The General Managers(P)

All Indian Railways/PUs

Chairman RRBs

RBE No.59 /2012


No.E(NG)II/2006/RC-2/11 Pt.IV                                                            New Delhi, Dt.01.05.2012



Sub: Recruitment against Physically Handicapped Quota- launch of Special Recruitment Drive — regarding

Attention is invited to Board’s letters No.E(NG)II/2009/RC-2/5 List dated 27.8.09 and No. E(NG)II/2009/RC-2/7 dated 28.8.09 regarding filling up of vacancies in various categories against the Physically Handicapped Quota. Pursuant to Hon’ble High Court Delhi’s judgement in the Public Interest Litigation filed by All India Confederation of the Blind in WP (C) No.23132/2005, the matter has been deliberated by Board. Accordingly it has been decided to implement the Hon’ble Court’s orders directing Railways to complete recruitment of physically handicapped persons in all categories of Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ in six months time.

2. As per affidavit filed by the Board in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, a backlog of 2377 Group ‘C’ and 1811 Group ‘D’ posts was shown for the period 1.1.96 to 31.10.2008 on the basis of position received from the Railways (Annexure-I). CPOs were directed to place indents on the RRB/RRC for this backlog except for the categories in which exemption was being sought for and therefore, 3% vacancies in such categories were required to be kept vacant.

However, the request of Railways for exemption from reservation for physically handicapped persons in certain categories has been turned down by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the Hon’ble High Court has directed that these posts should also be filled up.

3. In order to adhere to the time schedule laid down by the Hon’ble High Court without inviting contempt, the Special Recruitment Drive to fill backlog vacancies in all such posts identified in Board’s letter dated 28.8.09 including the 3% kept vacant, has to be completed within a period of six months from the date of communication of orders, which expires in September, 2012.

4. Since no exemption has been given in the categories for which exemption was being sought for, all categories as identified in para 2 of Board’s letter dated 28.8.09, where 3% was to be kept vacant, are now required to be filled up. Accordingly, following steps may immediately be taken.

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