Scheme of General Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE) for filling up of
25%-50% of net direct recruitment quota vacancies in Group ‘C’ categories –
Partial shift in the duty of agency conducting GDCE regarding.
Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter
No.E(NG)l-92/PM2/16 dated 20.08.1993.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)l-2011/PMl/2 dated 12.09.2014.
1.In terms of extant
instructions, indents for filling up of net direct recruitment quota through
GDCE are to be placed on RRBs, which in turn conduct GDCE along with direct
recruitment with separate merit list for GDCE candidates.
2. In view of reorganization of
RRBs as well as holding of examination cycle becoming more elaborate and time
consuming, this Ministry has considered the matter afresh. Accordingly, in
partial modification to the duties and responsibilities of the agency attached
with conducting examination of GDCE, it has been decided that:
(i) The date for GDCE examination shall, henceforth, be fixed by
Railway Recruitment Centres (RRCs) of the Railways in consultation with CPOs
and Chairman of respective RRBs.
(ii) Question Papers for GDCE shall be provided by respective
RRBs, but evaluation shall be done by RRCs on the basis of answer keys provided
by the former. However, instead of 3 sets of Questions Papers, only one set of
the same will be provided by RRBs to RRCs for GDCE. All other recruitment related
activities will be performed by Chairman of respective RRCs.
3. The other conditions
applicable to GDCE shall remain unchanged. This issues in consultation with
concerned directorates of Railway Board.