota or it can also be extended to persons who have been certified disabled by a Railway Doctor due to disability during service. If yes, whether the facility is available for promotion from Group ‘C’ to Group ‘B’ also, in addition to promotions within Group ‘C’.
The matter has been examined in consultation with the Management Services Dte., and it is clarified that the instructions contained in Board’s letter of even number dated 01.09.2014 ibid is also applicable to persons who have attained the disability while in service, for appearing in all departmental examinations both within Group ‘C’ and from Group ‘C’ to Gazetted categories.
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