Indian Railway Personnel Service (Recruitment) Rules,1975.

 (updated up to 08.03.2002)

                                                                             Webmaster’s Note:  These Rules were notified in the Gazette of India on 20th December 1975. Thereafter these rules have been amended seven times so far (up to 08.03.2002). The details are as under:-

 

SN

 

Notification No.

Date

                    

GSR No.

 

Remarks

 

01.

 

72/E(GR)1/13/11

20.12.1975

 

2865

 

Main Rules

 

02.

 

79/E(GR)1/31/1

 

30.03.1979

 

558

 

1st amendment

 

03.

 

78/E(GR)1/31/1

 

07.03.1980

 

340

 

2nd amendment

 

04.

 

79/E(GR)1/31/8

 

19.04.1980

 

444

 

3rd amendment

 

05.

 

79/E(GR)1/31/8

 

15.01.1981

 

128

 

4th amendment

 

06.

 

82/E(GR)1/31/1

 

27.10.1984

 

1125

 

5th amendment

 

07.

 

87/E(GR)1/31/1

 

12.09.1988

 

918

 

6th amendment

 

 

87/E(GR)1/31/1

 

14.10.1988

 

Corrigendum to 6th amendment

 

08.

 

99/E(GC) RR/31/1

 

08.03.2002

 

110

 

7th amendment

 

 

Apart from above, following letters of Railway Board also affect the rules:-

     (i)                PC-V /2000/I/11/3(Gaz.) dated 14.07.2000

     (ii)              99E(GC) RR/31/1dated 22.11.2002

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 New Delhi, the 20th December, 1975

         G.S.R. 2865._In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to the article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules regulating the method of recruitment to the Indian Railway Personnel Service, namely :-

1.  Short title and commencement._

    (1) These Rules may be called the Indian Railway Personnel Service (Recruitment) Rules, 1975.

     (2) They shall come into force on 1-1-1976.

2.  Definitions ._

  In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires;

(a) “Commission” means the Union Public service Commission;

 

(b) “Government” means the Government of India in the Ministry of Railways;

 

(c) "Grade" means a Grade of the Service;

 

(d) "Schedule" means a schedule to these rules;

 

(e)  "Scheduled Castes" mean such castes, races or tribes or parts of or groups within such castes, races or tribes as are notified under article 341 of the Constitution, to be Scheduled Castes for the purpose of the Constitution; 
 
  (f) "Scheduled Tribes" mean such tribes or tribal communities or groups within such tribes or tribal communities as are notified under Article 342 of the Constitution, to be Scheduled Tribes for the purpose of the Constitution;

 

(g) "Service" means the Indian Railway Personnel Service.

 

(h)               “Examination” means a combined competitive examination consisting of a preliminary examination and main examination held by the Commission for recruitment to the Service and such other Service or Services as may be specified by the Government from time to time;”

(Webmaster’s note : Clause (h) added by IRPS Recruitment(Amendment) Rules ,1980 dated 10.03.1980)

3. Constitution of Service._

     There shall be constituted a service to be known as the Indian Railway Personnel Service, consisting of -           

                 (i) the persons appointed to the Service under rule 6 on the commencement of these rules; and

                 (ii)persons appointed to the Service under Rule 8 after such commencement.
     Explanation._ The term "appointed" in these rules shall be construed to includeappointments made    
         in an officiating capacity on a regular basis.

 4. Grades and Authorized Strength._

    The grades and scales of pay of posts in the Services, shall be as shown in Schedule I.

5. Review of Authorized Strength._ 

    (1) After the commencement of these rules, the authorized permanent strength of the various grades shall be such as may, from time to time be determined by the Government.

    (2) The Government may make such temporary additions of the cadre as it may deem necessary from time to time.

    (3) The Government may, in consultation with Commission, include in, or exclude from the Service any posts or appointment. 

 6. Initial Constitution of the Service._

 (1) Initial appointment to the Service shall be through the following sources, namely:-

     (i) Officers, who were recruited to the erstwhile Establishment Department of the Superior Revenue Establishment of the State Railways / Indian Railways through competitive examinations conducted by the Federal Public Service Commission in the years 1945 and 1947, who are, at the time of the commencement of these rules, working in the Personnel Department on the Railways, even if they have been provided liens in other departments / posts.

    Provided that such of those officers, who were recruited to the erstwhile Establishment Department of the Superior Revenue Establishment of the State Railways / Indian Railways, who, at the time of the commencement of these rules, have been permanently absorbed in other services / posts and are not working in the Personnel Department on the Indian Railways, shall be governed by clause (iv).

    (ii) Officers promoted from Group ‘B’ to Group ‘A’ posts in the Personnel Department on the railways, even if they have been provided lien in other departments / posts.

    (iii) Officers, who were originally recruited for other departments but were later on, found suitable for being retained for service in the Personnel Department only, even if they have been provided lien in other departments / posts.

    (iv) Officers belonging to all Group ‘A’ services under the Ministry or Railways (excluding the Indian Railway Medical Service), who have at the time of commencement of these rules, completed 6 years in Junior Scale (Group ‘A’) or two years of service in the grade of Under Secretary in the Ministry of Railways and elect, on the basis of an option, to be appointed to the Service;

    (v) Officers, initially recruited as Temporary Assistant Officers (unclassified) by the Commission, who have, at the time of commencement of these rules, completed 6 years of service as temporary officers and elect, on the basis of an option, to be appointed to the Service:

    Provided that an officer, who is eligible to exercise an option under clause (iv) or clause (v), fails to do so, shall not be given another opportunity to exercise an option on any future occasion.

    (2) A selection committee, presided over by the Chairman or a Member of the Commission and consisting of three representatives of the Government shall determine the suitability of the eligible officers for appointment to the various grades and prepare a list in the order of merit in each grade for the initial constitution of the Service, during the period of transition, the duration of which shall not exceed 3 years exceed 4 yearsexceed four and half years.  The commission shall forward the recommendation of the Committee to the Government who shall make the appointment to the Service.

(Webmaster’s note: Rule 6(2)  amended by IRPS Recruitment(Amendment) Rules ,1979 dated 30.03.1979 and further amended by IRPS Recruitment(Amendment) Rules ,1980 dated 07.03.1980)

     Note :- The Departmental candidates who are not absorbed in the initial constitution of the Service, shall continue to hold the posts to which they were appointed regularly, and, for this purpose, these posts shall be deemed to have been excluded from the Service for so long as they continue to hold them.

    (3) Notwithstanding anything contained in the rule, the departmental candidates referred to in sub-rule (1) may be considered by the Government for appointment to the Service at the maintenance stage or stages, in consultation with the Commission, and the suitability of such candidates for appointment to various grades of the Service shall be determined by a Selection Committee referred to above.

    Explanation:- The absence of a Member other than the Chairman or Member of the Commission shall not invalidate the decisions taken by the selection committee. 

7. Posts in the Service may also be filled by transfer on deputation during the period of transition, the duration of which shall not exceed three years exceed four years four year  and half years.

(Webmaster’s note: Rule 7 amended by IRPS Recruitment(Amendment) Rules ,1979 dated 30.03.1979 and further amended by IRPS Recruitment(Amendment) Rules ,1980 dated 07.03.1980)

8. Future Maintenance of the Service._

    (1) After the initial constitution of the Service has been completed, vacancies shall be filled in the manner as hereafter provided :-

    (a) Senior Administrative Grade._ Chief Personnel Officer / Additional Chief Personnel Officer-all vacancies of Chief Personnel Officers / Additional Chief Personnel Officers shall be filled by selection on merit from the officers in the Junior Administrative Grade of this Service with at least 5 years service in the grade.

(a)Senior Administrative Grade._ Chief Personnel Officer -all vacancies of Chief Personnel Officers shall be filled by selection on merit from the officers of Indian Railway Personnel Service with eight years’ regular service in the Junior Administrative Grade (including the service, if any, in the non-functional selection grade) or seventeen years’ regular service in Group ‘A’ posts out of which at least four years’ regular service should be in Junior Administrative Grade.

(b) Selection Grade._ an officer appointed to the Junior Administrative Grade will be eligible to be considered for the selection grade (non-functional in the scale of Rs. 4500-7000) by seniority based on suitability, taking into account overall performance, experience and other related matters subject to the prescribed strength of the selection grade (non-functional) not being exceeded and also provided that no member of the service shall be eligible for this grade until he has entered the fourteenth years of service on the First of July of the Year calculated from the year of examination on the basis of which the member was recruited.* *

** (Webmaster’s note: Selection Grade eligibility as per Railway Board’s letter no. PC-V /2000/I/11/3(Gaz.) dated 14.07.2000 – No officer of the service shall be eligible for appointment to NFSG until he has entered the fourteenth year of Service on the 1st January of the year calculated from the year following the year of examination on the basis of which the member was recruited.)

                 (c) Junior Administrative Grade._ Deputy Chief Personnel Officer / Senior Divisional Personnel 

                   Officer- all vacancies in the junior administrative grade of this Service shall be filled by selection on
                    merit from officers in the senior scale of this Service with at least 5 years service in grade.
 
(d) Senior Scale._ Senior Personnel Officer / Divisional Personnel Officer -

(i) 50 percent of the vacancies in the senior scale shall be filled by promotion in the order or seniority subject to rejection of the unfit from the junior scale (Group ‘A’ ) officers of this Service with at least five years’ service in the scale.

(ii) 50 percent of the vacancies in the Senior Scale shall be filled by transfer of officers belonging to Group ‘A’ Services under the Ministry of Railways (excluding the Indian Railway Medical Service) who have completed six years’ of service in the junior scale or two years service in the grade of Under Secretary in the Ministry of Railways and elect, on the basis of an option, to be appointed to the Service:

Provided that an officer who is eligible to exercise an option under these rules fails to do so at the first available opportunity shall not be given another opportunity to exercise an option at any future occasion.

 

(d)Senior Scale._ Senior Personnel Officer / Divisional Personnel Officer -

                 By promotion in the order or seniority subject to rejection of the unfit from the Junior scale (Group ‘A’ ) officers of this Service with at least five years’ service in the grade.**

* * (Webmaster’s note:: Please see the clarification on the issue of required minimum year of service for promotion to senior scale. Refer Railway Board’s letter no. 99E(GC) RR/31/1dated 22.11.2002 – Rule 209( c ) of IREC Vol .I prevails over this clause (d) above i.e. only four years’ service shall be suffice)

 

(e)Junior Scale (Group ‘A’) ._ Assistant Personnel Officers._

     (i) 50 percent of the vacancies in the junior scale shall be filled by direct recruitment through an open competitive examination held by the Commission in the manner prescribed in Schedule II.

(ii) 50 percent of the vacancies in the junior scale shall be filled by selection on merit from Group ‘B’ Officers with at least 3 years service in the grade in the Railway Ministry and the Personnel Department of the Railways.

    (ii) 50 percent of the posts in the Junior scale shall be filled by selection on merit from Group ‘B’ Officers in the pay scale of Rs. 7500-12000 with at least 3 years service in the grade in the Personnel Department of the Railways.

    (2) In case any of the methods of recruitment referred to above fails, the vacancies shall be filled by transfer on deputation of suitable officers of the Group ‘A’ Service under the Ministry of Railways (excluding the Indian Railway Medical Service). The period of deputation shall not ordinarily exceed three years.

(Webmaster’s note: Rule 8 amended by IRPS Recruitment(Amendment) Rules ,1988 dated 12.09.1988, corrigendum dated 14.10.1988  and further amended by IRPS Recruitment(Amendment) Rules ,2002 dated 06.03.2002)

9. Probation._

(1) Officers appointed to any of the grades of the Service, either by direct recruitment or by promotion or by transfer, shall be on probation for a period of two years:

Provided that the Government may by order for reasons to be recorded in writing extend or curtail the period of probation.

 (2)  On the completion of the period of Probation, Officers, shall, if considered fit for permanent appointment, be confirmed in their appointment, subject to the availability of substantive vacancies in permanent posts.

(3) If, on the expiration of the period of probation, referred to in sub-rule (1) or any extension thereof, as the case may be, the Government is of opinion that a candidate is not fit for permanent appointment or, if, at any time during such person of probation or extension, the Government is satisfied that he shall not be fit for permanent appointment on the expiration of such period of probation or extension, the Government may discharge or revert him to his substantive post or pass such orders as it may think fit.

(4) During the period of probation, the candidates may be required by the Government to undergo such courses of training and instructions and to pass such examination and tests (including examination in Hindi) as it may think fit, as a condition to satisfactory completion of probation.

    (1) Every officer on appointment to the service either by direct recruitment or by promotion in Junior Scale or by the transfer under sub rule (c) (ii) and (d) (ii) of Rule 8 shall be on probation for a period of two years:

    Provided that the Controlling authority may extend or curtail the period of probation in accordance with the instructions issued by Government from time to time;

    Provided further that any decision for extension of a probation period shall be taken within eight weeks after the expiry of the previous probationary period communicated in writing to the concerned officer together with the reasons for so doing within the said period.

    (2) On completion of the period of Probation or any extension thereof,  Officers shall, if considered fit for permanent appointment, be retained in their appointment on regular basis and be confirmed in due course against the available substantive vacancies, as the case may be.

    (3) If, during the period of probation or any extension thereof, as the case may be, Government is of opinion that an officer is not fit for permanent appointment, the Government may discharge or revert the candidate to the post held by him prior to his appointment in the service as the case may be.

    (4) During the period of probation or any extension thereof, candidates may be required by the Government to undergo such course of training and instructions and to pass such examination and tests (including examination in Hindi) as Government  may deem fit, as a condition to satisfactory completion of the probation.

(Webmaster’s note: Rules amended by IRPS Recruitment (Amendment) Rules ,1984 dated 24.09.1984)

10. Appointment to the Service._

All appointments to the service or the posts borne on the cadre of the Service shall be made by the   Government.

11. Liability to service in any part of India or outside._

   (1) Officers appointed to the Service shall be liable to serve anywhere in India or outside.

    (2) Officers, if deputed, shall be liable to serve in any other Ministry or Department of the Government of India or Corporations or Industrial Undertakings of Government

12. Reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes etc.-

    Nothing in these rules shall affect reservations and other concessions required to be provided for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and other special categories of persons in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time, in this regard.

13. Power to relax._

 Where the Government is of opinion that it is necessary or expedient to do so, it may, by order for reasons to be recorded in writing and in consultation with the Commission, relax any of the provisions of these rules with respect to any class or category of persons.

14. Interpretation._

    If any question relating to interpretation of these rules arises, it shall be decided by the Government.

15. Other matters._

    In all matters not specially provided for in these rules, officers appointed to the Service shall be governed by such rules or orders as may be issued by the Government from time to time.

S C H E D U L E

 (See Rule-4)

 The Indian Railways Personnel Service shall consist of the following grades of posts with the scales of pay shown against them:-

(i) Senior Administrative Grade._  Senior Administrative Grade includes posts of Chief Personnel Officer/Additional Chief Personnel Officer (scales Rs. 2500-125/2-2750 and Rs. 2250-125/2-2500)-50 per cent of posts in each scale of pay.

(ii) Junior Administrative Grade._ Junior Administrative Grade includes the posts of Deputy Chief Personnel Officer/Senior Divisional Personnel Officer (1500-60-1800-100-2000) .

(iii) Senior Scale._ Senior scale includes posts of Senior Personnel Officer / Divisional Personnel officer in the scale of Rs. 1100 - ( 6th year or under )-50-1600.

(iv) Junior Scale._  Junior Scale includes posts of Assistant Personnel Officers in the scale of Rs. 700-40-900 EB-40-1100-50-1300.

(i) Senior Administrative Grade._ Senior Administrative Grade includes posts of Chief Personnel Officers in the scale of Rs 5900-200-6700.

(ii)  Selection Grade(non-functional) ._ In the scale of Rs. 4500-150-5700.

(iii) Junior Administrative Grade._ Junior Administrative Grade includes the posts of Deputy Chief Personnel Officer or Senior Divisional Personnel Officer in the scale of Rs. 3700- 125- 4700–50-5000.

(iv) Senior Scale._ Senior scale includes posts of Senior Personnel Officer or Divisional Personnel officer in the scale of Rs. 3000-100-3500-125-4500.

(v) Junior Scale._  Junior Scale includes posts of Assistant Personnel Officer in the scale of Rs. 2200-75-2800-EB-100-4000.

2.                  The number of posts included in various grades of the Service shall be as shown below:-

Number of Posts

 

  

Permanent

 

Temporary

 

Total

 

  

(1)

 

Chief Personnel Officer / Additional Chief Personnel Officer

 

18

 

-

 

18

 

(2)

 

Deputy Chief Personnel Officer / Senior Divisional Personnel Officer (Junior Administrative Scale)

 

38

 

2

 

40

 

(3)

 

Senior Personnel Officer / Divisional Personnel Officer (Senior Scale)

 

77

 

33

 

110

 

(4)

 

Assistant Personnel Officer 

 

(Junior Scale)

 

134

 

40

 

174

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. All the posts included in the grades mentioned in paragraph 2 shall be Class-I posts.

 

4. The officers (including probationers) of the Indian Railway Personnel Service recruited

 

 under these rules shall be governed in relation to, -

 

  

 (i)  pension, by the Railway Pension Rules, 1950, and

 

 (ii) provident fund, by the State Railway Provident Fund Rules.

 

  

  1. The number of posts included in various grades of the Service shall be as shown below:-

     Number of Posts

     

 

 

 

Perman

ent

Temporary

 

Total

 

 

(1)

 

Chief Personnel Officer

 

21

 

2

 

23

 

(2)

 

Selection Grade(non-functional)

 

 

 

15%** of the senior duty posts (i.e. all duty posts at the level of Senior Time scale and above)

 

(2)

 

Deputy Chief Personnel Officer or Senior Divisional Personnel Officer (Junior Administrative Scale)

 

67

 

4

 

71

 

(3)

 

Senior Personnel Officer

 

(Senior Scale)

 

88

 

26

 

114

 

(4)

 

Assistant Personnel Officer 

 

(Junior Scale)

 

157

 

32

 

189

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
**(Webmaster’s note: No. of posts in Selection Grade is now 30% instead of 15% as per Railway Board’s letter no. PC-V /2000/I/11/3(Gaz.) dated 14.07.2000)

 3. All the posts included in the grades mentioned in paragraph 2 shall be Group ‘A’  posts.

4. The officers (including probationers) of the Indian Railway Personnel Service recruited  under these rules shall be governed in relation to, -

 (i)  pension, by the Railway Pension Rules, 1950, and

(ii) provident fund, by the State Railway Provident Fund Rules.

(Webmaster’s note: This Schedule amended by IRPS Recruitment(Amendment) Rules ,1988 dated 12.09.1988 and further amended by IRPS Recruitment(Amendment) Rules ,2002 dated 06.03.2002)

S C H E D U L E - II

 [ See Rule 8(1) (d) (i) ]

 RECRUITMENT BY COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION

 1.       Holding of examination._

     A competitive examination for appointment to the Service shall be held at such times and places as may be prescribed in a notice issued by the Commission for the purpose. Every such notice shall, as far as possible, specify the number of vacancies to be filled on the results of the examination.

2.      Conduct of examination._

 Every examination shall be conducted by the Commission in the manner notified by the Government of India in the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms from time to time.

3.      Combined examination._

 If the examination held is a combined examination for the purpose of making appointments to more than one service or post, the following provisions shall apply, namely:-

    a) Any person may apply to be admitted as a candidate for appointment to all or any of the Services or posts for which he is eligible. If he wishes to be considered for appointment in more than one service of post he shall state in his application from the names of the Services and posts for which he wishes to be considered, and the order of his preference for them, and in such, cases only one application form shall be necessary and one payment of the fees referred to in paragraph shall be sufficient.

    b) The Government of India in the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms shall assign successful candidates to each Service or post on a consideration of all circumstances including any personal preference expressed by the candidates.

4.      Application for admission to the examination on._

     A candidate shall apply for admission to the examination before such date, in such manner and in such form, as the Commission may prescribe:

    Provided that in the case of a candidate who is in the permanent or temporary service of the Central Government or any State Government, the application for admission to the examination shall be sent through the head of the department of office which is serving.

5. Nationality._

A candidate must be a citizen of India or he must belong to such categories of persons as may from time to time, be notified by the Government of India.

6. Age Limits._

 A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 26 28 years on the first day of August of the year in which the examination is held.

    Provided that the upper age limit may be relaxed to respect of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, andsuch othercategories of persons as may, from time to time be notified in this behalf by the Government of India in the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms to the extent and subject to the conditions notified in respect of each category.

(Webmaster’s note: Amended by IRPS Recruitment(Amendment) Rules ,1980 dated 10.03.1980)

7. Attempts at the examination._

    No candidate who does not belong to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe or who is not covered by any ofthe specified exceptions notified by the Government of India in the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms from time to time, shall be permitted to compete more than three times at the examination.

    Provided that there shall be no restrictions on the number of attempts for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes who are otherwise eligible.

    Explanation:- An attempt at a preliminary examination shall be deemed to be an attempt at the examination within the meaning of this rule.

    (Webmaster’s note: Amended by IRPS Recruitment(Amendment) Rules ,1980 dated 10.03.1980)

 8. Educational Qualifications._

 A candidate must hold a degree of a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India, or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament of declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956), or a foreign University approved by the Central Government from time to time, or possesses a qualification which has been recognized by the Central Government for the purpose of admission to the examination;

    Provided that-

    (a)    a candidate who has appeared at an examination the passing of which would render him educationally qualified for the commission’s examination but has not been informed of the result as also the candidate who intends to appear at such a qualifying examination shall be eligible for admission to the preliminary examination til, by a date to be notified by the Commission, the candidate produces proof of having passed in the qualifying examination, for being eligible to take the main examination during that year;

    (b)   In exceptional cases, the Commission may treat as qualified a candidate who, though not possessing the qualification prescribed in this rule has passed an examination conducted by the institution the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission, justifies his admission to the examination.

    (c) A candidate who is otherwise qualified but who has taken a degree from a foreign University which is not approved by Government may also be admitted to the examination at the discretion of the Commission.

    (Webmaster’s note: Rule 8 amended by IRPS Recruitment(Amendment) Rules ,1980 dated 10.03.1980)

 9.  Fee._

 A candidate shall pay the fee prescribed by the Commission, unless exempted therefrom or granted concession thereof in accordance with the exemptions and concessions in this respect notified by the Government of India in the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms form time to time.

10.  Decision of the Commission to be final._

    The decision of the Commission as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the examination shall be final and no candidate to whom a certificate of admission has not been issued by the Commission shall be admitted to the examination.

11.  Penalty for misconduct._

A candidate who is or has been declared by the Commission to be guilty of-

    (i) obtaining support for his candidature by any means, or

    (ii)impersonating, or 

    (iii) procuring impersonation by any person, or

    (iv) submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tempered with, or

    (v)   making statements which are incorrect or false, or suppressing material information, or

    (vi) resorting to any other irregular or improper means in connection with his candidature for the examination, or

    (vii)  using unfair means in the examination hall, or

    (viii)writing irrelevant matter, including obscene language or pornographic matter, in the script(s), or

    (ix)     misbehaving in any other manner in the examination hall, or

    (x)       harassing or doing bodily harm to the staff employed by the commission for the conduct of their examination, or

    (xi) attempting to commit or, as the case may, be abetting the commission to all or  any of the acts specified in the foregoing clauses may, in addition to rendering himself liable to criminal prosecution, be liable to-

        (a)  be disqualified by the Commission from the examination for which he is a candidate; or

        (b)  be debarred either permanently or for a specified period-

                    (i) by the commission, from appearing at any  examination or selection held by them,

                    (ii)by the Central Government from any employment under them; and

        (c)    disciplinary action under the appropriate rules if he already in service under Government.

                Provided that no penalty under this rule shall be imposed except after,

                    (i)     giving the candidate an opportunity of making such representation in writing as he may wish to make in that behalf; and

                    (ii) taking the representation, if any, submitted by the candidate within the period allowed to him into consideration.

(Webmaster’s note: Rule 11 amended by IRPS Recruitment(Amendment) Rules ,1980 dated 10.03.1980 and further amended by IRPS Recruitment(Amendment) Rules ,1981 dated 15.01.1981)

12. Preparation of list of successful candidates._

 (1) After every examination, the names of candidates shall be arranged by the Commission in the order of merit as disclosed by the aggregate marks finally awarded to each candidate. Such candidates as are found by the Commission to be qualified on the basis of the examination shall be recommended for appointment in the order of merit up to the number of unreserved vacancies decided to be filled on the results of the examination.

(2) The candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes may, to the extent the number of vacancies reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes cannot be filled on the basis of the general standard, be recommended by the Commission by a relaxed standard, to make up the deficiency in the reserved quota, subject to the fitness of these candidates for appointment to the services irrespective of their ranks in the order of merit at the examination.

(3) If a sufficient number of candidates who are members of the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes, are not available for filling all the vacancies so reserved, the vacancies not so filled shall be filled by appointing candidates not belonging to the Scheduled Castes on the Scheduled Tribes, qualified by the standard prescribed by the Commission for the Services, and an equivalent number of additional vacancies shall be reserved for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes qualified by the standard prescribed by the Commission for the Services, and an equivalent number of additional vacancies shall be reserved for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes to be filled on the results of the next examination.

(4) If at the next examination, sufficient number of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes is not available for filling all the vacancies reserved for them including those carried forward under sub-paragraph (3), the vacancies so remaining unfilled shall be filled by appointing candidates not belonging to the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes, qualified by the standard prescribed by the Commission for the Services, and an equivalent number of vacancies shall be carried forward to next examination and so on.

(5)Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-paragraphs (3) and (4), no vacancies reserved for the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes shall be carried forward to any year of the examination-

    (a) to such extent that the total number of vacancies so carried forward together with the vacancies reserved for candidates who are members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes for that year exceeds 50 percent of the total vacancies in that year; or

    (b) If such vacancies, which are to be carried forward continuously remained unfilled for a period of three recruitment years;

    Provided that in the third year, vacancies reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes shall be filled up by the Scheduled Tribes shall be filled up by the Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes respectively, if candidates respective communities are not available.

13. Enquiry of character, etc.-

     The inclusion of a candidate's name in the list confers no right to appointment unless the Government is satisfied, after such inquiry as may be considered necessary, that the candidate, having regard to his character and antecedents, is suitable in all respects for appointment to the Service.

14. Physical test._

     No candidate who after such physical examination as the Central Government may prescribe, is not found to be in good mental or bodily health and free from any mental or physical defect likely to interfere with the discharge of the duties of the Service, shall be appointed to the Service. The fact that a candidate has been physically examined shall not mean or imply that he shall be considered for appointment.  

 [ No. 72/E(GR)I/13/11]