1. The proposal for recognition of certificate/qualification imparted by Industrial Training Institutes (ITls) upgraded as Centre of Excellence (COE) under the scheme envisaged by Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGET), Ministry of Labour & Employment and acceptance of the same for the purpose of employment on the railways bas been under examination of this Ministry.
2. It has now been decided by the Board that apart from the list of trades obtained under Craftsman Training Scheme from Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) circulated vide letter under reference (i) above, certificates of BBBT (Broad Based Basic Training) and Advance Modules obtained from ITls upgraded as Centre of Excellence, in the trades contained in Gazette Notifications referred to (ii) above, may be accepted for posts wherever ITl has been prescribed as a direct recruitment qualification.
3. Cases of recruitment already finalized need not be reopened. However, in the cases where recruitment has not yet been finalized, instructions may appropriately be adhered to.
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