RRB Recruitment Rules - About Ex-serviceman & Persons With Disabilities

RRB Recruitment Rules

About the Rules Related To Ex-Servicemen Candidates:

Employment notice contains some vacancies reserved for ex-servicemen irrespective of their community. However, ex-servicemen may also apply against other vacancies not earmarked for them for which they will be granted age relaxation and fee exemption.

The term Ex-Servicemen means a person who has served in any rank (whether as a Combatant or non-Combatant) in the regular Army, Navy or Air Force of the Indian Union but does not include a person who has served in the Defence Security Corps., the General Reserve Engineering Force, the Lok Sahayak Sena and the Para Military Forces; and Who has retired from such service after earning his/her pension or Who has been released from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service or circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pension or

Who has been released otherwise than on his own request as a result of reduction in such establishment or

Who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagement otherwise than on his own request or by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and has been given a gratuity and includes persons of the Territorial Army of the following categories:

  • (a) Pension holders for continuous embodied service

  • (b) Pensions with disabilities attributable to military service and

  • (c) Gallantry award winner.

For vacancies reserved for Ex-servicemen, an Ex-serviceman with 15 years active service in the armed forces with matriculation will be considered eligible to apply
for the posts for which the minimum qualification is a University Degree provided the relevant certificate issued by the military authority is attached with the application.

Ex-Servicemen are required to clearly indicate all required particulars including community in the application form and enclose all documentary proof including
Community Certificates in the prescribed format, as required.

About the Rules Related To Persons With Disabilities (PWD):

The suitability of a post for persons with disability will be indicated in the Employment Notification against each post. In case of some posts, certain vacancies are specifically reserved for them. However, they may also apply as normal candidates against the vacancies earmarked for their respective community i.e. UR/SC/ ST/OBC, for those posts which have been identified suitable for persons with disabilities even if no separate vacancies are earmarked for them. Concessions: i) Persons with disabilities are exempted from payment of examination fees irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved/identified as suitable for PWDs. ii) Relaxation of 10 years in upper age limit is applicable irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved or not, provided the post is identified as suitable for PWDs. In addition, the candidates belonging to OBC and SC/ST are eligible for normal relaxation of 3 and 5 years respectively. Definitions of Disabilities: Definitions of categories of disabilities for the purpose of recruitment are given below:

(a) Blindness: ‘Blindness’ refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions, namely:

  • Total absence of sight; or

  • Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lense;

  • Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degrees or worse;

(b) Low vision: “Person with low vision” means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses
or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device.

(c) Hearing impairment: “Hearing Impairment” means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.

(d) Locomotor disability: “Locomotor disability” means disability of the bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs
or any form of cerebral palsy.

(e) Cerebral Palsy: “Cerebral Palsy” means a group of non-progressive conditions of a person characterized by abnormal motor control posture resulting from brain insult or injuries occurring in the pre-natal, peri-natal or infant period of development

(f) All the case of orthopaedically handicapped persons would be covered under the category of “Locomotor disability or cerebral palsy.”

Click Here To Download Medical Certificate For Persons With Disabilities (PWD)

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Courtesy : RRB


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