Minimum educational qualification for Open Market Recruitment in Railways

Recruitment in Railways – Minimum educational qualification for Open Market Recruitment in medical department of Railways

Railway Board has prescribed the minimum qualifications for direct recruitment in Railways for various posts in Medical Department as tabled below:

Government  of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail  Mantralaya)
(Railway   Board)

 RBE No.49/2015.

No.  E (NG)ll/2001/RR-1/45. New Delhi, Dated 22/05/2015.

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units/
Chairmen,  Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs).

Sub:    Minimum  educational qualification for open market recruitment to various posts in Medical Department on the Railways.

Ref:     Letters No. E(NG)ll/2001/RR-1/25 dated 13/6/2001 (RBE No.116/2001),
No.  E(NG)ll/2000/RR-1/56 dated  21/6/2001  (RBE  No.  118/2001),
No. E(NG)ll/98/RR-1111  dated 09/9/1999 (RBE No  231/1999),
No. E(NG)ll/2007/RR-1/49 dated 30/5/2008   (RBE   No.   68/2008),
No.E(NG)ll/99/RR-1/97  dated  22/6/2001,
No. E(NG)ll/2001/RR-1/20   dated 12/11/2001 (RBE No. 225/2001) & 27/12/2006 (RBE No.197/2006),
No.E(NG)ll/2005/RR-1/32 dated 19/5/2006 (RBE No. 64/2006),
No. E(NG)ll/99/RR-1/98  dated  10/10/2001 (RBE  No.  202/2001)  and
No. E(NG)ll/2007/RR-1/60 dated 25/6/2008 (RBE No.  76/2008) & 03/10/2008 (RBE No. 141/2008).


Minimum educational qualification for direct recruitment from open market to various categories of posts in the medical department on the railways have been laid down vide letters under reference.

The issue of review of minimum educational qualification for direct recruitment to various category of posts in the Medical Department on the railways has been under consideration of this Ministry for quite some time.The matter has been deliberated upon in consultation with Health Directorate of this Ministry and it has been decided by the Board that henceforth, qualification for various categories of posts will be as under:-

Category of
Pay Bank &
Grade Pay
Essential Minimum Prescribed Qualification
(i)  Staff  Nurse PB-2Rs.9300-34800

(GP: Rs.4600)

Certificate as Registered Nurse &  Midwife having passed 03 years course in General  Nursing   and Midwifery from a school of Nursing   or other Institution recognized  by the  Indian Nursing Council or B.Sc.(Nursing).Note: The  Indian   Nursing   Council  has also laid   down certain special  concessions for the above courses in respect of Auxiliary nurse-Midwives,    Midwives and ‘B’   Grade  Nurses, by way of reduced   course   period    etc.   Candidates  obtaining  the qualification prescribed above,  under these concessions will also be eligible for recruitment.
(ii) Physiotherapist,Gr.II PB-2
Rs.9300-34800 (GP:  Rs.4200)
10+2 (with Science) plus Diploma/Degree in  Physiotherapy.
(iii) Pharmacist,Gr.Ill PB-2
Rs.9300-34800 (GP:  Rs.4200)
10+2   in  Science or its equivalent with 02 (two)  years Diploma   in Pharmacy and registration   with Pharmacy   Council  of India  or registration   with State Pharmacy  Council.
(iv) Health & Malaria Inspector.  Gr.Ill PB-2Rs.9300-34800


B.Sc. having studied Chemistry as main/optional subject in  any branch of Chemistry while undertaking the course; plus(a) One year Diploma of Health/Sanitary Inspector; OR

(b) One year National Trade Certificate (NTC)  in Health Sanitary Inspector awarded by National Council for Vocational Training, Ministry of labour  & Employment, Government of India, New Delhi”.

(v) Radiographer/X-Ray Technician PB-1Rs.5200-20200 (GP:  Rs.2800)  10+2 with Physics and Chemistry and Diploma  in Radiography/ X-Ray Technician/Radiodiognosis Technology (2 years course) from recognized Institute. Science graduates with Diploma  in   Radiography/X-Ray   Technician/  Radiodiognosis
Technology (2  years course)  shall be  preferred.
(vi) Laboratory
Assistant, Gr.II
(GP : Rs.2000)
12th (10+2) stage) with Science, Plus Diploma in Medical Lab Technology (DMLT)
(vii) Dietician PB-2

B.Sc(Science) with Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics (one year course) from a recongnised institution plus three months internship Training in a Hospital.
B. Sc.(Home  Science) + M.Sc./Home Science  (Food  & Nutrition) from a recognised institution

(viii) Field Worker,
(GP : Rs.2000)
12th (10+2 stage) in Science with Biology or Chemistry
(ix) Extension


Graduation in Sociology/Social Work/Community Education disciplines with two years diploma in Health Education from a recognised University
(x) Dental Hygienist PB-2Rs.9300-34800


 (a) Degree in Science (Biology) from a recognised University or equivalent:
(b) Diploma/Certificate course (2 years) in Dental  Hygiene from an Institute  recognized by Dental Council of India;
(c) Registered with Dental Council or India as a Dental Hygienist;
(d) Two years experience as Dental Hygienist.
NOTE: Qualification regarding experience is  relaxable  at the discretion of  the competent  authority  In  case  of  candidates belonging  to SCIST,  if at any state or selection the competent  authority is of the opinion that sufficient number or candidates · belonging   to   these  communities  possessing  the   requisite  experience are  not likely to be  available  to fill  up the posts reserved for them.

3.       These  instructions  will  be effective  from  the  date of  its  issue and ongoing recruitment  for the above said categories where notification  has been published will be governed by past instructions  on the subject.  The letters under reference and relevant provisions accordingly stand modified.

4.        Advance Correction  Slip  (ACS) to Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume- l (Revised Edition-1989), First  Re-print Edition. 2009 will follow.

Please acknowledge  receipt. (Hindi version will follow)

(Neeraj Kumar)
Director Estt (N)-II
Railway  Board

Download Railway Board letter No. E (NG)ll/2001/RR-1/45 dated 22.05.2015

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