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Departmental Exam to fill up 25% of Direct Recruitment

General Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE) for filling up of 25% net direct recruitment quota – RBE 26/2016

25% quota for departmental examination for direct recruitment in railways




R.B.Estt No.26/2016


dated 08.03.2016

Subject:- General Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE) for filling up of 25% net direct recruitment quota vacancies in Group ‘C’ categories – Extension of currency upto 31.03.2018.

Since the Introduction of the scheme of GDCE vide Board’s letter no E(NG)I-92/PM2/16 dated 20.08.1993 for one year, the currency of the same as the Railways are aware, is being extended from time to time and the same was last extended upto 31.03.2016 vide this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 12.09.2014. Partial modification has also been carried out in the duties and responsibilities of the agency nominated for conducting examination of GDCE vide Board’s letters No. E(NG)I-2008/PM1/6 dated 20.10.2014, 14.11.2014 and 10.06.2015. As per extent instructions, this exam is to be conducted by RRC and question papers are to be set by RRB.

2. In view of foregoing and after considering the views of Zonal Railways/Production Units regarding its further continuance, it has been decided to extend the currency of the GDCE scheme upto 31.03.2018.

3. It is also relevant to note here that GMs have been given powers to increase the percentage of GDCE from 25% up to 50% in individual cases as per needs.

4. Board desire that Railways may review the position and whenever required, conduct GDCE examination making use of the extent provisions.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Hindi version shall follow.

(Kajal Mukherjee)

Joint Director Estt(N)-III

Railway Board

Source : airfindia


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