GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS,
OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN,
RAILWAY RECRUITMENT CELL(RRC), LAJPAT NAGAR-I, NEW DELHI- 110024
NORTHERN RAILWAY
 
Employment Notice No. RRC/NR 01/2017/SQ
Website : www.rrcnr.org
RECRUITMENT OF SPORTS PERSON AGAINST SPORTS QUOTA FROM OPEN MARKET FOR THE YEAR 2017-18
 
Notification in Hindi
 
ONLINE Applications are invited from ELIGIBLE Indian Sports Person as per the detail given below for the 16 vacancies in PB -1 Rs. 5200-20200, GP- 1900 /2000 (6th CPC)/ Level 2 & 3 of Pay Matrix 7th CPC & 05 vacancies in PB -1 Rs. 5200-20200, GP -2400/2800 (6th CPC)/ Level 4 & 5 of Pay Matrix 7th CPC Group C against Sports Quota for the Year 2017-18 in Northern Railway. Separate Application is to be filled for separate discipline/game, if eligible, with separate examination fee as applicable for each application.
 
IMPORTANT DATES
Date of Publication in Emp. News 11.11.2017
Date and Time of opening of online registration/ filling of application. At 11:00 Hrs on 20.11.2017
Date & Time of Closing of Online Registration At 17:00 Hrs on 21.12.2017
Expected Date of Trial Between 01.01.2018 to 28.02.2018
 
1.0 Details of Post, Qualification and Age (as on 01/01/2018)
Sr. No. Game/ Discipline Events/ Playing position No. of Vacancies
(A)
1 Athletic -Men 1500 mts 01 04
Triple Jump 01
20 Km walk 01
5000 mts 01
2 Hockey -Men Half 01 03
Forward 02
3 Cricket-Men Batsman 01 03
Fast Bowler 01
Left arm orthodox 01
4 Kabaddi-Men All rounder 02 02
5 Basketball-Men Point Guard 01 02
Centre 01
6 Volleyball-Men All Rounder 01 02
Centre Blocker 01
(B)
7 Cricket-Women Batswoman 01 02
Medium pacer
All rounder
01
8 Hockey-Women Goalkeeper 01 03
Defender 01
Forward 01
 
2. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
 
(i) Minimum Educational Qualification:
(a) Sr. Secondary (12thpass)/ITI/Equivalent in PB -1 Rs. 5200-20200 (6th CPC)/Level 2 & 3 of Pay Matrix 7th CPC.


(b) Graduate for in PB -1 Rs. 5200-20200 (6th CPC)/ Level 4 & 5 of Pay Matrix 7th CPC.


(ii) Age Limit: 18-25 years of age as on 01/01/2018.

(iii) Sports Norms: The minimum norms for recruitment of sports quota, shall be as under in addition to the qualifying performance/position. These provisions shall be read along with note below the para:-
 
Sr. No. Existing Pay Band/ Scale (6th CPC) Level in 7th CPC Minimum Sports Norms for recruitment.
1 PB-1 5200-20200 GP- Rs. 2400/2800 Level 4 & 5 Represented the Country in Olympic Games (category 'A') OR
At least 3rd  position in any of the category ‘B’ Championships / events except Gold Medal in Asian Games.
2 PB -1 5200-20200 GP – Rs. 1900/2000 Level 2 & 3 Represented the country in any of the category 'B' Championships/events OR
At least 3rd  position in any of the category 'C' Championships/ events. OR
At least 3rd  position in Senior/ Youth/Junior National Championships OR
At least 3rd  position in National Games organized under aegis of Indian Olympic Association. OR
At least 3rd  position in All India Inter University Championship organized under the aegis of Association of Indian Universities OR
1st  position in Federation Cup Championships (Senior Category).
Note:
(i) In Cricket (Men &Women) at International level, representation of Main Indian Seniors Team in a Test Match or in a Limited Overs One Day International Match or in a Twenty-20 Overs Match shall also be considered for recruitment against the post having GP- Rs. 1900 or Rs. 2000 in Pay Band Rs. 5200-20200/ Level 2 & 3 of 7th CPC.
(ii) In Cricket at National level, following sports achievement in 4 Days/ One Day limited Overs / Twenty-20 Overs Men/Women Cricket Championships (except vizzy Trophy) organized under the aegis of BCCI may also be considered for recruitment against the post having GP – Rs. 1900/- in Pay Band Rs. 5200-20200.
Sr. No. Details of Champion-ships Category Minimum Sports Achievement for Recruitment in Level 2 & 3 of 7th CPC
(a) All India Inter state Elite & plate group championships Senior/Youth (U-23) Junior (U-19) Semi finalists of elite group championships
(b) All India Inter State Championships Senior/Junior (U-19) Semi-finalist of All India Knock Out stage
(c) All India Inter Zonal Championships Senior/Junior (U-19) Finalist
(iii) In Athletics, medal winning performance in National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships, may also be considered for recruitment against the posts having GP- Rs. 1900/- in Pay band Rs. 5200-20200.
(iv) In Hockey, for recruitment against the posts having GP- Rs.1900/- or Rs. 2000/- in pay bands 5200-20200 at least 2nd position in the International tournaments of four or more nations may also be considered.
(v) In Basketball, the sports achievements in the event conducted by Basketball Federation of India or its affiliated units shall not be considered for recruitment. However participation and medal winning performance after 26.07.2017 in the events organized by Basketball Federation of India laid by Sh. K. Govind Raj as President will be considered for recruitment.
(vi) In Volleyball, the sports achievements in the event conducted by Volleyball Federation of India or its affiliated units after 02/01/2017 will not be considered for recruitment. However participation and medal winning performance after 20.07.2017 in the events organized by Volleyball Federation of India laid by Sh. Ram Avtar Singh Jakhar as Secretary General will be considered for recruitment.
(vii) All the championships mentioned above should have been conducted under the aegis of recognized International/National/State Sports Federation and also recognized by Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB).
(viii) Sports persons having sports norms for higher Grade pay and who have applied against the vacancies for the lower Grade Pay can be considered for recruitment against the Grade Pay applied for only. In such cases the sportsperson has to give an undertaking that he/she will not claim for higher Grade Pay after joining Railways.
(ix) For recruitment in following sports disciplines, the age group for Junior National Championship will be considered as mentioned against each below:-
 
S. No. Discipline Category Details of Recognized Junior National Championship
Age Group Name of Championship
1. Athletics Men Under-20 Junior National Athletics Championship
2. Hockey Men Under– 21 Junior (Under-21) National Hockey Championship
Women Under-19 Junior National Hockey Championship
3. Cricket Men Under-23 Col. C.K. Nayudu Trophy (Inter State Championship)
Under-19 Cooach Behar Trophy (Inter State Championship)
Under-19 Vino Mankad Trophy (One Day Limited Overs Inter State Championship)
Women Under-19 Inter State All India Knock Out/Inter State Zonal Tournament (One Day Limited Overs Championship)
Under-19 All India Inter Zonal Tournament (One Day Limited Overs Championship)
4. Kabbadi Men Under-19 Junior National Kabbadi Championship
5. Basketball Men Under-18 Junior National Basketball Championship
6. Vollyball Men Under-19 Junior National Vollyball Championship
Categorization of International Championships:-
For recruitment purpose, international Championships/events are categorized as under:
Category A : Olympic Games (Senior Category)
Category B : World Cup (Junior/Senior Category)
World Championship (Junior/Senior Category)
Asian Games (Senior Category)
Commonwealth Games (Senior Category)
Category C : Commonwealth Championship (Junior/Senior Category)
Asian Championships/Asia Cup (Junior/Senior Category)
South Asian Federations (SAF) Games (Senior Category)
USIC (World Railways) Championship (Senior Category)
 
Period for Reckoning Sports Achievements: The sports achievement shall be in the immediate previous two years and sports person shall be an active player. For this purpose two financial years from the date of notification, shall be taken into account. For example for applications received in 2017-18 (i.e. from 01.04.2017 to 31.03.2018) for recruitment, the sports achievement of current and previous two financial year i.e. 01.04.2015- 31.03.2016 and 01.04.2016- 31.03.2017, shall be taken into account and therefore, sports achievement on or after 01.04.2015 shall only be considered for appointment, in the extent case. For this purpose, concluding day of the Championship shall be taken into account.
Activeness in sports shall be adjudged as per his/her performance during the trials. It is therefore, not necessary that the sportsperson must have sports achievement during current/previous financial year to see his/her activeness in sports.
 
3.0 APPLICATION/ TRIAL/ EXAMINATION FEE : Examination fee is to be paid through ONLINE MODE and RRC will not accept Examination fee in Cash/ Cheque/ Money order/IPO/ Demand Draft Central Recruitment Fee Stamps etc. Candidate to note that RRC/NR is not responsible for incomplete or pending online examination fee transaction for whatever reason. In such case candidate need to proceed with fresh/new transaction of payment of examination fee.
(i) For all candidates except those mentioned in sub-para (ii) below: Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five Hundred) only through Online Payment in favour of RRC/NR. The examination fee is not refundable under any circumstances.
(ii) For candidates belonging to SC/ST, Women, Minorities and Economically Backward Classes: Rs. 250/- (Rupees Two Hundred Fifty) only. Examination Fee will be refunded to these Categories of Candidate only when they actually appear in the Trial.
(iii) Candidate to note that incase of refund of Examination Fee it will be transferred back to the source from where it is received in RRC Account
 
NOTE:- ‘Minority’ means Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Zoroastrians (Parsis) & Sikhs. Economically Backward Classes will mean those candidates whose family income is less than Rs. 50,000/- per annum.
 
The following officials are authorized to issue income certificate for the purpose of identifying Economically Backward Classes :
(a) District Magistrate or any other Revenue Officer up to the level of Tehsildar.
(b) Sitting MP of Lok Sabha for persons of their own constituency.
(c) BPL Card or any other certificate issued by Central Government under a recognized poverty alleviation programme or Izzat MST issued by Railways.
(d) Union Minister may also recommend for any persons from anywhere in the country.
(e) Sitting MP of Rajya Sabha for persons of the District in which the MP normally resides.
The income certificate issued by the authorities mentioned above must be as per format given at Annexure-‘IV’. This will have to be issued on the letterhead of the issuing authority.
 
4.0 Scheme for recruitment : The procedure for recruitment of candidate will be as under:-
(i) Screening & Scrutiny of application.
(ii) Trials of the eligible candidates shall be conducted to assess their sports performance and suitability for Railway/Unit team as well as Indian Railways team, the date for which will be intimated later on to the eligible candidates.
(iii) Recruitment committee shall take interview and award the marks (out of 60 marks) only to the FIT candidates for their sports achievements, educational qualifications, general intelligence etc. Candidates declared "NOT FIT" shall not be assessed further by the Recruitment committee.
(iv) Interviews of the candidates will be held on the same day, just after trials or at the most next day of trials.
 
5.0 Medical Examination : Candidates recommended for appointment will have to pass the requisite medical fitness standards prescribed for the post at the Railway Hospital to be identified by the Northern Railway Administration.
 
6.0 Period of Probation : All the candidates getting appointment will undergo Probation period of two years. Before completion of the probation period, the performance for the sportsperson shall be reviewed and if the performance of a person recruited on sports account is considered to be unsatisfactory, the probation period can be extended maximum up to two years. Even after extended probation, if the performance is found unsatisfactory, then normal procedure will be followed for termination before the completion of extended probation.
 
7.0 Period of Training : The selected candidate will be required to undergo training as per the requirement of the post on which he/she has been selected.
 
8.0 Details of Agreement/Security Deposit/Service Bond to be signed :The “Service Bond" period for the persons recruited against sports quota shall be of five years. At the time of his/her appointment, the sports person shall fill and sign the bond.
 
9.0 PLACE OF POSTING : Specific post and place of posting will be decided by the Northern Railway administration at the time of offering appointment to the selected candidate.
 
10.0 Proficiency in Typing Skill : The sportspersons, in case, recruited as Clerk/Sr. Clerk against sports quota will have to pass the requisite type writing test with in a period of four years from the date of appointment.
 
11.0 GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
(i) Merely Registering/filling up online application on RRC website does not entitle the candidate being eligible for Selection process. All the recruitments against Open Advertisement quota shall be at the minimum of scale of pay in the Pay Matrix.
(ii) Specific post and place of posting will be decided by the Northern Railway administration at the time of offering appointment to the selected candidate.
(iii) No relaxation in education shall be permissible.
(iv) No age relaxation for any candidate shall be permitted in any circumstances.
(v) No post is reserved for SC, ST, and OBC, However the candidates claiming to belong to SC/ST/OBC communities are required to upload copy of self attested Caste Certificate issued by Competent Authority.
(vi) Railway Administration reserves the rights to recruit eligible candidates.
(vii) The decision of Railway Administration on all matters relating to eligibility, place, date, mode of selection, acceptance or rejection, recommendation of post, place of posting, grade etc. shall be final and binding on the candidates. Northern Railway Administration reserves the right to decide the number of sports persons to be selected for any individual/team game depending upon their requirement for that sports and availability of suitable candidates fulfilling the norms.
(viii) The short listed eligible candidates may be required to stay for 4 to 5 days at the trial venue for the selection procedure for which they will have to make their own arrangements.
(ix) Candidates already employed in Govt. Service should submit Online Application with NOC from the Employer, without which application shall be summarily rejected at any stage.
(x) The candidature of the applicants shall be liable to be rejected at any stage of recruitment in case of concealment of any fact, which is in contravention to the above laid down conditions. The decision of the Railway Administration shall be final and binding on the candidates.
(xi) No TA/DA/Accommodation will be given for appearing in the selection trials/interview. Applicant will have to bring their own playing kit. They may also be required to stay during the selection for 3-5 days, for which they have to make their own arrangements. The Railway Administration reserves the right to fix any date, as deemed suitable, change place or postpone trials/interview (at its own convenience), or even cancel trials due to unforeseen circumstances against which no claim will be accepted. No request for change of date &venue will be entertained.
(xii) Candidates should bring all documents uploaded with ONLINE Application Form in Original along with one set of self attested photo copies (Date of Birth Matriculation or Equivalent Certificate, Educational Qualification, Sports Achievements, Caste Certificate etc.) on the day of trial and interview, without which they will not be allowed appear in the Trial/interview. Certificates in languages other than English or Hindi Should be accompanied by a self attested translation in English/Hindi.
(xiii) Candidate applying for more than one discipline/game or event shall submit separate application with separate examination fee alongwith all necessary documents for each discipline/game or event.
(xiv) Candidate should be in readiness to appear for the Trials etc. at short notice after the last date for submission is over.
(xv) Candidate’s admission at all stages of the recruitment will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility condition.
(xvi) Sports persons having sports norms of higher pay matrix and applied against the vacancies for the lower pay matrix, will be considered for applied level only if found eligible otherwise.
(xvii) Sports person recruited against sports quota shall be terminated from service, f the information and documents furnished by him/her for recruitment are found incorrect/ fake at any stage.
(xviii) No candidate should attempt impersonation or take the help of any impersonator at any stage of the selection process. Such candidates will be debarred for life from appearing in all RRB/RRC examinations or any appointment in Railways. In addition, legal action may be taken against the candidate.
(xix) Any material suppression of facts or submitting of forged certificates/caste certificate by a candidate for securing eligibility and/or obtaining privileges, including fee exemption for appearing in the selection trial shall lead to rejection of his/her candidature for the particular recruitment for which he/she has applied. Further, he/she will also be debarred from all examinations conducted by all RRB/RRC over the country and legal action may be initiated, if warranted.
(xx) Candidates who have been debarred for life from all RRB/RRC examinations or candidates who have been debarred for a specified period which is not yet completed need not apply in response to this employment notice. Their candidature will be rejected during any stage of recruitment as and when detected.
(xxi) Recruitments of sportspersons will be dealt as per Railway Board’s letter no. 2010/E (Sports)/4 (1)/1 (Policy) dated 31.12.2010 (RBE No. 189(B)/2010) read with modifications/amendments issued by the Railway Board from time to time.
(xxii) Any subsequent changes in the terms and conditions of the Employment Notice as per extant rules will stand good. RRC reserves the right to consider/incorporate any subsequent changes/ modification/additions/cancellation in the terms & conditions to recruitment under this Employment Notice as and when applicable.
(xxiii) Candidates selected through Sports quota will have to perform in his/her field of sports for a minimum period of 5 years. His/her performance will be assessed during first two years of service (Probation period). In case performance is no found up to the mark his/her service is liable to be terminated.
(xxiv) RRC reserves the right to reject the candidature of any applicant at any stage of the process of recruitment, if any irregularity/ deficiency is noticed in the application.
(xxv) For any Legal Dispute, the Jurisdiction will be at New Delhi only.
(xxvi) In the event of any dispute about interpretation or any mistake, the English version will be treated as final.
(xxvii) Canvassing in any form, misbehavior or misconduct will lead to summary rejection and cancellation of candidature and no correspondence will be entertained in this matter.
(xxviii) Candidates to note that all relevant certificates of education, caste & sports qualification are to be uploaded with online application form. Original Certificates are not to be sent to RRC/NR and same are required at the time of Trial/Interview/Document Verification failing which applicant shall not be allowed to participate I the selection process.
(xxix) Use of power enhancing drugs medicines/steroids/alcohol etc. is strictly banned and candidates may be required to undergo medical test if need be. Candidate found using these things will not be allowed to participate in the selection process and his candidature will be rejected along with debarring him from participating in any of the selection process in Indian Railway. Even if it is found that candidate has used such medicines even after the selection process, Railway Administration reserve the right to reject his candidature at any stage.
 
12.0 Invalid Application:- Any of the following deficiencies/discrepancies found in the application form and documents submitted by the applicant will render the application invalid / rejected:-
(i) Application not in prescribed format and incomplete or illegible application.
(ii) Applications without photograph, LHT impression, unsigned application/ Signature in capital or different signature at different places during the selection process.
(iii) Applications without Examination fee or less fee.
(iv) Applications without proof of date of birth, educational qualifications, sports achievements etc.
(v) Over age or under age, date of birth not filled or wrongly filled,
(vi) Self-attested photocopies of requisite certificates not uploaded.
(vii) Not having requisite educational qualification & sports qualification at the time of applying.
(viii) Application which are filed in a language other than English or Hindi.
(ix) Any other irregularities which are considered invalid by RRC.
 
13.0 MISCELLANEOUS :
(i) Railway Administration will not be responsible for any inadvertent error in the advertisement (RRC website would be primary and main source of contact with the candidates for various information during the selection.)
(ii) The decision of the Railway Administration in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of applications etc. will be final and binding on the candidates and no enquiry or correspondence will be entertained in this connection.
(iii) In case of any legal dispute, the jurisdiction will be at New Delhi.
(iv) This Employment Notice is also available in RRC Website. English version shall be applicable in case of any ambiguity/ dispute in two versions.
(v) In case any applicant has difficulty in registering their applications ONLINE, they are free to contact the help line numbers.
 
Help Line Numbers
 
1. 9821418241      2. 9821418242       3. 9821827724
 
14.0 HOW TO FILL UP THE APPLICATION : Steps to be followed for filling the ONLINE Application
 
Steps Details
Click on the “Sports Quota ONLINE/E-Registration/filling Application.
Information to Candidate
Candidate Registration – Fill the detail i.e Name, Community, Category, Mobile No., Email ID & Date of Birth and submit. On successful registration candidate will get Password for login subsequently using Email ID.
Pay Online Fee & on successful transaction “Candidate Dashboard containing Application Form, Upload Photo/Signature/Thumb Impression and Application Details/ Print will appear”.
Enter the examination fee payment transaction ID, verify it and fill the Application Form.
Save Detail, Edit if required and then finally save detail.
Candidate Dashboard appears again containing Application Form, Upload Photo/Signature/Thumb Impression and Application Details/Print.
Now click on upload Photo link in the “Candidates Dashboard” and Photograph, Signature & Thumb Impression having size 10 to 50KB in jpg format & Save Images and upload certificates like :- caste, educational & sports etc. Now candidate can take print of application & Fee payment slip for candidate purpose record only.
Note: Candidates to note that in case of a situation where Application Form is not filled up completelly after registration he/she can complete it subsequently by
"CANDIDATE LOGIN" using registered email id and password received through SMS after registration on registered mobile no.
 
15.0 Enclosures to be uploaded with the Online Application:-
Applicant must upload following documents/certificates with the online application failing which application will be rejected.
a. Proof of date of birth (10th or Matric pass certificate).
b. Proof of Essential educational i.e. 12th or Graduation as the case may be and Sport qualification prescribed for the category/post.
c. In case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Minority/Economically Backward etc Certificate in prescribed format as per Annexure-I to Annexure–V (will be downloaded from RRC website i.e. www.rrcnr.org)
 
Chairman/Railway
Recruitment Cell
Northern Railway
 
Candidates should have following Certificates in Hand before Applying Online Application
1. Scan copy of Educational/Sports/OBC/SC/ST Certificate (format in "jpg" and size should be 100 to 500 KB).
2. Scan copy of Latest Photo, Signature and Thumb Impression (format in "jpg" and size should be 10 to 50 KB).
3. ONLINE PAYMENT Tool – candidate to note that incase of refund of Examination Fee it will be transferred back to the source from where it is received in RRC Account.
 
 
Click here for Applying ONLINE / E-Application for RECRUITMENT OF SPORTS PERSON AGAINST SPORTS QUOTA FROM OPEN MARKET FOR 2017-18
 
(Separate Application is to be filled for separate discipline/game if eligible, with examination fee as applicable for each application.)
 
Annexure I
 
Annexure II
 
Annexure III
 
Annexure IV
 
Annexure V