Appointment under Scouts & Guides Quota
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General Manager( Personnel)
South Central Railway,
INSTRUCTIONS ON RECRUITMENT AGAINST SCOUTS AND GUIDES QUOTA
Sub: Recruitment against Scouts and Guides quota -Procedure for.
The question of streamlining the procedure for recruitment against Scouts and Guides quota has been under consideration of the Ministry of Railways for some time past. It has now been decided to lay down the following procedure.
- i) Recruitment should be done by the Railway Administration themselves.
- ii) The recruitment against the quota should be done by open advertisement following the procedure laid down in this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)/II/96/RR-1/62 dated 17.9.98.
iii) The educational qualifications for consideration for appointment against the quota will be the same as applicable for recruitment to Group “C” and Group “D” categories respectively.
- iv) The recruitment will be done only in the following initial grades.
Group “C” Grade Rs.3050-4590/3200-4900
Group “D” Grade Rs.2550-3200.
- v) The annual quota for recruitment is as under:
Group “C” : 4 per Railway per year
1 per Production unit per year
Group “D” : Not more than 2 per division/
Production unit per year.
Note: Northern Railway may recruit additional 1 per year in Group C and 2 per year in Group D who may be posted in RDSO, in terms of Bd’s lr No.E(NG)II/96/RR-2/2 dated 10.3.99 and 19.4.99).
- vi) Powers for recruitment of Scouts and Guides in Group “D” may be delegated to the DRMs by the General Manager.
vii) Age limits as applicable for recruitment to other equivalent categories shall be followed.
viii) Applications shall be called for separately for Group “C” and Group “D” posts. The selections shall also be conducted separately for Group “C” and “D” posts. A candidate may apply both for Group “C” and Group “D”posts.
- ix) The following qualifications would apply for recruitment of Scouts/guides to Group “C” and Group “D” posts.
- a) A President’s Scout/Guide/Ranger/Rover
Himalayan Wood Badge Holder
A pre-HWB trained Scout leader/Advanced Trained Guide/ Leader/ Captain.
- b) Should have been an active member of a Scouts Organisation for at least 3 years in the recent past and should continue to be active.
- c) Should have attended at least one event at national level and one or two events at state level.
Should have a good record of participation in Scouts/Guide activities at Unit/district level.
- x) The candidates, who apply in response to notification issued and are found eligible for consideration for appointment against scouts and guides quota should be assessed on the following basis.
- A) Written test 50 MARKS
The written test will consist of 50 objective type questions relating to Scouts and Guides organisation and its activities as per syllabus outlined in Annexure-I for Group “C” and Annexure-II for Group “D”
- B) 35 MARKS
Scouts/Guides qualifications over and above the minimum prescribed as eligibility condition. 35 marks
- a) 7 marks
Participation in International event one event 5 marks two or more events
- b) 7 marks
Participation in National Events/ National Jamboree (No marks for the first event. The same being the minimum eligibility condition First additional event 5 marks, two additional events or beyond – 7 marks).
- c) 7 marks
Participation in Jamboree on the Indian Railways (one event 5 marks, two or more events 7 marks).
- d) 7 marks
Events/Rallies attended at state level(one event 5 marks two or more events 7 marks).
- e) 7 marks
Specialised Scout/Guide course Pioneering/ Mapping and standard judging course / vocational craft course (one course 5 marks two or more courses 7 marks).
(C) Personality test/Interview 15 marks
Total 100 marks
- xi) For Group “C” selection, the recruitment committee shall consist of three SAG officers to be nominated by the General Manager whereas for Group “D” selections, the committee shall consist of three JA Grade Officers. One of them should be an officer holding honorary post of Commissioner(Scouts/Guides). One of the three members should necessarily be from Personnel Department.
xii) Higher fixation of pay will not be admissible to persons appointed against Scouts and Guides quota.
xiii) The persons appointed against Scouts and Guides quota to the categories of Clerks will be required to possess proficiency in Typing within a period of two years from the date of appointment, and their appointment will be provisional subject to acquisition of the prescribed typing qualification within the stipulated on period (Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/98/RR-2/7 dated 3.8.99).
- Other conditions of Recruitment will be the same as applicable to recruitment to equivalent categories.
PROPOSED SYLLABUS FOR SELECTION UNDER SCOUTS AND GUIDES
QUOTA FOR GROUP ‘C’ POSTS
History of Scouting/Guiding Law and Promise Organisation Distt. and State Level, Training Center – Distt and State level knowledge of Books, Scouting for Boys/Guiding for Girls in India, Motto left hand shake, Salute, prayer, Flag Song, National Anthem, know the National and Scouting Flags, Social Services at various occasions, Hiking, Proficiency Badges. How these are earned. Stages in Scouting/Guiding. Thinking Day Progressive Training of Scouts/Guides/Rovers/Rangers; Pioneering. Handicrafts, Indian Railway/ Jamboree, National Jamboree, Jamboree on the Air.
Organisation at National level, National Training Centres WAGGGS/ WOSm-Uprashtrapati Award Competition; Prime Minister Shield Competition, Community Development programmes, Aims and Methods of Scouting, How Scouting is useful in producing better citizens.
PROPOSED SYLLABUS FOR SELECTION UNDER SCOUTS AND GUIDES
QUOTA FOR GROUP ‘D’ POSTS
History of Scouting/guiding: Law and Promise; Organisation – ‘Dist & State Level’ Training Centre -Dist & State level, knowledge of Books; Scouting for Boys/Guiding for Girls in India; motto left hand shake salute; Prayer; Flag song; National Anthem; know the National & Scouting flags; Social services at various occasions; Hiking; Proficiency Badges, How these are earned Stages in Scouting/Guiding Thinking Day; Progressive Training of Scouts/Guides/Rivers/Rangers, pioneering; Handicrafts; Indian Railway Jamboree; National Jamboree, Jamboree on the Air.
Copy of Board’s letter No.E(NG)/II/86/RR-2/3 dated 26.5.1988.
Sub: Qualifications for appointment of Scouts and Guides to Group “C” and Group “D” posts against the cultural quota.
Attention is invited to the marginally noted letters which prescribe the President’s Award of other special awards besides outstanding dt.19.9.79 achievements in Scouting for appointment of
2)E(NG)/III Scouts/Guides to Group “C” (to be adjusted
29/RRI/25 against the cultural quota). Instructions also
dt.25.8.80 exist for recruitment of Scouts and Guides in
3)E(NG)/III Group “D”. A question has been raised by Railway
79/RRI/25 Administration whether the same consideration
dt.13.5.82 can be given to the Scouters and Guiders who have
4)E(NG)/II passed the Advanced Training Courses as are given
84/RR2/1 to the winners of President’s Award or other special
dt 14.9.84 awards, in the matter of recruitment against the aforesaid
In this context, the Railway Board have reviewed in some detail, the qualifications etc. for recruitment against the quotas referred to above. They have now decided that the following qualifications/conditions would apply for recruitment of scouts/ guides in Group “C” and Group “D” posts.
- i) A President’s Scout/Guide/Ranger/Rover
Himalayan wood Badge Holder
A pre-HWB Trained Scout Leader/Advanced/Trained Guide Leader/ Captain.
- ii) Should have been an active member of a Scouts organisation for at least 3 years in the recent past and continued to be active
iii) Should have attended at least one event at National level and one or two events at state level.
Should have a good record of participation in scouts/guides activities at unit/district level.
- iv) Should fulfill necessary conditions regarding age, qualification etc., for class III/class IV appointment, as per the extant rules.
- v) Written declaration may be obtained from the candidate that he/she will serve the scout/guide movement in the event of his/her selection.
- vi) Since there will be a number of aspirants, it is necessary that applications are called for from those who fulfill the above qualifications with necessary certificates and separate tests conducted from Group “C” and “D” posts to select the best amongst them. There should be no ban for any person to appear for both Group “C” and “D” selections separately, if he/she so desires.
[Authority: Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)/II/99/RR-2/3 dated 4.5.2000 (RBE No.82/2000)]
b)Testimonials/prizes etc. 15 marks
REVISED ANNUAL RECRUITMENTS AGAINST CULTURAL , SCOUTS & GUIDES QUOTA
In view of the formation of new Railway Zones, the intake prescribed for recruitment against Scouts & Guides as well as Cultural quotas has been reviewed by the Board. It has now been decided that annual recruitments against these quotas shall be done as per the following.
|Existing Quota||Revised Quota|
|Group ‘C’||Group’D’||Group ‘C’||Group ‘D’|
|Scouts & Guides||4 per Railway per year.||Not more than 2 per Division per year||2 per Railway per year.||2 per Division per year.|
|1 per Production Unit per year||Not more than 2 per Production Unit per year||1 per Production Unit per year||2 per Production Unit per year|
|Cultural||4 per Railway per year||Nil||2 per Railway per year||Nil|
|2 per Production Unit per year||Nil||2 per Production Unit per year||Nil|