RBE No.16/2012


New Delhi, Dated :01/02/2012.

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units, CORE/Allahabad,
MTP/Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, CAO (R), DMW/Patiala, COFMOW/New Delhi,
Director General, RDSO/Lucknow & RSC/Vadodra, Director, IRISET/Secundrabad,
IRICEN/Pune, IRIEEN/Nasik & IRIM&EE/Jamalpur and Chairmen/Railway
Recruitment Boards; Managing Director/Konkan Railway Corporation Limited.

Sub: Recognition of Certificate/Qualification of I.T.I upgraded as Centre of Excellence (COE) and its acceptance for the purpose of employment in railways.

Ref: (i) Board’s letter of even number dated 27.12.2006 (RBE No. 196/2006).

(ii) Ministry of Labour & Employment’s Gazette Notification dated 07.11.2007, 21.7.2010 and 7.9.2010 (enclosed)

The proposal for recognition of certificate / qualification imparted by Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) 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 has 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 ITIs upgraded as Centre of Excellence, in the trades contained in Gazette Notification referred to (ii) above, may be accepted for posts wherever ITIs 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.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

Ends.: As stated.

(Harsha Dass)
Joint Director Estt. (N)-II
Railway Board