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Appointment under Cultural Quota

Appointment under Cultural Quota




 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,




1.         The   question  of  streamlining  the   procedure   for recruitment  against Cultural quota has been under  consideration of the Ministry of Railways.  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 dated17.9.98.


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


 (iv)      The recruitment will be done only in the initial grade of Rs.3050-4590/Rs.3200-4900.


 (v)       The annual quota for recruitment is as under:


                  4 per Railway per year

                  2 per production unit per year.


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


 (vii)    The following qualifications would apply for recruitment to Group "C" posts against cultural quota.



a)         Educational qualification.  The minimum qualification prescribed for Group "C" recruitment.


b)         Possession of degree/diploma/certificate in music/ dance/drama etc. from Govt. recognised institute.



c)         Experience in the field and performance given on AIR/Doordarsan etc.

d)         Prizes won at National Level.

  (viii)   The candidates who apply in response to notification issued and are found eligible for consideration for appointment against Cultural quota should be assessed on the following basis.

  (A)       Written test:


 (Note: The written test will consist 50 marks of objective type questions).

(B)       Assessment of talent in the relevant field on:


                  a)the basis of practical demonstration  35 marks


                  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)].




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 '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


4 per Railway per year


2 per Railway per year



2 per Production Unit per year


2 per Production Unit per year


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




Source : South Central Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed : 21-03-2014  

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