Employment Notice No. RRC/NR 01/2016/CQ
Website : www.rrcnr.org
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Applications are invited from ELIGIBLE Indian citizens for recruitment of two posts of Non Tech Popular Category (specific posts will be decided later on) in Pay Band Rs. 5200-20200 with Grade Pay Rs. 1900/- in Group “C” against Cultural Quota in Head Quarter Office, Baroda House, New Delhi and Delhi Division of Northern Railway for the year 2016-17.Specific category and place of posting will be decided by the Northern Railway administration at the time of offering appointment to the selected candidate. No post is reserved for OBC/SC/ST /Ex-SM/PWD candidates. Merely filling up online application (Part-I) on RRC website does not entitle the candidate being eligible for Written Examination. Candidature of the applicant shall only be considered after printout of the Online filled application (Part-I) is received in RRC Office with Part –II of the application after completing formalities like:- Writing Paragraph, Thumb Impression, Signature, Photo etc. on it by the candidate. This printout application must enclose all necessary enclosures as well as prescribed Fee in the form of Indian Postal Order. These posts are open for all candidates. Specify category and place of posting will be decided by the Northern Railway administration at the time of offering appointment to the selected candidate. The print out of duly filled Online application along with required enclosures should be sent by post only to Assistant Personnel Officer/RRC, Railway Recruitment Cell, Lajpat Nagar- I, New Delhi – 110024 or dropped in Drop Box available in the RRC office during office hours before the last date as mentioned below.
01.11.2016 For Online application - upto 17.00 Hrs. On 30.11.2016. For submission of print out of online application with enclosures in RRC Office- upto 17.00 Hrs. On 07.12.2016. Between 01.01.2017 to 31.01.2017.
1.0 Details of Posts and Qualification :
Sl. No. Post Grade Vacancy Posting Minimum Educational/Essential Cultural and desirable Qualification
1. Non-Technical popular category one Post for Classical Vocal (Singer) and One for Tabla Player in Group 'C' Rs.5200-20200/- + GP Rs.1900/- 02 Northern Railway Essential Qualification:-
  (i) 12th (+2 stage) or its equivalent examination with   not less than 50% marks in the aggregate. 50% is not   to be insisted upon in case of SC/ST/Ex-SM.
  (ii) Candidate should possess Degree/Diploma/Certificate in Gayan for Classical Vocal and for Tabla player from Govt. Recognised institute.
Desirable Qualification:-
(i) Experience in the field and performance on AIR/Doordarshan etc.
(ii) Prizes won at national level.
NOTE:- The persons appointed against Cultural Quota to the category of Clerk will be required to possess proficiency in Typing within a period of Two years from the date of appointment, and their appointment will be provisional subject to acquiring the prescribed typing qualification within the stipulated period. (Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/98/RR-2/7 dated 03.03.1999).
2.0 Age limit (Age as on 01.01.2017) :
Post Category UR OBC SC/ST Ex-SM,PWD &Serving Railway Employee
Group ‘C’ Age 18 to 29 Yrs. 18 to 32 yrs. 18 to 34 yrs. Extent of age relaxation as per the rules
(i) Candidates belonging to SC/ST communities should produce a community certificate in the format available at the website www.rrcnr.org (Annexure-A)

(ii) Candidates belonging to OBC community should produce a community certificate in the format available at the RRC/NR website www.rrcnr.org (Annexure -B) the submitted OBC Certificate should not be more than One Year Old. In addition, the OBC candidates should enclose self-declaration of non-creamy layer status in the Performa given in available at the RRC/NR website www.rrcnr.org (Annexure-C)

(iii) Serving employee and Staff of Quasi administrative offices of Railway Organizations should submit : “No Objection Certificate” and “Bonafide Certificate” giving the length of regular service etc. from the employer.

(iv) Divorced/Judicially separated Women : Copy of Decree from the competent court of law for having divorced/judicially separated along with an Affidavit that she has not remarried should be enclosed.

(v) Widow : Death certificate of her husband together with an Affidavit that she has not remarried should be enclosed.

(vi) Ex-Servicemen : Discharge certificate should be enclosed.

(vii) Persons with Disability : Disability Certificate issued by Medical Board of appropriate Government in the prescribed format given on RRC website should be enclosed. (Annexure -D)
3.0 Medical Examination :
Candidates recommended for appointment will have to pass the requisite medical fitness standards prescribed for the post to be identified by the Northern Railway Administration.
(i) For all candidates except those mentioned in sub-para (ii) below: Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five Hundred) only. The IPO should be drawn in favour of FA&CAO/Northern Railway, and payable at New Delhi – 110024. Candidates must write their names & full address in the IPO. The examination fee is not refundable under any circumstances.
(ii) For candidates belonging to SC/ST/Ex. Servicemen/Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Women, Minorities and Economically Backward Classes: Rs. 250/- (Rupees Two Hundred Fifty) only. Examination Fee will be refundeed to these Categories of Candidate only when they actually appear in the examination.
NOTE:- ‘Minority’ means Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Zoroastrians (Parsis) & Sikhs. Economically Backward Classes will mean those candidates whose family income is less than Rs. 50,000/- per annum.

The following officials are authorized to issue income certificate for the purpose of identifying Economically Backward Classes :
(a) District Magistrate or any other Revenue Officer up to the level of Tehsildar.
(b) Sitting MP of Lok Sabha for persons of their own constituency.
(c) BPL Card or any other certificate issued by Central Government under a recognized poverty alleviation programme or Izzat MST issued by Railways.
(d) Union Minister may also recommend for any persons from anywhere in the country.
(e) Sitting MP of Rajya Sabha for persons of the District in which the MP normally resides.

The income certificate issued by the authorities mentioned above must be as per format given at Annexure-‘E ’. This will have to be issued on the letterhead of the issuing authority.
(iii) IPOs issued before the date of publication of this Employment Notice or after the closing date will not be accepted and the Application Form will be rejected.
(iv) Candidate must write their name, full address at the space provided in the IPO.
(v) Examination fee is to be submitted in the form of Indian Postal Order Only. Application received with Cash/ Cheque/ Money order/Pay Order /Demand Draft /Central Recruitment Fee Stamps etc. will not be accepted and application will be rejected.
5.0 Period of Probation - 2 years.
6.0 Period of Training – If any. The selected candidate will be required to undergo training as per the requirement of the post on which He/She has been selected.
7.0 Details of Agreement/Security Deposit/Bond to be signed :
Selected candidates shall be required to execute a bond and agree to serve their respective Division for a period of not less than 5 years. The selected candidates will have to participate in all the cultural programmes/ competition conducted by Railway Administration from time to time.
Selected candidates will be posted in Northern Railway, Head Quarter Office, Baroda House, New Delhi, and Delhi Division over Northern Railway.
9.0 Scheme for recruitment : The recruitment process shall consist of the following.
(a) Objective type Written Test to qualify for proficiency test 50 marks
(b) Proficiency Test for Assessment of Talent in the relevant field on the basis of
    (i)  Practical demonstration 35 marks
    (ii) Testimonial/Prizes etc. 15 marks

Total 100 marks
NOTE :- The medium of the examination is Hindi or English. Written Examination as well as proficiency Test shall be held in Delhi only.
10.0 HOW TO FILL UP THE APPLICATION : Steps to be followed while registering the ONLINE Application
Steps Details
(a) Click on the “CULTURAL QUOTA ONLINE/E-Application” Link.
(b) Click on the "Candidate Registration"
(c) Fill up the basic details i.e Name, Community, Category, Mobile No., Email ID & Date of Birth.
(d) Click on Register and Proceed further if Registered Successfully.
(e) Candidate Dashboard appears containing Application Form, Upload Photo and Application Details/ Print.
(f) Click on "Application Form".
(g) Fill Up the Details in Application Form (Part I). Save Detail, Edit if required and then finally save Detail.
(h) Candidate to login using Registration number and Date of Birth. Now will get Registration Number on completion of Application Form (Part-I) and a massage of the same will also be sent on registered mobile no and email id.
(i) Now click on upload Photo column in the “Candidates Dashboard” and candidate to upload Photograph, Signature & Thumb Impression having size 10 to 50KB in jpg format.
(j) After uploading click on "Save Images".
(k) Go on "Print Application" in Candidate Dashboard
(l) Now Candidate to complete the Part-II of the application printout by filling up the declaration in his/her own running handwriting (should not write in CAPITAL LETTERS) either in Hindi or in English with blue or black ball point pen only. Also candidate has to sign and put Thumb Impression on it.
(m) A recent (not older than one month) passport size colour photograph without cap and without wearing the coloured glasses should be firmly pasted with glue (not to be stapled) in the space provide in the print out (Part-II) of the application form.
(n) Detail of prescribed examination fee in the form of Indian Postal Order is required to be filled up mandatorily in the given space on Part-II of the application.
(o) Applicant has to submit only one application against this Notification and submitting more than one application shall be a disqualification from the selection process. Even if, such a candidate gets selected inadvertently, he/she will be disqualified or candidature shall be Rejected at any stage.
11.0 Submission of Application :
(i) Candidate has to fill up the online application as available on the given link on RRC website. The printout of the duly Online filled applications along with Annexure after writing the required paragraph, putting Thumb impression and signature with photograph pasted on it must be sent by post to the Assistant Personnel Officer (Recruitment), Railway Recruitment Cell, Northern Railway, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, PIN – 110024 or should be dropped in the APPLICATION BOX provided in the Railway Recruitment Cell Lajpat Nagar-I, New Delhi-24 within closing date (i.e17.00 hours of 07.12.2016). (For candidates residing in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jammu & Kashmir, Lahaul & Spiti Districts, Pangi Sub-Division in Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Lakshadweep and abroad, the last date is 15.12. 2016 by post only). Application should be sent in an envelope super-scribed “APPLICATION FOR RECRUITMENT AGAINST CULTURAL QUOTA”.
(ii) In case an entry is not applicable for a candidate, ‘NOT APPLICABLE’ (NA) should be written against that column.
(iii) Full postal address of the candidate with PIN code must be given along with the name of the nearest railway station and permanent address.
(iv) Candidate must sign in full (not initial) in different places on the application form as indicated therein. Signature in capital/block letters or different signatures in different places will lead to the rejection of application. The style and script of language (English or Hindi) of signature on the application form admit card, answer sheet and photographs must be the same. This should be noted very carefully. Any variation may disqualify the candidate.
(v) All copies of certificates regarding age, educational qualification and other essential qualifications/Testimonials/ Prizes, duly attested by a gazetted officer, are to be enclosed along with the application form.
11 (a) Enclosures to the application:-
Applicant must enclosed following enclosure with the application to be submitted to RRC/NR failing which application will be rejected.

a. Proof of date of birth (10th or Matric pass certificate).
b. Proof of educational qualification prescribed for the category/post.
c. In case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Minority/Economically Backward/PWD/Ex-SM etc Certificate in prescribed format as per Annexure-A to Annexure –E
d. Prescribed Examination Fee in the form of Indian Postal Order only. No other mode of Examination fee is acceptable.
Original Certificates are not to be attached. Railway administration or RRC will not be responsible for loss of original certificates, if any, enclosed by the candidate.
12.0 General Instructions :
The Candidates in response to this notification shall ensure that he/she fulfil all eligibility conditions at the time of submission of Application. It is the responsibility of the candidates to produce original certificates/documents at the time of Document Verification. The candidates admission at all stage of the recruitment will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. The candidate shall attend the Written Examination/Document Verification/ Proficiency Test/ Medical Examination at the date; time and venue specified by Railway administration. Any request for change of date, time and venue will not be entertained.
(i) Attested copy of the certificates in support of Age, Community, Educational/Technical Qualifications, Cultural Qualifications and Prizes won etc.
(ii) Necessary proof for claiming fee refund etc., should be enclosed along with the application form.
(iii) Certificates in languages other than English or Hindi should be accompanied by an attested translation in English/Hindi.
(iv) Minority Community and Economically Backward Classes, shall enclose documentary proof in support of their claim.
(v) Travel Expenses : SC/ST candidate alone will be issued with II-Class Free Pass for their journey from their nearest Railway Station to the venue of Written Examination. Others will have to make their own arrangements. No reimbursement of travel expenses will be made on any account.
(vi) Candidates to remain in touch with the RRC website which is the primary source of communication with the candidates for various information’s like : Eligible/Ineligible, Date of Examination, issuance of Admit Cards, Centre of Examination etc.
(vii). Before examination candidates should read the instructions carefully as given in the notification, instruction with the e-Admit card and before/during written Examination/online examination, the cover page of Question Booklet, OMR Answer Sheet and follow them scrupulously. Failure to comply with the instructions may lead to non-evaluation of OMR sheet and disqualification of candidate.
(viii). Railway Administration reserves the right to alter the mode of examinations or re-conduct the written examination or to cancel part or whole of any process of the recommitment at any stage without assigning any reason.
(ix). RRC reserves the right to conduct the examination in batches on various dates and locations as decided by the RRC.
(x). The scheme of Cultural Quota will be implemented according to the guidelines issued by Railway Board and will be binding on all.
13.0 Invalid application/Rejection :
Candidates are advised to read all instructions thoroughly before online filling of application and then submitting printout of it along with enclosures to RRC Office as applications are likely to be rejected on one or more reasons given below.
(i) Application not Registered Online.
(ii) Incomplete application on any aspect/column of the application.
(iii) Application not accompanied with prescribed examination fee in the form of Indian Postal Order Only.
(iv) Application without signature/signature in capital or spaced out letters or different signatures at different places during the selection process.
(v) Left thumb impression or Right Thumb Impression as the case be, not affixed/blurred/smudged on the application form.
(vi) Not possessing the prescribed educational qualification for the posts and other qualifications.
(vii) Over aged, under aged, date of birth unfilled or wrongly filled.
(viii) Application received after the closing date and Time.
(ix) Application which are filled in a language other than Hindi or English.
(x) Merely filling up online application (Part-I) on RRC website does not entitle the candidate being eligible for Written Examination. Candidature of the applicant shall only be considered after printout of the Online filled application (Part-I) is received in RRC Office with Part –II of the application after completing formalities like:- Writing Paragraph, Thumb Impression, Signature, Photo etc. on it by the candidate. This printout must enclose all necessary enclosures as well as prescribed Fee in the form of Indian Postal Order.
(xi) Any other irregularities which are considered invalid by Northern Railway. All the list given above is only illustrative and not exhaustive.
(i) Railway Administration will not be responsible for any inadvertent error in the advertisement and will not be held responsible for any postal delay or wrong delivery.
(ii) The decision of the Railway Administration in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of applications etc. will be final and binding on the candidates and no enquiry or correspondence will be entertained in this connection.
(iii) In case of any legal dispute, the jurisdiction will be at New Delhi.
(iv) This Employment Notice is also available in RRC Website. English version shall be applicable in case of any ambiguity/ dispute in two versions.
(v) Mobile Phones, Pagers, Calculators or any other computing/communication /Electronic Devices/Gadgets are prohibited in the examination centre. If any candidate is found to be in possession of such devices/gadgets in even switched off condition his/her candidature shall be cancelled forthwith and will be debarred for future examination to be conducted by Railway. Candidates are strictly inform in their own interest for not bring any of the prohibited item to the venue of Examination as these will be no arrangement to keep this things in the examination premises.
(vi) In case any applicant has difficulty in registering their applications ONLINE, they are free to contact the help line numbers.
Help Line Numbers

1. 98214182412. 9821418242
3. 98218277244. 9971419661
Canvassing in any form, misbehaviour or misconduct will lead to summary rejection and cancellation of candidature and no correspondence will be entertained in this matter.
Chairman/Railway Recruitment Cell
                              Northern Railway
Candidates should have following Certificates in Hand before Applying Online Application
Sr. No. Descriptions
1 Educational/Proficiency/OBC/SC/ST/PWD/Ex-SM Certificate, IPO Detail, Bank Account and IFSC detail for refund of fee if applicable.
2 Scan copy of Latest Photo, Signature and Thumb Impression (format in "jpg" and Photo file size should be under 80 KB), without Cap, Goggals
Click here for Applying ONLINE / E-Application for CULTURAL QUOTA 2016-17 Northern Railway
Annexure A
Annexure B
Annexure C
Annexure D
Annexure E