Clarification on Qualification for recruitment of Lab Assistant in Railways

Railway Board Clarification regarding qualification prescribed for open market recruitment to the post of Lab. Assistant, Gr.II in Pay Band of Rs.5200-20200 – Grade Pay : Rs.2000.

Ministry of Railways has issued clarification on the minimum qualification for the post of Lab Assistant.





RBE No.153/2015


New Delhi, Dt.:7/12/2015.

The General Manager (P),

All Zonal Railways/Production Units, CORE/Allahabad,

MTP/Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, CAO (R), DMW/Patiala, COFMOW/New Delhi,

Director General, ROSO/Lucknow, RSC/Vadodra,

Director, IRISE/Secundrabad, IRICEN/Pune, IRIEEN/Nasik &

IRIM&EE/Jamalpur and Chairmen/Railway Recruitment Boards.

Sub: Clarification regarding qualification prescribed for open market recruitment to the post of Lab. Assistant, Gr.II in Pay Band of Rs.5200-20200 (Grade Pay : Rs.2000).

Attention is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 12.11.2011 (RBE No.225/2001) wherein qualification for direct recruitment to post of Lab. Assistant, Gr.ll in Pay Band of Rs.5200-20200 (Grade Pay: Rs. 2000) has been prescribed as under:-

“Matriculation with Science, plus Diploma in Medical Lab. Technology (DMLT)”

2. Further instructions were issued vide letter No. E(NG)II/2002/RR-1/57 dated 04/8/2006 which provided for equivalence of Certificate Course in DMLT with Diploma in DMLT subject to fulfillment of following conditions: (i) The course has been done from the institution which is recognized by a University or Technical Board of State Government/Central Government authority; (ii) The duration of the course is at least 01 year; (iii) During the course the candidate should have done the training on full time basis; and (iv) At the end of the course, there should be a system of examination which has been successfully passed by the candidate.

3. Matriculation has, however, been replaced by 12th (10+2 stage) in Science vide RBE No.49/2015.

4. In connection with selections for the category of Lab. Assistant, Gr.II (CEN 06/2010 and 05/2012) undertaken in terms of instructions contained in para 1 & 2 above, following clarification has been sought by one of the Railway Recruitment Boards:-

(i) Whether Certificates/Diploma issuing Institutions (a) Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth (Deemed), Udiapur (Rajasthan); (b) Rajdhani Institution of Paramedical Technology, Alwar; and (c) S.D.M. Hospital, Jaipur are recognized;

(ii) Whether Certificate/Diploma obtained viz. BBC. in MLT (3-1/2 year), Diploma Course in MLT (2 year), One Year Certificate Course in MLT and Diploma Course (2 year) of Training in the Theory and Practical of Medical Lab. Technology (18 month as student Trainee & 6 month as Apprentice Lab. Staff) are acceptable; and

(iii) Whether Diploma/Certificate obtained through distance education/extension education are to be accepted or otherwise.

5. The matter has been examined in consultation with Health Directorate of this Ministry and accordingly instructions contained in letter No. E(NG)II/2002/RR-1/57 dated 04/8/2006 and E(NG)II/2005/RR-1/8 dated 28/8/2014 are reiterated. The same may be strictly adhered to. It has also been decided that qualification/courses which have been obtained on full time basis shall only be accepted towards the prescribed qualification and qualifications obtained through distance learning mode will not be accepted.

Please acknowledge receipt.

{This disposes of RRB/Ajmer’s letters No. RRB/All/Rectt./Edu Policy/0511012013 dated 22/7/2013 & 16/3/2015, RRB/AII/Rectt/Edu.Policy/2012 dated 07/10/2013 & 16/3/2015 and North Western Railway’s letter No. 742 E/R&T/MedicaI/Group ‘C’/Part-IV dated 26/6/2015}

(Neeraj Kumar)

Director Estt. (N)-II

Railway Board.

Download Railway Board Circular RBE No.153/2015 No.E(NG)-11/2001/RR-1/20 dated 7.12.2015.

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