Railway board has issued RBE No. 51-2018 vide letter No. E(NG)II/2017/RC-l/23 dated 06.04.2018 for Appointment on compassionate grounds-widows/wives not having minimum educational qualification for the posts of Level-1.
Details of Railway Board Esstt. Circular (RBE No.51-2018)
Sub: Appointment on compassionate grounds-widows/wives not having minimum educational qualification for the posts of Level-1.
Pursuant to the issuance of 7th CPC recommendation, as there was no mention about the appointment of compassionate grounds for those who do not fulfil the requisite educational qualification for the posts of Level – 1, Zonal Railways have sought clarification as to what action is to be taken with regard to appointment on compassionate grounds to the widows/wives of Railway Servants who die in harness or retire on medical unfitness and do not have minimum educational qualification for the posts in Level-1.
2. The matter was under consideration of this Ministry for quite some time. It has now been decided that in case of appointment of a widow/wife not having requisite minimum educational qualification, she will be placed in the Level-1 of the Pay Matrix introduced on implementation of 7th CPC report, without insisting on fulfillment of educational qualification norms, provided the appointing authority is satisfied that the duties of the post against which she is being appointed can be performed with the help of some on job training.
Copy of Railway Board Esstt. Orders RBE No. 51-2018 is attached here: