Sunday, August 16, 2020

Northeast Frontier Railway Recruitment – August 2020 – Apprentices

Station Colony, Pan Bazar,
Guwahati-781001, Assam.



(i) Date of publication of Notification on Website - 13-08-2020
(ii) Opening date & time of Online Application - 16-08-2020 at 10:00 hrs
(iii) Closing date & time of Online Application - 15-09-2020 at 22:00 hrs

ONLINE applications are invited from eligible candidates for engagement of Act Apprentices for imparting training under the Apprentices Act 1961 in the designated trades at Workshops/Units in the jurisdiction of N.F. Railway against 4499 slots. Applications complete in all respects should be submitted only ONLINE till 17:00 hrs. of the closing date.

1. Candidates should note and take cognizance of the fact that this is a Centralized Notification for engagement of Act Apprentices under the Apprentices Act 1961 for Northeast Frontier Railway units and Railway Recruitment Cell, Northeast Frontier Railway (RRC/NFR) has been nominated as nodal agency for obtaining ONLINE applications from candidates and preparation of their merit list. No physical copy of the application is required to be sent to RRC/Units. Candidates can submit their applications ONLINE only on RRC/NFR's website  --> General Info -> Railway Recruitment Cell GHY

2. After preparation of merit list, the same will be advised to respective Divisions/Units on N.F.Railway. Document verification will be held in opted Divisions/Units, as per the choice mentioned in the candidate's applications.

3. Candidates must note that no centralized merit list will be formed.


4.1 Selection will be on the basis of merit list prepared (trade wise, unit-wise, community-wise). The merit list in each unit will be prepared on the basis of percentage of marks obtained in matriculation (with minimum 50% aggregate marks) + ITI marks in the trade in which Apprenticeship is to be done. The panel will be on the basis of average of marks in the matriculation and ITI.

For the purpose of calculation of percentage of matriculation, marks obtained by the candidates in all subjects will be reckoned and not on the basis of marks of any subject or a group of subjects like best of five etc.

For the purpose of calculation of percentage of ITI marks, average marks mentioned in consolidated statement of marks for all semesters of the trade applied/marks mentioned in the provisional National Trade Certificate issued by NCVT/SCVT, will only be reckoned.

In case of false/wrong declaration of Marks, the candidature is liable to be cancelled.

4.2 In case of two candidates having the same marks, the candidates with older age shall be preferred. In case the date of birth is also same, then the candidate who passed matriculation exam earlier shall be considered first.

4.3 A final merit list will be prepared unit wise, trade wise and community wise, equal to the number of slots in the descending order of percentage of marks obtained by the candidate, as stated above. Shortlisted candidates, thus enlisted in respective units, will be called for document verification to the extent of 1.5 times of the notified vacancies.

4.4 Candidates finally enlisted would be subject to verification of original testimonials uploaded and production of medical certificate as per annexure attached.

5. During submission of ONLINE application, a Registration number will be issued to each applicant. Candidates are advised to preserve/note their Registration Number for further stages of engagement process/correspondence with RRC.

NOTE-I :- To avoid last minute rush, candidates are advised in their own interest to submit ONLINE application much before the closing date, to avoid possible Inability/failure to log on to the website of RRC on account of heavy load on the internet or website jam during last days.

NOTE-II :- RRC 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.

6. The Units along with no. of slots for apprenticeship training and addresses of the units are mentioned as under :-

UNITS (Divisions/ Workshops) :- Katihar (KIR) & TDH workshop

No. of Apprentices :- 970

Addresses of the units :- Sr. Divisional Personnel Officer, Office of the Divisional Railway Manager (P), P.O. Katihar, Bihar.

UNITS (Divisions/ Workshops) :- Alipurduar (APDJ)

No. of Apprentices :- 493

Addresses of the units :- Divisional Personnel Officer(I/C), Office of the Divisional Railway Manager (P), P.O. Alipurduar Junction, Dist. - Alipurduar, West Bengal-736123

UNITS (Divisions/ Workshops) :- Rangiya (RNY)

No. of Apprentices :-  435

Addresses of the units :- Sr.Divisional Personnel Officer, Office of the Divisional Railway Manager (P), N.F.Railway, Rangiya P.O. Rangiya, Dist. Kamrup (Assam), Pin No.781354

UNITS (Divisions/ Workshops) :- Lumding (LMG)& S&T/workshop

No. of Apprentices :-  1302

Addresses of the units :- Sr.Divisional Personnel Officer , Office of the Divisional Railway Manager (P), P.O. – Lumding, Pin – 782447, Assam.

UNITS (Divisions/ Workshops) :- Tinsukia (TSK)

No. of Apprentices :- 484

Addresses of the units :- Divisional Personnel Officer (I/C), Office of the Divisional Railway Manager (P), Tinsukia, N.F.Railway, Tinsukia, PIN No. - 786125, P0. - Hijuguri, Dist - Tinsukia (Assam)

UNITS (Divisions/ Workshops) :-  New Bongaigaon Workshop (NBQS) &EWS/BNGN

No. of Apprentices :- 539

Addresses of the units :-  Asstt. Personnel Officer, Office of the Chief Workshop Manager/ N.F.Railway Carriage & Wagon Workshop/New Bongaigaon, PIN- 783381.

UNITS (Divisions/ Workshops) :-  Dibrugarh Workshop (DBWS)

No. of Apprentices :- 276

Addresses of the units :-  Senior Personnel Officer, NF Railway Workshop, Dibrugarh, PIN-786001.

Total  - 4499

Note :- Please go through the available training slots given below vis-à-vis your ITI Trade thoroughly and select the Units accordingly for ONLINE application. It should not happen that you select a unit where there is no training slot requirement for your ITI Trade. In such a situation your application may eventually become meaningless, as you would not be allowed to make any changes after the final submission. Moreover, you are also not allowed to make subsequently or multiple applications as in such an eventually, all the applications of yours shall be summarily rejected. No physical copy of the application is required to be sent to RRC/Units.

7. Apprentices will be engaged in the following trades in the Units mentioned below :-

NB :- PWD means person with Disability and ESM means Ex. Servicemen. Seats of PWD and Ex-Servicemen in the above tables are not separate, but included in the total number of seats.

The number of training slots shown in this Notification are provisional and the same are liable to increase or decrease depending upon the actual needs of the administration at the time of finalization of select list.

When the prescribed number of person belonging to the Scheduled Castes is not available, it will be filled by ST candidates. For ST slots, in case ST candidate are not available, they will be filled by SC candidates. If the prescribed training slots for SC/ST candidates cannot be filled even in the above given manner, then the training slots so lying unfilled will be filled by persons not belonging to the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes i.e. Unreserved candidates. Similarly, the seats remaining unfilled by OBC candidates will be filled by candidates of unreserved category.


8.1 The candidates should have completed 15 years of age and should not have completed 24 years of age as on 01.01.2020.

8.2 Upper age limit is relax able by 05 years in case of SC/ST candidates, 3 years in case of OBC candidates.

8.3 For persons with Disability, upper age limit is relaxed by 10 years.

8.4 Upper age limit is relax able by up to additional 10 years for ex-servicemen to the extent of service rendered in Defense Forces plus 03 years provided they have put in a minimum of 6 months service at a stretch, except Ex-servicemen who have already joined the Govt. service on Civil side after availing the Ex. servicemen status for the purpose of their engagement. However, regardless of community, Ex. serviceman will be considered against the Ex. Servicemen quota, if available. If UR vacancies are not available then only Ex. Serviceman belonging to those particular communities where vacancies are available will be considered against the ex. servicemen quota.

8.5 The candidates, who want to avail the benefit of reservation of SC/ST, must upload his/her Caste certificate on Central Government format only issued by
appropriate authority according to Annexure-I at the time of online application. Similarly, the candidates who want to avail the benefit of reservation of OBC, must upload Caste certificate and Non-Creamy Layer certificate issued on or after 1/4/2019 on Central Government format only by appropriate authority as per sample Annexure-II at the time of online application, these certificates are required to be produced in original at the time of document verification also. The list of authorities empowered to issue SC/ST/OBC certificates are indicated below :-

a. District Magistrate/ Additional Magistrate/Collector/Deputy Commissioner/Additional Deputy Commissioner/Deputy Collector/1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate/ Sub-divisional Magistrate/Taluk Magistrate/Executive Magistrate/Extra Assistant Magistrate (not below the rank of 1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate).

b. Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tahsildar.

c. Sub-divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and or his family resides

8.6 The candidates who want to avail the benefit of reservation of Ex. servicemen and Armed Forces personnel, must upload Discharge certificate and in case of children of Ex. Servicemen and children of Armed Forces serving certificate respectively (as the case may be) of his/her parents at the time of online application.


9.1 An Ex-servicemen candidate selected under the reservation provided for them is to be placed in the appropriate category viz. UR/SC/ST/OBC to which he belongs. Ex. servicemen, their children and children of Armed Force personnel will be engaged for Apprenticeship as per details mentioned below :-

a) Children of deceased/disabled Ex. servicemen including those killed/disabled during peace time.

b) Children of Ex. servicemen

c) Children of Serving Jawans

d) Children of Serving Officer

e) Ex. Servicemen


The candidate must have passed 10th class examination or its equivalent (under 10+2 examination system) with minimum 50% marks, in aggregate, from recognized Board and also possess National Trade Certificate (ITI) in the notified trade issued by the National Council for Vocational Training or Provisional Certificate issued by National Council for Vocational Training/State Council for Vocational Training.

Copies of mark sheet & pass certificates of matriculation (10th std), provisional certificate/National trade certificate (NTC) certificate issued by NCVT/SCVT in the case of ITI and ITI Final Mark-Sheet must be uploaded. Mere completion of course is not sufficient. Candidates should have already passed the prescribed qualification on the date of issue of notification.


11.1 Application fees (Non-refundable) -Rs.100/- (Rupees one hundred only)

11.2 Fee payment will have to be made online through payment gateway as part of online application process as under :-

*Once the online application is complete in all respects at RRC/NFRs website candidates will be directed to payment gateway to make payment.

*Once the payment is successfully done, candidates will be redirected to RRC/NFRs website to complete the application process and download the application form.

*In case the candidates tried to make payment before and come across some issues like loss of Internet connection due to which the fee amount has been deducted from their Account/Debit/Credit Card but still unable to download the application, please click on " Verify Payment" button to reconfirm the same from the payment gateway.

11.3 After ensuring the correctness of the particulars of the application form candidates are required to pay fees through the payment gateway integrated with the online application. No change/edit will be allowed thereafter.

11.4 The payment can be made by using debit card/ credit card/internet Banking/SBI Challan etc. by providing information as asked on the screen. Transaction charges for online payment, if any, will be borne by the candidates.

11.5 On successful completion of the transaction, e-receipt with the date entered by the candidate will be generated which should be printed and retained by the candidate.

11.6 If the online transaction is not successfully completed, please login again and make payment online.

11.7 No fee is required to be paid by SC/ST/PWD/Women candidates.


12.1 Only Loco motor or Cerebral palsy (OH) who suffers from not less than 40% of relevant disability and Hearing Handicapped (HH) having 60 decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequency are eligible to apply.

12.2 For Loco motor or Cerebral palsy (OH).

Trades                                                       Categories of disabled who could apply for engagement

Fitter                                                                               OL,BL,LV,HH
Welder (G&E)                                                                OL,HH
Electrician                                                                      OL,HH
Carpenter                                                                       OL,HH
Diesel Mechanic                                                             OL
Machinist                                                                        LV,OLL HH
Painter                                                                            OL,HH
Turner                                                                            OL,HH
Refrigerator & AC Mechanic                                        OL,LV,HH
Electronics Mechanic                                                    OL,BL,HH

NOTE :- OL=One Leg, BL=Both Legs, LV=Low vision, HH=Hard of Hearing

12.3 For the purpose of visually handicap (VH) candidates, definition of VH disabilities are as under :-

a) Blindness :- 

"Blindness" refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following condition, namely :-

Total absence of sight, or

Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/2000 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lens; Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degrees or worse.

 b) Low vision (VH)

a) "Person with low vision" means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive corrections but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device.

12.4 Person with Disability (PWD) who wants to avail the benefit of reservation must produce a disability certificate issued by a competent authority (i.e. Medical Board duly constituted by the Central or State Government including one specialist in the particular field for assessing disability). Disability certificate should be strictly as per Form II, III and IV as attached.

12.5 Other than abovementioned Persons with Disabilities (PWD) candidates as mentioned against the relevant trades should not apply as PWD, and, they will not be eligible for such concessions/facilities.


13.1 Candidates are required to apply ONLINE by visiting  detailed instructions for filling up ONLINE applications will be available on the website.

13.2 Candidates are required to log on to the RRC/NFR website provided for filling ONLINE applications and fill up the personal details/BIODATA etc. carefully.

NOTE-I :- Candidates should be in possession of Aadhaar Card. At the time of registration, candidates have to fill 12 digits Aadhaar Card number. The candidates not having Aadhaar number and have enrolled for Aadhaar but have not received Aadhaar Card can enter 28 digits Aadhaar Enrolment ID printed on the Aadhaar Enrolment slip.

This provision is applicable to the candidates of all states and Union Territories except the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya and Assam.

Applicants from these states can enter in the online application form, their voter ID number, valid passport number, driving license number or any other valid Government identity card at the time of online application.

Candidates have to produce original Aadhaar card or document mentioned above, at the time of document verification.

NOTE-II :- Candidates should ensure their name, father's name, date of birth should exactly match as recorded in Matriculation or equivalent certificate. Any deviation found during Document Verification will lead to cancellation of candidature and also debarment

NOTE-III :- Candidates are advised to indicate their active mobile number and valid e-mail ID in the ONLINE application and keep them active during the entire engagement process as all important messages will be sent by email/SMS which will be treated as deemed to have been read by the candidates.

13.3 Candidates have to choose only one unit.

13.4 Candidates trying to submit more than one application with different particulars like Name/Father's name/Community/Photo (face)/ educational and/or technical qualification etc. or with different Email ID/Mobile Number are informed that all such applications will be summarily rejected.

13.5 Candidates have to keep printouts of their online application. If found eligible, he/she will be called for Document Verification and the print out of online application is required to be produced at the time of Document Verification.


14.1 Candidates are required to upload their colour photograph as per specifications mentioned on the website with clear front view of the candidate without cap and sunglasses. Candidates may note that RRC may, at any stage, reject the applications 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.


Candidates are also required to upload their signature as per specifications mentioned on the website.


Candidates are required to upload the legible scanned copy of following documents :-

16.1 SSC (Standard 10th) or its equivalent mark sheet and Class-10 Pass Certificate.

16.2 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 ).

16.3 Consolidated mark sheet for all semesters of the trade in which applied / Provisional National Trade Certificate indicating marks.

16.4 National Trade Certificate issued by NCVT or Provisional National Trade Certificate issued by NCVT /SCVT.

16.5 Caste certificate for SC/ST/OBC candidates, wherever applicable, as mentioned in Para 8.5 above.

16.6 Disability certificate, in case of PWD candidate.

16.7 Discharge certificate / Serving certificate, in case of candidates applied against Ex-Servicemen quota. Production of original documents, as stated above, on the day of document verification is mandatory without which they will not be allowed to appear in the document verification. Certificates in languages other than English or Hindi should be accompanied by an attested translation in English/Hindi.


17.1 The ONLINE application, complete in all respect, can be submitted through ONLINE process as indicated in the schedule on first page. No physical copy of the application is required to be sent to RRC. Even if it is received, no cognizance will be given to it.


18.1 The candidates finally engaged will be provided Stipends at the prescribed rate as per the provision.

18.2 No Hostel accommodation will be provided and selected candidates will have to make their own arrangement during their training per Apprentice Act 1961 and they will be released on completion of the training.


19.1 Before commencement of the Apprenticeship training in the designated trade, the selected candidate has to enter into a Contract of Apprenticeship Training with the following provisions :-

19.2 Where the Contract of Apprenticeship is terminated through failure on the part of the employer in carrying out the terms and conditions of the contract (as notified under the Apprenticeship Rules 1992), candidate will be paid apprentice compensation as prescribed.

19.3 In the event of premature termination of Contract of Apprenticeship for failure on the part of apprentice to carry out the terms and conditions of the contract (as notified under the Apprenticeship Rules 1992), the candidate/surety has to pay such amount as is determined by the Apprenticeship Adviser as and towards the cost of training.

19.4 It is not obligatory on the part of employer to offer any employment to the passed out trade apprentice on completion of the period of Apprenticeship Training in his establishment nor shall it be obligatory on the part of the Apprentice to accept an employment under the employer.

19.5 In case the selected candidate is minor then, his/her guardian has to enter into a Contract of Apprenticeship with the employer.


20.1 In terms of Railway Board's letter no. E(MPP)/2009/6/14 dated 04/12/2018 candidate has to bring medical certificate as per the 'Annexure III' attached with the notification, at the time of document verification. "The medical certificate should be signed by Government authorized doctor(Gaz.), not below the rank of Asst. Surgeon of Central/State Hospital". Without medical certificate, as referred above, no document verification will be conducted and candidature is liable to be cancelled.

21. HELP DESK :-

21.1 For any problems in submitting the applications online or printing of the application, candidates may click on the Help Desk button appearing on the application web page and seek help accordingly. For response to their queries, they must provide their e-mail IDs.


22.1 The decision of the Railway administration in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of the applications and mode of selection shall be final.

22.2 Imparting training in Railway will not confer any right to the candidates for their absorption in Railway after successful completion of training. In terms of para-10 of Schedule V of the Apprenticeship Rules,1991, notified on 15.07.92 by the Ministry of Labor, it shall not be obligatory on the part of the employer to offer any employment to the Apprentice on completion of period of his/her apprenticeship training in his / her establishment. It shall not be obligatory on the part of the apprentice to accept an employment under the employer. Imparting Training in Railway will not confer any right to the candidates for their absorption in Railway after completion of Training.

22.3 Training in Railway establishments under the Apprentices Act, 1961 does not, by itself, confer any right, whatsoever, for appointment in railway services by default. Contract of apprenticeship will be terminated on completion of training. However, there is a provision of 20% Of the vacancies in case of direct recruitment through open advertisements being filled giving preference to course completed act apprentices.

22.4 No correspondences for engagement will be entertained.


22.6 Candidature of the candidate shall be cancelled if he/she fails to produce the required original testimonials for verification or any other discrepancy noticed.

22.7 Before applying, the candidates should ensure that he/she fulfills the eligibility and other criteria. If erroneously engaged, such candidates shall be summarily dismissed without notice at any stage.

22.8 The Railway administration does not undertake any responsibility for sending reply to the candidates not selected or not called for. No correspondence in respect of the application submitted shall be entertained or replied by this office to any individual or organization.

22.9 No daily allowance / conveyance allowance or travelling allowance will be paid to the candidates called for document verification.
22.10 Candidates need not send any application printouts or certificates or copies to RRC by post. The candidature of the candidates will be considered only on the strength of the information furnished in the ONLINE application.

22.11 No request of candidate to change the division/unit will be entertained.


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