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Online Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens possessing prescribed qualifications described in para to below, for engagement as Jr. Technical Associate (Works/Electrical TRD/Signal) purely on Contract basis.

01) POST:-

Jr. Technical Associate(Works/ Electrical TRD/Signal)

The engagement will be purely on contract basis for a period up to 19.11.2022 from the date of engagement/contract. A fresh contract may be made for engagement of further period on requirement of Rly. Administration or till such time when candidates selected through regular selection join, whichever is earlier.

02) VACANCIES:- Total vacancies are as under:-

NOTE: The candidate must have secured minimum marks in Bachelor’s Degree
/Diploma as given below:
1)   General candidates                :  60%
2)   OBC–Non Creamy Layer     : 55%
3)   SC/ST Candidates                 :  50%
Preference shall be given to the GATE qualified candidates.
In case, the mark sheet of the candidate does not reflect the statement of marks obtained by the candidate then the candidate should attach the supporting documents from the College/University   which   issued   the   mark   sheet   /degree,   clearly   mentioning   the equivalence of CGA/CPA/CGPA etc. to the aggregate marks (in percentage terms) with the application form.
04)  Age Limit:-
The lower & upper age limit will be reckoned as on 01.07.2022 will be as under

1)   After ensuring the correctness of the particulars in the application form, candidates are required to pay fees through the payment gateway on N.E. Railway’s website. The payment can be made by using Debit card / Credit card / Net Banking etc by 
providing information as per the instructions on the computer screen. Transaction charges levied by the Bank for online payment, if any, will be borne by the candidates.
2) Minorities for claiming waiver of examination fees comprises of candidates who are Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Zoroastrians (Parsis). Minority candidates should furnish a “self-declaration” as mentioned in Annexure-A along with the Application Form. Such candidates claiming waiver of examination fee will be required to furnish “Minority Community Declaration” affidavit on Non- judicial stamp paper that he/she belongs to any of the above minority communities.
“If the affidavit in this regard is not submitted along with Application form to get the benefit of fee waiver the fee will not be refunded”
3)   Economically Backward Class (EBC) candidates are those whose annual family income is less thanRs.50,000/-.Such candidates should have valid income certificate on the date of application in the prescribed format issued by the competent authority or on the letter head of the issuing authority to this effect and submit the same at the time of Document Verification (DV) failing which their candidature  will  be  rejected.  Candidates  having  BPL  Card  and  IZZAT  MST issued  by  Railways  are  also  eligible  for  fee  concession  under  EBC.  EBC candidates seeking fee concession should fill in the relevant Certificate/Card Number, issue date, issuing authority and state in the ONLINE application.
4)   EWS:  Economically  weaker  section  means  those  whose  family  has  annual income below Rs.8.00 Lakh. Income shall also include income from all sources i.e. salary, agriculture, business, profession etc. for the financial year. The benefit of  reservation  under  EWS  can  be  availed  or  shall  be  accepted  only  upon production of an income certificate issued by Competent Authority in prescribed format.
Note:-Candidates must provide their correct Bank Details in the application form.
Note: (I) All candidates, irrespective of community may apply against UR vacancies. For vacancies earmarked for specific communities[SC/ST/OBC-NCL (Non Creamy Layer)], only candidates belonging to that community / group will be considered. For this purpose, SC/ST/OBC-NCL (Non Creamy Layer) Caste Certificate from competent authorities as per the prescribed formats [for SC/ST/OBC-NCL (Non Creamy Layer) candidates] at the time of personality/ intelligence test. Further in case of OBC-NCL (Non Creamy Layer) candidates, the certificates should be issued on the prescribed format from the competent authority. The Certificates must be of during last 1 year from the date of Closing of Notification and specifically indicate that the candidate does not belong to the Persons (Creamy Layer) mentioned in column 3 of the Schedule of the Government of India, 
Department of Personnel and Training O.M.No.23012/22/93-Estt.(SCT) dated 08.09.93 and   its   subsequent   revisions   through   O.M.   No.   26033/332004-Estt.   (Res)   dated
09.03.2004, 27.05.2013, 13.09.2017 and further revision, if any received till the closing date of the application. EWS candidates should furnish their income & asset certificate on the prescribed format i.e. Annexure ‘E’.
(II) Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCL(Non Creamy Layer),fulfilling required Educational qualification and Age for UR post can also apply against UR vacancies. Thus he/she need not to submit Caste certificate and will not have any claim for Reservation.
(A) GATE Percentile /Qualification 55marks
(C) Experience
Personality/Intelligence/Interview 30marks
Total 100Marks
------------------------- Preference shall be given to the GATE qualified candidates. i.         Award of marks on GATE Percentile / Qualification
A.  50%  marks  will  be  awarded  on  the  basis  of  GATE  Percentile.  For  this purpose, the GATE Percentile of the candidate will be multiplied by 0.50.The GATE  Percentile  of  last  5  years  i.e.  Year  2017  onwards  only  shall  be
considered. If a candidate has more than one GATE Percentile, the highest percentile shall be considered for award of marks. If, adequate number of
GATE qualified candidates are not available, Non GATE qualified candidates
possessing the minimum educational qualifications described in  para  3 above shall be considered. For such candidates, marks on Educational qualification shall be computed by multiplying the overall percentage of Marks obtained for all the Years/Semesters of the qualifying examination by 0.50.
B.  5 Marks will be awarded to the candidates having graduation (BE/B Tech) or higher qualification in the streams specified in para 2 above.
ii.  Award of marks on Experience
A. 5 Marks shall be awarded for each completed year of experience in the respective  field  subject  to  maximum  20  Marks.  Only  the  experience  of working in Government/Semi-Government/PSU Projects shall be considered. The candidate   should   either   have   been   directly   employed   by   the Government/Semi-Government/PSU Organization or should have been employed as Site Engineer by an Agency working for Government/Semi- Government/PSU Organization. In any case, the Experience Certificate issued by  Government/Semi-Government/PSU  Organization  only  shall  be considered.
B.  5 Marks shall be awarded for each completed year of experience of working in Railway Projects in the respective field subject to maximum 10 Marks.
The field of experience for various categories will be as under: JTA (Works): Civil Engineering Works
JTA (Electrical TRD): Electrical Engineering Works
JTA (Signal): Electronics/Signal/Telecom Engineering Works. 
iii. Personality Test: Candidates 03 times in number shall be called for appearing in the Personality Test. The candidates will be shortlisted for appearing in the Personality Test on the basis of marks obtained for GATE Percentile / Qualification. If, GATE qualified candidates are not available in adequate number in a particular category, other candidates possessing the Minimum Educational Qualification specified in para 3 above shall be considered for appearing in the Personality Test. GATE qualified candidates shall be placed en-block above the Non-GATE qualified candidates, irrespective of marks obtained against GATE Percentile / qualification criterion. For such candidates, marks on Educational qualification shall be computed by multiplying the overall percentage of Marks obtained for all the years/Semesters by 0.50.
During the Personality Test, the candidates shall be awarded marks on following broad guidelines:
A.  Technical knowledge in the relevant field(Practical and theoretical knowledge of the work, knowledge of quality tests, specifications, Codal provisions etc.):
5 Marks
B.  Personality, initiative, communication skills and general awareness: 5 Marks
C.  Proficiency in computer working, CAD, CAM, Project Management etc.: 5
The selection shall be purely on merit basis. Candidates shall be selected on the basis  of  the  total  marks  obtained.  Non-GATE  qualified  candidates  shall  be selected only if the vacancy remains unfilled after selection of GATE qualified candidates, irrespective of the total marks obtained by them.
7.1. Candidates are required to apply ONLINE by visiting N. E. Railway’s Website Detailed instructions for filling up ONLINE applications are available on the website.
7.2. Candidates are required to log on to the website and fill up the personal details / Bio-data etc. carefully.
NOTE-I: Candidates should ensure that their name, father’s name, date of birth etc. exactly match as recorded in Matriculation or equivalent certificate. Any deviation found during Document Verification will lead to cancellation of candidature and also
debarment. In case the candidate has changed his/her name then Gazette Notification or any other legal document as applicable should be submitted at the time of Document Verification /Personality test. Such candidates should indicate their changed name in the ONLINE application. However, other details should match with the HSC/SSC or equivalent certificate. Date of such change should be prior to the date of submission of application.
NOTE-II: Candidates are advised to indicate their current active mobile number and valid e-mail ID in the ONLINE application and keep them active during the entire engagement process. After sending of ONLINE application, candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of Marks/Merit and shall be called for Document Verification
/ Personality test and same will be intimated through the website and candidate’s e- mail ID. 
7.3. Applicant has to submit only one application against the notification as per his eligibility. All the applications of the candidates submitting more than one application with different particulars like Name/Father’s name/Community/Photo (face) / educational and or technical qualification etc. or with different E-mail ID/Mobile number will be summarily rejected.
7.4. During submission of ONLINE application, a Registration ID & password will be issued to each applicant which will be intimated through their registered e- mail. Candidates are advised to preserve /note their Registration ID & password for further stages of recruitment process /correspondence
NOTE-I To avoid last minute’s rush, candidates are advised in their own interest to submit ONLINE application much before the closing date to avoid possible in ability/failure to log on to the website on account of heavy load on the internet or website jam during the last few days.
NOTE-II This office 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.
7.5Candidate need not send any application printouts or certificates or copies to RRC or anywhere by post. Candidates’ information shall be sent to their login ID. No
separate call letters shall be issued and information sent is by mode of SMS/Email.
Candidates are required to upload their colour photograph which should not be older than 03 months from the date of application, JPG format, size of the file should be between 60 kb – 100 kb with clear front view of the candidate without cap and sun glasses. Candidates to note that if the photograph is found improper at any stage; the application  will  be  rejected  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/Personality Test.
Candidates are also required to upload their signature in JPG format. Size of the file should be between 60kb-100 kb.
Candidates are required to upload the following documents which should not be more then100kb in file size and only in PDF Format.
10.1 Scanned copy of the GATE Score Card of year 2017 or later. Candidates should fill their highest GATE Percentile in the application form and upload the Score Card of the relevant year, if they have qualified more than once in GATE in the year 2017 or later.
10.2 Scanned copy of mark sheet of 10th  class respectively or equivalent, as the case maybe. 
10.3 Certificate 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).
10.4  Scanned    copy    of    community    certificate    for    SC/ST/OBC/minorities/EWS
candidates, wherever applicable.
10.5 Three years Diploma / graduation certificate(s) as per the essential education as mentioned in para 02 above.
11.1 Candidates should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions prescribed for the post. Eligibility of the candidates for the post notified in this notification would be decided on the basis of the information furnished by them in the ONLINE application.  If  at  any  stage,  it  is  found  that  any information  furnished  by the candidate in his/her application is false/incorrect or the candidate has suppressed any relevant information or the candidate otherwise does not satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post, his/her candidature will be cancelled forthwith.
11.2 Production of original documents of Date of birth, Educational Qualification is mandatory without which they will not be allowed to appear in the Personality Test. Certificates in languages other than English or Hindi should be accompanied by an attested translation in English/Hindi. Photocopy of all documents should be self- attested. No TA/DA/Accommodation will be given for appearing in the Personality Test. The Railway administration has all rights reserved to fix any date/place or postpone Personality Test or cancel due to unforeseen causes against which no claim will be accepted.
11.3 Selected candidates will have to undergo training wherever training is prescribed for the  post  and  will  be  posted  anywhere  over  the  jurisdiction  of  North  Eastern Railway. The minimum period of training shall be 10 days.
12) Remuneration:
The engagement shall be a full time contract and the monthly remuneration shall be as under. No other allowances/perks shall be paid except the Daily Allowance for the outstation duties.
12.1 The number of vacancies indicated in this notification is provisional  and may decrease or even become NIL at a later stage depending upon the actual needs of the Railway administration. The railway administration also reserves the right to cancel the notified vacancies at its discretion and such decision will be final and binding on all. In the event of cancellation of notified vacancies, the processing fee paid by the candidates will be refunded. 
12.2 Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway administration, final verification of educational and community certificate and verification of antecedents/character of the candidates. The candidates will have to undergo Medical Examination (As applicable for direct recruitment for JE/Works, Electrical TRD and Signal, as the case may be) and will be considered for contract engagement only if they are found medically fit in appropriate Medical Category. Medical fitness shall be examined by the nominated Railway Hospital.
12.3 Candidate who are already in service of PSU/Government Organizations and are eligible for the above should produce “No Objection Certificate” for the same from their employer.
12.4 Candidate’s admission for the contractual engagement will be purely Temporary
subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. Mere issue of Call Letter
/e-admit card via Email to the candidates will NOT imply that their candidature has been finally accepted.
12.5 The service of Candidates, selected against contractual engagement as Jr. T.A shall be terminated, if the information and documents furnished by him/her for engagement, are found in correct / fake at any stage.
12.6 The decision of selection committee / administration in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of application etc. will be final and binding on the candidates and no inquiry or correspondence will be entertained in this connection.
12.7 Candidates who have been debarred for life time by any RRB/RRC examinations or candidates who have been debarred for a specific period which is not yet completed need not to apply in response to this notification. Their candidature will be rejected during any stage as and when detected.
12.8 Scanned signature of the candidate, either in English or Hindi, must be in running hand and not in block/capital or disjointed letter. Signatures in different style or language at the time of Personality Test may result in cancellation of candidature.
12.9 Candidates are required to obtain caste certificates in prescribed proforma from the appropriate authority and produce the original certificate at the time of verification, failing which he/she will be treated as disqualified. This is strictly required as per Chapter 13 of the Brochure (published by Govt. of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance & Pensions Department of personnel Training, New Delhi) on verification of the claims of Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes.
13) Grounds for Invalid application
Candidates  are  requested  to  read  all  instructions  thoroughly  before  submitting
ONLINE application otherwise their applications may get rejected on one or more of the following reasons:
13.1  Application without scanned signature/with scanned signature in capital letters.
13.2  Application without scanned photograph.
13.3 Application   with   scanned   photo   but   wearing   Sunglasses   or   with   cap   or disfigured/small size or unrecognizable.
13.4Application without uploading the required Educational Qualification certificate(s).
13.5Over-aged & under-aged, date of birth not filled or wrongly filled.
13.6Candidate’s name figuring in the debarred list.
13.7 Applications without prescribed examination fee.
13.8Any other form of irregularities found. 
14) Duration:
The engagement will be purely on contract basis up to 19.11.2022 from the date of contract. There is a possibility of renewing the contract period in case the same is permitted by Railway Board and it is felt that there is a requirement by the Railway Administration. However, any renewal is solely on discretion of the Railways as per Railway’s requirements and in no way confers any right to the candidate for Renewal.
15)  Medical Examination:
(I) Candidates will have to undergo medical examination [as applicable for direct recruitment for JE(Works /Electrical/TRD / Signal) and will be considered for contract appointment only if they are found medically fit. Medical fitness will be examined by the nominated Railway hospitals.
(II) The candidates should fulfill the requirements of Medical Standard A-3 as given in Chapter 5 of Indian Railway Medical Manual Volume-1 accessible at
16)      Training:
16.1 The candidates engaged on contract basis, will be given training for a prescribed period regarding orientation in rules, regulations and practices related to safety, technical and other areas before they are deputed on work.
16.2 The  minimum  period   of  training  shall  be   10  days.  After  completion  of training/orientation, the suitability/competency of the candidate will be assessed before deputing him/ her for field job. If required, the candidates engaged on contract basis, need to undergo for another round of Training/s.
17)  Other Entitlements/Facilities:
(i) Duty Pass: II Class ‘A’ Duty pass will be provided for stretch of the
journey involved on duty.
(ii)       Daily allowance: Daily allowance, when on tour as admissible, at the rate  of  Rs.500/-  per  day(0-6hours–30%,6-12hours–70%  &  more  than
12hours-100%)  shall  be  paid.  This  is  similar  to  the  pattern  of  TA
admissible to the regular Railway employees except the rate of TA.
(iii) Leave entitlement: Jr. Technical Associates, engaged on Contract basis shall be permitted off on Sundays and National Holidays. However, they may be called for duty on any day including Sundays & National Holidays for which Compensatory Rest shall be given later. In addition, they will be granted 02 days leave for each completed month of engagement. The accumulated leave lapses as soon as the contractual period is over and cannot be carried over to next contract (if any). 
(i)   Candidates to read all the instructions of this notification carefully and ensure that you are eligible to apply before filling the online application form.
(ii)  Candidates are advised in their own interest to submit Online Application much before the closing date to avoid possibility of any failure to submit application due to heavy load/jam on website.
(iii) In case the candidate does not have a VALID personal e-mail ID, he/she should create his/here-mail ID before applying online application and must maintain that e- mail ID till the end of recruitment process.
(iv) The    above    posts    are    for    projects    in    jurisdiction    of    North    Eastern Railway/Construction for the limited period and are not for the regular establishment of Railway. No other perks or benefits would be admissible except those mentioned in Notification.
(v) The engagement on contract basis will not confer to any rights to the candidate to claim for regular Employment / Absorption/Extension in the Railway.
(vi) Applicants  working  in  Govt./  PSU  will  have  to  submit  NOC  at  the  time  of application and they will have to resign from their organization on their engagement.
(vii)The contract may be terminated by either side by giving one month’s notice. The
performance monitoring of contractual appointees shall be done on regular basis and those who are unable to discharge the duties or who fail to perform as per expectations of the administration, may be given 30 days’ notice and their contract terminated.
(viii) However,  in  case  of  gross  negligence/misconduct/irregularities,  the engagement may be terminated with immediate effect.
19) Important Instructions:
(i)  Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria should submit their application form ONLINE  given  in  notification  duly  completed  in  all  respects  with  scanned copies of all necessary enclosures (e.g. Certificate of Age, Education, Professional Experience, Caste/Community  etc.)
(ii Candidate should write his/her name, father’s name/husband’s name in capital letters as  given in  Educational Certificate. Candidate should also  indicate other particulars as have been asked in the ONLINE application form.
(iii) One scanned recent passport size colour photograph should be submitted with
ONLINE application form without fail.
(iv) Signature of the applicant must be full and in running hand, not in block/capital letter or disjointed letters. Candidates are required to sign in English or in Hindi in the prescribed places provided in the ONLINE application form.
(v)  Applicant  should  possess  requisite  Educational  qualification  on  or  before  the closing date of notification.
(vi) Candidates belonging to SC/ST/Minorities/Economically Backward Class / EWS, claiming for less fee as mentioned in para 5(ii), must attach self-attested photo copy of requisite Caste Certifi Candidates   serving   in   any   Centre/State   Government   Department   including Railways or Public Sector Undertaking should apply through proper channel or should apply directly with NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE from the employer to avoid delay. 
(viii) Applications not fulfilling any of the terms and conditions given in this notification shall be summarily rejected.
(ix) Candidates should be in readiness to appear for the Personality test at short notice after the closing date of online application.
(x) The list of candidates shortlisted for Professional/Personality test, venue and time will be published on N.E. Railway’s website ( only. Call letters will not be issued to the Shortlisted applicants to their correspondence address for the Personality test.
(xi)Candidates should bring all documents uploaded with application form in Original along with one set of self- on the day of Personality test, without which they will not be allowed to appear in the Professional Personality test. Certificates in languages other than English or Hindi should be accompanied by a self-attested translation in English/Hindi.
(xii) Candidate’s  admission  at  all  stages  of  the  Personality  test  will  be  purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. Mere issue of Login ID to the candidate will not imply that his candidature has been finally cleared.
(xiii)  The  contract  of  the       selected  candidates  will  be  terminated,  if       the information and documents furnished by him/her for selection are found incorrect/fake at any stage. Railway will further take legal action by filing FIR against the candidate.
(xiv) The decision of Railway Administration/Screening Committee in all matters relating toeligibility, acceptance or rejection of application, final selection, offer of appointment, suitability for North Eastern Railway (Construction) and assigning of Post & Pay will be final and binding on the candidates and no inquiry or correspondence will be entertained in this connection.
20) All the selections will be dealt with as per Railway Board’s letterno.2018/Trans Cell/S&T/Contractual Staff dated 20.11.2018 and Policy for engagement of technical manpower on contract basis from open market for construction projects over North Eastern Railway, read with modifications issued by the Railway Board from time to time.
21)  Any subsequent changes in the terms and conditions in the Notification as per extant rules will stand good. North Eastern Railway /Construction organization reserves the right to consider/ incorporate any subsequent changes/ modification/additions/cancellation in the terms & conditions of selection under this Notification as and when applicable.
22)  Considering the COVID situation at the time, the personality test can be conducted on online app like WhatsApp or any other video app. Candidates are advised to be in readiness for it if warranted.
23) North Eastern Railway reserves the right to reject the candidature of any applicant at any stage of the process of selection, if any irregularity/deficiency is noticed in the application.
24)    For any Legal Dispute,  the Jurisdiction will be Central  Administration Tribunal,
Allahabad only.
Canvassing in any form shall disqualify the candidate. 
a. North  Eastern  Railway  has  not  appointed  any  Agents  or  for  action  on  its  behalf.
Candidates are warned not to fall under the lure against any such claims being made by
b.   Canvassing in any form to officers of Railway for ensuring appointment will be liable to be dealt with severely.
c. The ONLINE application for contractual process is a serious matter for engagement.  The applicants are expected to take it in all seriousness. Any attempt by the applicants to manipulate the process by furnishing false information or mischief by uploading obscene/objectionable photograph or matter shall be dealt severely and they shall be liable for criminal action, besides other administrative action.
Candidates are advised to visit NER’s website regularly for
any updates in this regard.

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