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NORTHEAST FRONTIER RAILWAY 

RAILWAY RECRUITMENT CELL

Station Colony, Panbazar,

Guwahati Assam

NOTIFICATION FOR ENGAGEMENT OF ACT APPRENTICES OVER N.F.RAILWAY

FOR THE YEAR 

SCHEDULE


ONLINE applications are invited  from eligible  candidates for engagement of Act Apprentices  for imparting training under the Apprentices Act 1961  in the designated trades at Workshops/Units in the jurisdiction of N.F. Railway against 5636 slots. Applications complete in all respects should be submitted only ONLINE till 22:00 hrs. of the closing date.
1.Candidates should  note and take cognizance of the fact that this is a Centralized Notification for engagement of Act Apprentices under the Apprentices Act 1961  for Northeast Frontier Railway  units  and  Railway  Recruitment Cell, Northeast Frontier Railway  (RRC/NFR) has been  nominated as nodal  agency  for obtaining ONLINE applications from candidates and preparation of their merit list. No physical  copy of the application is required to be sent  to RRC/Units. Candidates can submit their applications ONLINE only  on RRC/NFR’s website www.nfr.indianrailways.gov.in --> General Info Railway Recruitment Cell GHY
2. After preparation of merit list, the  same  will be advised  to respective Divisions/Units on
N.F.Railway. Document verification will be held in opted  Divisions/Units, as per the choice
mentioned in the candidate’s applications.
3.Candidates must note that no centralized merit list will be formed.
4.MODE OF SELECTION: 
4.1 Selection will  be on   the  basis of  merit  list  prepared  (trade wise,  unit-wise, 
community-wise).  The  merit list  in  each  unit  will  be  prepared on  the basis of percentage of  marks obtained in  matriculation (with  minimum 50%  aggregate marks) + ITI marks in the trade in which Apprenticeship is to be done. The panel will be on the basis of average of marks in the matriculation and ITI.
For the  purpose of calculation of percentage of matriculation, marks obtained by the 
candidates in al
subjects will  be reckoned and not on the basis of marks of any 
subject or a group of subjects like  best of five etc.
For the purpose of calculation of percentage of ITI marks, average marks mentioned in 
consolidated statement  of  marks  for  all  semesters  of  the
trade  applied/marks 
mentioned in the  provisional National  Trade Certificate  issued  by NCVT/SCVT,  will
only be reckoned.
In  case of  false/wrong  declaration of  Marks,  the candidature is  liable to be
cancelled.
4.2In case of two candidates having  the same  marks, the candidates with  older age shall be preferred. In case  the  date  of birth is also same, then  the  candidate who  passed matriculation exam earlier shall be considered first. 
4.3A final  merit list will  be  prepared unit wise,  trade wise and community wise, equal to the number of slots in  the descending order of percentage of marks obtained by the candidate, as stated above. Shortlisted candidates, thus enlisted in respective units, will  be  called for document verification to the extent of 1.5 times of the notified vacancies.
4.4 Candidates finally  enlisted would  be  subject  to  verification of original testimonials uploaded and production of medical certificate as per annexure attached.
5.During submission  of ONLINE application,  a Registration number will be  issued  to  each applicant. Candidates are advised  to preserve/note their Registration Number for further stages of engagement process/correspondence with RRC.
NOTE-I: To avoid last minute rush, candidates are advised  in their own interest to submit ONLINE application much before the closing date, to avoid possible Inability/failure to log on to the website of RRC on account  of heavy load on the internet or website jam during last days.
NOTE-II: RRC does not accept any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their application within  the last day on account  of aforesaid reasons or any other reason.
6.The  Units along with no.  of slots for apprenticeship training and addresses of  the units are mentioned as under:

Note: Please  go through the  available  training slots  given  below  vis-√†-vis  your ITI Trade thoroughly and  select  the  Units accordingly for ONLINE application. It should  not  happen that you select a unit where there is no training slot requirement for your ITI Trade. In such a  situation your application may  eventually become  meaningless, as  you  would  not  be allowed  to make any changes  after the final submission. Moreover, you are also not allowed to make subsequently or multiple applications as in such an eventually, all the applications of yours shall be summarily rejected. No physical copy  of the application is required to be sent to RRC/Units. 
NB: PWD means  person with Disability and ESM means  Ex. Servicemen. Seats of PWD and Ex-Servicemen in the  above  tables  are not  separate, but  included in the  total  number of seats.
The  number of training slots shown in this Notification are provisional and the same are liable to increase or decrease depending upon the actual needs of the administration at the time of finalization of select list.
When the prescribed number of persons belonging to the Scheduled Castes is not available, it will be filled by ST candidates. For ST slots, in case ST candidates are not available, they will be filled by SC candidates. If the prescribed training slots for SC/ST candidates cannot be filled even  in the  above  given  manner, then  the  training slots  so lying unfilled  will be filled  by  persons  not  belonging  to  the  Scheduled  Castes  or the  Scheduled Tribes  i.e. Unreserved  candidates. Similarly, the  seats  remaining unfilled  by OBC candidates will be filled by candidates of unreserved category.
8.ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS:
8.1The candidates should  have completed 15 years of age and should  not have completed
24 years of age as on 01.04.2022.
8.2Upper age limit is relaxable by 05 years in case of SC/ST candidates, 3 years in case of
OBC candidates.
8.3For persons with Disability, upper age limit is relaxed by 10 years.
8.4Upper age  limit  is relaxable by up  to  additional 10  years for ex-servicemen to  the extent  of service rendered in Defense Forces plus 03 years provided they have put in a minimum of 6 months service at  a stretch, except  Ex-servicemen who  have  already joined  the  Govt. service on  Civil side  after availing  the  Ex.servicemen status for the purpose of their engagement. However, regardless of community, Ex. serviceman will be considered against  the  Ex. Servicemen quota, if available. If UR vacancies are not available  then  only Ex. Serviceman belonging to those  particular communities where vacancies are available will be considered against  the ex. servicemen quota.
8.5The  candidates,  who   want to avail the benefit of  reservation of  SC/ST,  must
upload his/her Caste certificate on  Central Government format only  issued by appropriate authority according to Annexure-I at the time of online application. Similarly,  the  candidates who  want  to  avail  the  benefit  of reservation of OBC, must 
upload Caste  certificate and Non-Creamy  Layer  certificate issued on  or after on Central Government format only by appropriate authority as per sample Annexure-II  at  the  time  of online  application,  these  certificates are required  to  be produced in original at the  time  of document verification also. The list of authorities empowered to issue SC/ST/OBC certificates are indicated below:-
a. District  Magistrate/  Additional   Magistrate/Collector/Deputy  Commissioner/ Additional   Deputy   Commissioner/Deputy  Collector/1st    Class  Stipendiary Magistrate/   Sub-divisional   Magistrate/Taluk   Magistrate/Executive   Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Magistrate (not below the rank of 1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate).
b.Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tahsildar.
c.Sub-divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and or his family resides
8.6 The  candidates who  want  to  avail  the  benefit  of reservation of Ex. servicemen and Armed Forces personnel, must upload Discharge certificate and  in case of children of Ex. Servicemen and  children of Armed Forces serving certificate  respectively (as the case may be) of his/her parents at the time of online application.
9.EX-SERVICEMEN
9.1An Ex-servicemen candidate selected under the reservation provided for them  is to be placed   in  the  appropriate  category viz.  UR/SC/ST/OBC  to  which  he  belongs.  Ex. servicemen, their children and children of Armed Force personnel will be engaged for Apprenticeship as per details  mentioned below:
a)Children  of  deceased/disabled  Ex.  servicemen  including   those   killed/disabled during peace time.
b)Children of Ex. servicemen
c)Children of Serving Jawans d)   Children of Serving Officer e)   Ex. Servicemen
10.MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
The candidate must  have  passed 10th  class  examination or its equivalent (under 10+2 examination system) with  minimum 50%  marks, in aggregate, from recognized Board and  also  possess National  Trade Certificate (ITI)  in the  notified  trade issued  by the National  Council for Vocational  Training or Provisional Certificate issued  by National Council for Vocational Training/State Council for Vocational Training.
Copies  of  mark sheet & pass certificates of  matriculation (10thstd),  provisional
certificate/National trade certificate (NTC) certificate issued  by NCVT/SCVT in the case of ITI and ITI Final Mark-Sheet must be uploaded. Mere completion of course is not sufficient. Candidates should have already passed the prescribed qualification on the date of  issue of  notification and ITI  pass certificate/NTC/STC  should be available with them.
11. PAYMENT OF FEES
11.1 Application  fees (Non-refundable) –Rs.100/- (Rupees one hundred only)
11.2Fee  payment will  have to be made online through payment gateway as part of online application process as under:
- Once  the   online   application  is  complete  in  all  respects  at  RRC/NFRs  candidates will be directed to  payment gateway to make payment.
- Once the  payment is successfully done, candidates will be redirected to RRC/NFRs website to complete the application process and download the application form.
-In case the candidates tried to make  payment before and  come across some  issues like loss of internet connection due to which the fee amount has been deducted from their Account/Debit/Credit Card but still unable  to download the application, please click on “ Verify Payment”  button to reconfirm the same from the payment gateway. 
11.3After ensuring the correctness of the particulars of the application form candidates are required to pay fees through the  payment gateway integrated with  the  online application. No change/edit will be allowed  thereafter.
11.4The payment can be made  by using debit card/ credit card/internet Banking etc. by providing  information  as  asked   on  the  screen.  Transaction  charges  for  online payment, if any, will be borne by the candidates.
11.5On successful  completion of the transaction, e-receipt with  the date  entered by the
candidate will be generated which should be printed and retained by the candidate.
11.6 If the online  transaction is not successfully completed, please  login again and make payment online.
11.7No fee is required to be paid by SC/ST/PWD/Women candidates.
12. STANDARDS OF FITNESS FOR THE PERSON WITH DISABILITY
12.1Only Loco motor or Cerebral palsy  (OH) who  suffers from not  less  than  40%  of relevant disability and Hearing Handicapped (HH) having 60 decibels  or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequency are eligible to apply.
12.2 For Loco motor or Cerebral palsy (OH).

NOTE:  OL=One Leg, BL=Both Legs, LV=Low vision, HH=Hard of Hearing
12.3 For the  purpose of visually  handicap (VH) candidates, definition of VH disabilities are as under:
a) Blindness
“Blindness”  refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the  following condition, namely:
Total absence of sight, or
Visual  acuity  not  exceeding   6/60  or 20/2000  (snellen)  in  the  better eye  with correcting lens; Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degrees or worse.
b)Low vision (VH)
“Person with low vision” means  a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment  or standard  refractive corrections but  who  uses  or is potentially capable  of using  vision  for the  planning or execution of a task  with  appropriate assistive device.
12.Person with Disability (PWD)  who  wants to avail the benefit of reservation must produce a  disability certificate issued by  a  competent authority (i.e. Medical Board duly constituted by the  Central or State  Government including  one 
specialist  in  the  particular  field  for assessing  disability).  Disability certificate should be strictly as per Form II, III and IV as attached.
12.5Other  than   abovementioned   Persons  with   Disabilities    (PWD)   candidates  as mentioned against  the relevant trades should  not apply  as PWD, and, they will not be eligible for such concessions/facilities.
13. HOW TO APPLY
13.1Candidates are required to apply ONLINE by visiting  www.nfr.indianrailways.gov.in detailed instructions  for filling  up  ONLINE applications will  be  available  on  the website.
13.2Candidates are required to  log on  to  the  RRC/NFR website www.nfr. indianrailways.gov.in  provided  for  filling  ONLINE applications  and   fill  up   the personal details/BIODATA etc. carefully.
NOTE-I:  Candidates  should   be  in  possession  of  Aadhaar  Card.  At  the  time   of registration, candidates have to fill 12 digits Aadhaar Card number. The candidates not  having  Aadhaar number and  have  enrolled for Aadhaar but  have  not  received Aadhaar Card can  enter 28  digits  Aadhaar Enrolment ID printed on  the  Aadhaar Enrolment slip.
This  provision is applicable to  the  candidates of all states and  Union  Territories
except the state  of Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya and Assam.
Applicants  from these  states can enter in the online  application form, their voter ID number,  valid   passport  number,  driving  license   number  or  any   other  valid Government identity card at the time of online application.
Candidates have to produce original Aadhaar card or document mentioned above, at
the time of document verification.
NOTE-II: Candidates should  ensure their name, father’s name, date  of birth should exactly  match  as recorded in Matriculation or equivalent certificate. Any deviation found during Document Verification will lead to cancellation of candidature and also debarment.
NOTE-III: Candidates are advised  to indicate their active mobile number and valid e-mail ID in the ONLINE application and keep  them  active during the entire engagement process as all important messages will be sent by email/SMS which will be treated as deemed to have been read by the candidates.
13.3Candidates have to choose only one unit.
13.4Candidates trying to submit more than one application with different particulars like Name/Father’s name/Community/Photo (face)/ educational and/or technical qualification etc.  or with  different Email ID/Mobile  Number are informed that  all such applications will be summarily rejected.
13.5Candidates  have  to  keep  printouts of  their online   application.  If found  eligible,
he/she  will  be  called   for  Document  Verification  and   the   print  out   of  online application is required to be produced at the time of Document Verification.
14. SCANNED PHOTOGRAPH/SOFT COPY OF PHOTOGRAPH
14.1Candidates are required to upload their colour photograph as per specifications mentioned on the  website with  clear front view  of the  candidate without cap and sunglasses. Candidates may note  that  RRC may, at any stage, reject the applications for uploading old/unclear  photograph  or for any  significant variations  between photograph uploaded in the Application  Form and the actual physical appearance of the  candidate. Candidates are advised  to  keep  two  additional copies  of the  same photograph ready with them for bringing at the time of Document Verification.
15.SCANNED SIGNATURE/SOFT COPY OF IMAGE OF SIGNATURE
Candidates  are  also  required to upload their  signature  as  per specifications mentioned on the 
16.DOCUMENTS TO BE UPLOADED
Candidates are required to upload  the legible scanned copy of following documents:
16.1SSC (Standard 10th) or its equivalent mark sheet  and Class-10 Pass Certificate.
16.2Certificate for proof of date  of birth (Standard 10th  or its equivalent certificate or mark sheet  indicating date  of birth or school  leaving  certificate indicating date  of birth).
16.3Consolidated mark sheet  for all semesters of the trade in which applied / Provisional
National Trade Certificate indicating marks.
16.4National  Trade Certificate issued  by NCVT or Provisional National  Trade Certificate issued  by NCVT /SCVT.
16.5Caste  certificate for SC/ST/OBC  candidates, wherever applicable, as mentioned in
Para 8.5 above.
16.6Disability certificate, in case of PWD candidate.
16.7Discharge certificate / Serving certificate, in case of candidates applied against  Ex- Servicemen quota. Production of original documents, as stated above, on the day of document  verification is  mandatory without which  they  will  not  be  allowed   to appear in the document verification. Certificates in languages other than  English or Hindi should be accompanied by an attested translation in English/Hindi.
17. LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION
17.1The ONLINE application, complete in all respect, can be submitted through ONLINE process as indicated in the schedule on first page. No physical copy of the application is required to be sent to RRC. Even if it is received, no cognizance will be given to it.
18. TRAINING PERIOD & STIPEND
18.1The candidates finally engaged will be provided Stipends at the  prescribed rate as per the provision.
18.2No Hostel  accommodation will be  provided and  selected candidates will have  to make  their own arrangement during their training as per Apprentice Act 1961  and they will be released on completion of the training.
19. AGREEMENT OF TRAINING
19.1Before commencement of the  Apprenticeship training in the  designated trade, the selected candidate has to enter into a Contract of Apprenticeship Training with  the following provisions:
19.2Where the  Contract of Apprenticeship is terminated through failure on the  part of the  employer in carrying out  the  terms and  conditions of the  contract (as notified under  the   Apprenticeship   Rules   1992),   candidate  will   be   paid   apprentice compensation as prescribed.
19.3In the  event  of premature termination of Contract of Apprenticeship for failure on the  part of apprentice to  carry out  the  terms and  conditions of the  contract (as notified  under the Apprenticeship Rules 1992), the candidate/surety has to pay such amount as is determined by the Apprenticeship Adviser as and towards the cost of training.
19.4It is  not obligatory on  the part of employer to offer any  employment to the passed out trade apprentice on  completion of  the period of  Apprenticeship Training in his establishment nor shall it be obligatory on the part of the Apprentice to accept an employment under the employer.
19.5In case  the  selected candidate is minor then, his/her guardian has  to enter into  a
Contract of Apprenticeship with the employer. 
20. MEDICAL FITNESS
20.1In  terms  of  Railway  Board’s  letter  no.  E(MPP)/2009/6/14  dated  04/12/2018 candidate has to bring medical certificate as per the ‘Annexure III’ attached with the notification, at the time of document verification. “The medical certificate should be signed  by Government authorized doctor(Gaz.), not below the rank of Asst. Surgeon of Central/State Hospital”. Without  medical certificate, as referred above, no document verification will be conducted and candidature is liable to be cancelled.
21. HELP DESK
21.1For  any   problems  in   submitting  the   applications  online   or  printing  of  the application,  candidates  may  click  on  the   Help  Desk  button  appearing  on  the application web page and seek help accordingly. For response to their queries, they must provide their e-mail IDs.
22. IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS
22.1The  decision   of  the  Railway  administration in  all  matters relating to  eligibility, acceptance or rejection of the applications and mode of selection shall be final.
22.2Imparting training in  Railway will  not confer any  right to the candidates for their absorption in Railway after successful completion of training. In terms of para-10 of Schedule  V of the Apprenticeship Rules,1991, notified  on 15.07.92 by the Ministry of Labor, it shall not be obligatory on the part of the employer to offer any employment to the  Apprentice on completion of period of his/her apprenticeship training in  his  / her establishment.  It shall  not  be  obligatory on  the  part of the apprentice to accept  an employment under the  employer. Imparting Training in Railway will  not confer any  right to the candidates for their absorption in Railway after completion of Training.
22.3Training in Railway  establishments under the  Apprentices Act, 1961  does  not, by itself, confer any right, whatsoever, for appointment in railway services by default. Contract  of  apprenticeship will   be   terminated on   completion of  training. However, there is a provision of 20%  of the vacancies in case of direct recruitment through open advertisements being  filled giving preference to course completed act apprentices.
22.4No correspondences for engagement will be entertained.
22.5 CANVASSING  IN  ANY  FORM WILL DISQUALIFY  THE  CANDIDATURE  AND NO CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE ENTERTAINED IN THE MATTER.
22.6Candidature  of  the  candidate shall  be  cancelled if  he/she  fails  to  produce the
required original testimonials for verification or any other discrepancy noticed.
22.7Before applying, the candidates should  ensure that  he/she fulfills the eligibility  and other criteria. If erroneously engaged, such candidates shall be summarily dismissed without notice at any stage.
22.8The Railway administration does not undertake any responsibility for sending reply
to the candidates not selected or not called for. No correspondence in respect of the application submitted shall be entertained or replied by this office to any individual or organization.
22.9No daily allowance / conveyance allowance or travelling allowance will be paid  to
the candidates called for document verification.
22.10Candidates need  not send  any application printouts or certificates or copies  to RRC by post. The candidature of the candidates will be considered only on the strength of the information furnished in the ONLINE application.
22.11No request of candidate to change the division/unit will be entertained. Encl: Annexure as above (Formats of Certificates).

Chairman/RRC/NFR 





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