1. Attention Is Invited to this Ministry’s letters No. E(NG)II/2009/RR-l/10/Pt dated 09.12.2010 and No. E(NG)II/2011/RR-1/1l/ dated 09.12.2011 (RBE No.166/2011) regarding educational qualification for recruitment In Pay Band-1 of Rs. 5,200-20,200 having Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- and No. E(NG)II/2011/RC-I/NE/21 dated 06.02.2012 extending the applicability of (RBE No.I66/2011l) to widows.
2. In partial supersession of Board’s letter dated 06.02.2012 quoted In Para 1 above, It has now been decided that in case of appointment of a widow/wife not fulfilling the requirement of prescribed educational qualification, she will be placed in Pay Band-l (Rs. 5200-l0200)+ Grade,Pay Rs 1800/- directly 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 help of some on Job training.
3. In continuation with the above, following points are also clarified:-
(I) A person appointed as ‘Trainee’ enjoys the status of a Government servant from Initial day and will be allowed all the allowances and benefits allowed to a government servant.
(II) A person appointed as a ‘Trainee’ on compassionate grounds has to acquire minimum educational qualifications in 5 years.
(III) The probation period of a person appointed as ‘Trainee’ on compassionate ground will begin only from the date she/he acquires minimum educational qualification and such person will be on probation for a period specified In the Recruitment Rules of the post/grade against which he/she is being appointed.
(IV) A ‘Trainee appointed on compassionate ground is entitled to all kinds of leave applicable to a regular Railway servant.
(V) A person appointed as ‘Trainee’ shall be allowed Children Education Allowance as per the admissible rates.
(VI) A person appointed as ‘Trainee” on compassionate ground would not be entitled for Overtime Allowance during the period he/she continue as ‘Trainee’.
. (Vll) A ‘Trainee’ has the status of Government/Railway Servant ‘rom Initial day, as such, dependent of a person appointed on compassionate ground as ‘Trainee’ would be eligible for compassionate appointment In the event of his/her death in harness/medical unfitness.
(VIII) A ‘Trainee’ appointed on compassionate ground, till he/she acquires minimum educational qualification,· would be allowed Increment at normal rates In the pay scale of -1S.
(IX) A person appointed as Trainee on compassionate ground, is eligible to Medical benefits as available to holder of the post in pre-revised Scale of Rs. 4440-7440 without any Grade Pay.
This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate.
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