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Appointment under Scouts & Guides Quota

FOREWORD

 

 The information and Circulars given here in the following websites are for broad guidelines, for information of Railwaymen and General Public. For the latest changes and modification the surfers are advised to go through the Original Circulars and memoranda issued by the Competent Authority, the Railway Board or by the South Central Railway Administration , which only got legal sanctity for all cases of dispute and conflict resolution.

 

While every care has been taken to reproduce the original circular and memoranda in this web page; any omission, error or addition crept in unintentionally is regretted which may be brought to the notice of South Central Railway Administration, immediately.

General Manager( Personnel)

South Central Railway,

Secunderabad.

 INSTRUCTIONS ON RECRUITMENT AGAINST SCOUTS AND GUIDES QUOTA

               

                Sub: Recruitment against Scouts and Guides quota -Procedure for.

.....

       

The question of streamlining the procedure for recruitment against Scouts and Guides quota has been  under  consideration of the Ministry of Railways for some time past.  It has  now been decided to lay down the following procedure.

       

i)          Recruitment should be done by the Railway Administration themselves.

 

ii)         The recruitment against the quota should be done by open advertisement following the procedure laid down in this Ministry's letter No.E(NG)/II/96/RR-1/62 dated 17.9.98.

 

iii)         The educational qualifications for consideration for appointment against the quota will be the same as applicable for recruitment to Group "C" and Group "D" categories respectively.

 

iv)        The recruitment will be done only in the following initial grades.

 

                    Group "C" Grade Rs.3050-4590/3200-4900

 

                    Group "D" Grade Rs.2550-3200.

                 

v)         The annual quota for recruitment is as under:

                   

                    Group "C"   :        4 per Railway per year

                                    1 per Production unit per year

 

                    Group "D"   :        Not more than 2 per division/

                                    Production unit per year.

       

Note:    Northern  Railway may recruit  additional  1 per year in Group C and 2 per year in Group D who may be posted in RDSO, in terms of Bd's lr No.E(NG)II/96/RR-2/2 dated 10.3.99   and 19.4.99).

 

vi)        Powers for recruitment of Scouts and Guides in Group "D" may be delegated to the DRMs by the General Manager.

 

vii)        Age limits as applicable for recruitment to other equivalent categories shall be followed.

 

viii)       Applications shall be called for separately for Group "C" and Group "D" posts. The selections  shall also be conducted separately for Group "C" and "D" posts.  A candidate may apply both for Group "C" and Group "D"posts.

 

ix)        The following qualifications would apply for recruitment of Scouts/guides to Group "C" and   Group "D" posts.

 

a)         A President's Scout/Guide/Ranger/Rover

                                or

             Himalayan Wood Badge Holder

                                or

             A pre-HWB trained Scout leader/Advanced Trained Guide/ Leader/ Captain.

       

b)         Should have been an active member of a Scouts Organisation for at least 3 years in the recent past and should continue to be active.

       

c)         Should have attended at least one event at national level and one or two events at state    level.

 

Or

Should have a good record of participation in Scouts/Guide activities at Unit/district level.

       

x)         The candidates, who apply in response to notification issued and are found eligible for consideration for appointment against scouts and guides quota should be assessed on the following basis.

       

A)         Written test                                                                                                     50 MARKS

 

The written test will consist of 50 objective type questions relating to Scouts and Guides organisation and its activities as per syllabus outlined in Annexure-I for Group "C" and Annexure-II for Group "D"

 

B)                                                                                                                    35 MARKS

 

            Scouts/Guides qualifications over and above the minimum prescribed as eligibility condition. 35 marks

 

 a)                                                                                                                   7 marks

             Participation in International event one event 5 marks two or more events   

 

b)                                                                                                                     7 marks

Participation in National Events/ National Jamboree (No marks for the first event. The same   being the minimum eligibility condition First additional event 5 marks, two additional events or beyond - 7 marks).

 

c)                                                                                                                     7 marks

Participation in Jamboree on the Indian Railways (one event 5 marks, two or more events    7 marks).

             

d)                                                                                                                     7 marks

Events/Rallies attended at state level(one event 5 marks two or more events 7 marks).

 

e)                                                                                                                     7 marks

Specialised Scout/Guide course Pioneering/ Mapping and standard judging    course / vocational craft course (one course 5 marks two or more courses 7 marks).

       

(C)       Personality test/Interview                                                        15 marks

                                                            -                                                           ---------

                                                                                                            Total     100 marks

                                                                                                                        ----------         

       

xi)                 For Group "C" selection, the recruitment committee shall consist of three SAG officers to be nominated by the General Manager whereas for Group "D" selections, the committee shall consist of three JA Grade Officers.  One of them should be an officer holding honorary post of Commissioner(Scouts/Guides). One of the three members should necessarily be from Personnel Department.

 

xii)       Higher fixation of pay will not be admissible to persons appointed against Scouts and Guides quota.

 

xiii)       The persons appointed against Scouts and Guides quota to the categories of Clerks 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  acquisition of the    prescribed typing qualification within the stipulated on period (Board's letter    No.E(NG)II/98/RR-2/7 dated 3.8.99).

       

3. Other conditions of Recruitment will be the same as applicable to recruitment to equivalent categories.

                                                       ANNEXURE I

        

PROPOSED SYLLABUS FOR SELECTION UNDER SCOUTS AND GUIDES

QUOTA FOR GROUP 'C' POSTS

       

History of Scouting/Guiding Law and Promise  Organisation  Distt. and State Level, Training Center - Distt  and  State level knowledge of Books, Scouting for Boys/Guiding for Girls  in India, Motto left hand shake, Salute, prayer, Flag Song, National Anthem, know the National and Scouting Flags, Social Services  at various  occasions,  Hiking, Proficiency Badges.  How  these  are earned.   Stages in Scouting/Guiding.  Thinking  Day  Progressive Training  of  Scouts/Guides/Rovers/Rangers;  Pioneering.   Handicrafts, Indian Railway/ Jamboree, National Jamboree, Jamboree on the Air.

       

Organisation  at  National  level,  National   Training Centres WAGGGS/ WOSm-Uprashtrapati Award Competition; Prime Minister  Shield Competition, Community Development  programmes,  Aims    and  Methods  of Scouting, How Scouting is  useful  in  producing better citizens?.

                                              

 

 

 

 

 

     ANNEXURE II

       

PROPOSED SYLLABUS FOR SELECTION UNDER SCOUTS AND GUIDES

QUOTA FOR GROUP 'D' POSTS

       

History of Scouting/guiding: Law and Promise; Organisation - 'Dist & State Level' Training Centre -Dist & State level, knowledge of Books; Scouting for Boys/Guiding for Girls in India;   motto left hand shake salute; Prayer; Flag song; National Anthem; know  the National & Scouting flags; Social services  at  various occasions;  Hiking;  Proficiency  Badges, How  these  are  earned         Stages  in Scouting/Guiding Thinking Day; Progressive  Training of Scouts/Guides/Rivers/Rangers, pioneering; Handicrafts;  Indian Railway Jamboree; National Jamboree, Jamboree on the Air.

       

Copy of Board's letter No.E(NG)/II/86/RR-2/3 dated 26.5.1988.

       

Sub:     Qualifications for appointment of Scouts and Guides to Group "C" and Group "D" posts against the cultural quota.

                                     .....

Attention is invited to the marginally noted letters which prescribe the President's Award of other special awards besides outstanding dt.19.9.79  achievements in Scouting for appointment of

        

        2)E(NG)/III  Scouts/Guides to Group "C" (to be adjusted

        29/RRI/25    against the cultural quota). Instructions also

        dt.25.8.80    exist for recruitment of Scouts and Guides in

        3)E(NG)/III   Group "D". A question has been raised by Railway

        79/RRI/25    Administration whether the same consideration

        dt.13.5.82    can be given to the Scouters and Guiders who have

        4)E(NG)/II    passed the Advanced Training Courses as are given

        84/RR2/1     to the winners of President's Award or other special

        dt 14.9.84    awards, in the matter of recruitment against the aforesaid                                

                              quotas.

 

In this context, the Railway Board have reviewed in some detail, the qualifications etc. for recruitment against the quotas referred to above.  They have now decided that the following qualifications/conditions would apply for recruitment of scouts/ guides in Group "C" and Group "D" posts.

       

i)          A President's Scout/Guide/Ranger/Rover

                          or

Himalayan wood Badge Holder

                          or

A pre-HWB Trained Scout Leader/Advanced/Trained Guide Leader/ Captain.

 

ii)         Should have been an active member of a Scouts organisation for at least 3 years in the recent past and continued to be active               

 

iii)         Should have attended at least one event at National level and one or two events at state   level.

                          Or

Should have a good record of participation in scouts/guides activities at unit/district level.

              

iv)        Should fulfill necessary conditions regarding  age, qualification etc., for class III/class IV     appointment, as per the extant rules.

 

v)         Written declaration may be obtained from the candidate that he/she will serve the scout/guide     movement in the event of his/her selection.

          

vi)        Since there will be a number of aspirants, it is necessary that applications are called for from those who fulfill the above qualifications with necessary certificates and separate tests   conducted from Group "C" and "D" posts to select the best amongst them.  There should be no ban for any person to appear for both Group "C" and "D" selections separately, if he/she so desires.

 

[Authority: Railway   Board's  letter  No.E(NG)/II/99/RR-2/3  dated 4.5.2000 (RBE No.82/2000)]

 

                  b)Testimonials/prizes etc.              15 marks

                                                      

TOTAL      100 marks

       

 (ix)      The Recruitment Committee shall consist of three members to be nominated by the General Manager, which will include one SAG Officer from personnel department, second SAG, officer from any other department and an outside member of appropriate standing in the relevant field or a faculty member of any recognised university/cultural institution or a representative from Doordarshan/AIR etc.  as the third member.       

 

 (x)       Higher fixation of pay will not be admissible to persons appointed against Cultural quota.

 

 (xi)      The persons appointed against Cultural quota to the categories of Clerks will be required to posses 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 3.3.99).

       

3.        Other  instructions of Recruitment will be the same  as  applicable to recruitment to other equivalent categories.

 

[Authority Railway Board's  letter  No.E(NG)/II/90/RR-2/1  dated  19.6.2000

(RBE No.117/2000)].

       

       

 

 

 

 

 

REVISED ANNUAL RECRUITMENTS AGAINST CULTURAL , SCOUTS & GUIDES QUOTA

 

In view of the formation of new Railway Zones, the intake prescribed for recruitment against Scouts & Guides as well as Cultural quotas has been reviewed by the Board.  It has now been decided that annual recruitments against these quotas shall be done as per the following.

 

 

Existing Quota

Revised Quota

 

Group 'C'

Group'D'

Group 'C'

Group 'D'

Scouts & Guides

4 per Railway per year.

Not more than 2 per Division per year

2 per Railway per year.

2 per Division per year.

 

1 per Production Unit per year

Not more than 2 per Production Unit  per year

1 per Production Unit per year

2 per Production Unit per year

Cultural

4 per Railway per year

Nil

2 per Railway per year

Nil

 

2 per Production Unit per year

Nil

2 per Production Unit per year

Nil

[Authority: Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2003/RR-2/4 dated 19.11.03  (RBE No.201/03)]

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