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Acceptance of Certificates by Railways.

July 6, 2015

 Acceptance of certificates/qualifications awarded by various Boards of School Education in India by Railways.

RBE No. 75/2014.

No. E (NG)-II/2007/RR-l/38. New Delhi, dated: 1£/07/2014

 Sub: Acceptance of certificates/qualifications awarded by various Boards of School Education in India for the purpose of employment on the railways.

Ref: Letter No. E(NG)II/89/RR-1/17 dated 25/2/1991 (RBE No. 38/1991), E(NG)II/2001/RR-l/48 dated 23/5/2002 (RBE No. 71/2002), E(NG)II/2001/RR- 1/52 dated 21/6/2002 (RBE No. 89/2002), E(NG)II/2003/RR-1/36 dated 03/12/2003 (RBE No. 205/2003) & 09/9/2010 (RBE No. 128/2010), E(NG)II/2008/RR-1/35 dated 30/4/2009 (RBE No.76/2009), 10/6/2009 (RBE No.102/2009) & 04/11/2013 (RBE No.118/2013), E(NG)II/2008/RR-1/40 dated 14/5/2009 (RBE No. 81/2009), E(NG)II/2004/RR-1/14 dated 04/4/2013 (RBE No. 31/2013), E(NG)II/2005/RR-1/6 dated 30/4/2013 CRBE No. 40/2013) and No. E(NG)II/2005/RR-1/14 dated 08/10/2013 CRBENo.104/2013),

References from various field units as well as federations seeking clarification regarding acceptance or otherwise of certificates/qualifications obtained from various Boards of School Education in India for the purpose of employment in railways have been under consideration of this Ministry. Clarification has been received from nodal Ministry/Department of Government of India, viz, Department of Personnel & Training (DOP&T) and M/o Human Resource Development (MHRD stating that COBSE (Council of Board of School Education in India), an Association of National & State School Boards, is responsible for verifying genuineness/ recognition of School Education Boards in India. It grants membership to Boards/Institutes that are set up by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature or an executive order of the Central/State Governments and follow National Curriculum Framework. The certificates issued by its member Boards are equivalent to any other board across the country. Accordingly, the matter has been examined and it has been decided by the Board that zonal railways need not approach this Ministry seeking such clarification regarding acceptance or otherwise of certificates/qualification obtained from various Boards of School Education in India and instead, refer to official website of COBSE i.e. http://www.cobse.org which contain list of Boards of School Education which are Member Boards of COBSE. Thus certificates/ qualification obtained from all such institutions borne on the aforesaid list will be acceptable for the purpose of employment on the railways, from the date on which the said institution has been accorded membership by COBSE, if they were not recognized earlier by any competent authority. This date of acceptability of certificate may be obtained by approaching COBSE directly and a copy of clarification thus obtained may also be endorsed to this Ministry for information & record. Instructions contained in letters under reference will continue to be valid.

Copy of  Brd’s ltr. No. E[NG]-II/89/RR-1/7 dated 25.2.1991 [RBE No. 38/1991]

Sub:  Recognition of Examinations conducted by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi, Kameshwar Singh Darbhanga Sanskrit University, Dharbanga, Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya Varanasi.

A copy of letter No. 14021/3/90-Estt[D] dated 21.11.1990 received from the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension [Department of Personnel & Training], New Delhi on the above subject is enclosed herewith for information and guidance.

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension [Department of Personnel & Training], New Delhi’s  O.M.  No. 14021/3/90-Estt[D] dated 21.11.1990

Sub: Recognition of Examinations conducted by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi, Kameshwar Singh Darbhanga Sanskrit University, Dharbanga, Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya Varanasi./

The Government have from time to time issued orders recognizing Sanskrit Examinations conducted by different institutions for the purpose of employment under the Central Government.   A consolidated list of  such examinations as are recognized so far for the purpose of employment under the Central Government is as under:

Name of Institution Name of Exam. Equivalence Authority
Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi 1] Prathama Middle School DP &T OM No. 6/12/71-Estt[D] dt. 18.7.1972 and No. 14021/1/90-Estt [D] dt. 30.7.90
2] Madhyama Higher Secondary
3] Shastri B.A.
4] Acharya M.A.
5] Shiksha Shastri B.Ed.
6] Vidya Varidhi Ph.D
7] Vachaspati D.Lit
8] Poorva Madhyama Secondary School Certificate Examination effective from the year 1983
9] Uttar Madhyama Sr. Secondary Certificate Examinations/ Intermediate  effective from the year 1985
10] Prak Shastri Uttar Madhyama /Intermediate effective from the year 1983
Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya Varanasi [formerly Varanaseya Sanskrit  Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi which has been renamed as  Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya w.e.f. 14.12.1974  i] Purvamadhyama [with English] or Old Khand Madhya [first 2 years course] and special examination in additional subject with English as one of the subjects.  High School Examination
ii] Uttar Madhyama [with English] or Old Khand Madhyama [full 4 years course] or Sampurna Madhyama Examination in additional subjects in each case with English as one of the subjects Intermediate Examination DP & T OM No. F.6[17]/63-Estt[D] dated 29.11.69
iii] Shastri [with English] or Old Shastri or Shastri Examination with special examination in  additional subjects with Engilish as one of the subjects i.e. Varishta Shastri BA Degree
Kameshwar Singh Darbhanga Sanskrit University,  Dharbanga, 1] Navin Uttar Madhyama [with English]2] Navin Shastri [with English] High School Examination, Intermediate [Art] Examination or a pass in the first year Examination of the three years degree course. DP & T OM No. 6/5/72-Estt.[D] dt. 30.09.75
3] Navin Acharya [with English at Shastri Stage B A Degree
  1. Ministries / Departments are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all concerned for guidance.

RBE No.71/2002

Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/48 dated 23.5.02 (RBE No.71/02)

Sub: Recognition of courses in Hindi Language offered by various

Institutes.

Reference had been received from some Railways/RRBs regarding the status of courses in Hindi Language offered by various institutes and their equivalence to Matriculation, Degree level etc.

The matter was referred to Department of Secondary and Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, in reply to which they have sent a copy of Press Note of  Department of Education No.F.9-1/88/D-1(Bhasa) dated 5.5.1988.  The same is sent herewith for guidance and compliance.

RBE No.89/2002

Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/52 dated 21.6.02 (RBE No.89/02)

Sub: Degree/Diploma awarded by certain National Institutions for the purpose

of employment in service under Government of India.

For the purpose of deciding the equivalence of certain Courses/Diplomas/Degrees, the following position has been clarified by Department of Personnel & Training and Department of Secondary & Higher Education:-

S.No. Name of the Institution Degree/Diploma Recognised/equivalent to
1. Gurukul Vishwa Vidhyayalay, Kangri, Hardwar a)     Alankarb)     Vidyadhikari B.A.10 (Ten) years High School Programme.
2. Gurukul Vishwa Vidhyalaya, Vrindaban Adhikari Not recognised
3. Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi Shastri B.A.

RBE No.128/2010
Brd’s ltr. No. E[NG]-II/2003/RR-1/36 dated 09.09.2010 [RBE No.128/2010]

Sub: Recognition of Certificates/Qualifications issued by State Madarsa Education Boards for the purpose of employment.
A copy of office Memorandum No. 42012/13/2007-Estt[D] dated 23.2.2010 issued by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training on the above subject is sent herewith for guidance and compliance.

These instructions will be applicable to ongoing recruitment and the recruitment exercises to be initiated in future. Cases pertaining to recruitments finalized prior to the date of issue of these instructions need not be re-opened.
Copy of office Memorandum No. 42012/13/2007-Estt[D] dated 23.2.2010 issued by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training
Sub: Recognition of Certificates/Qualifications issued by State Madarsa Education Boards for the purpose of employment under the Central Government .
The undersigned is directed to say that the Central Government has accepted the following recommendations relating to equivalence and the guiding principles that should be in place for grant of such equivalence to the various examinations conducted by the Madarsa Boards of the country with those of the main stream Boards of Secondary and Senior Secondary Education for the purpose of Higher Education as the case may be:
[i] The Madarsa seeking equivalence need to affiliate themselves with the corresponding State Madarsa Board.

[ii] In a State which has no functioning Madarsa Board the Madarsas existing in that State may affiliate themselves to the Madarsa Board of any other neighbouring State, so that the students enrolled in Madarsas do not face any difficulty in their attempt at horizontal and vertical mobility and employment.

[iii] The certificates/qualifications of the Madarsa Board which have been granted equivalence by the corresponding State Board of Education to that of their Secondary and Senior Secondary qualifications may be considered equivalent by the Central Board of Secondary Education [CBSE], Council of Boards of School Education in India [COBSE] and/or by any other School Examination Board, for the purpose of employment.

The Government of India, in consultation with Ministry of HRD have decided to recognize the certificates/qualifications issued by the following State Madarsa Education Boards for the purpose of employment under the Central Government:

S.No. Name of the Board Examination Conducted Equivalence to Classes
1 Bihar State Madarsa Education Board, Patna, Bihar Wastania
Fauquania
Maulvi VIII    X    XII
2 West Bengal Board of Madarsa Education, Kolkatta, West Bengal High Madarsa, Alim  Fazil X  XII
3 Chhattisgarh Madarsa Board, Raipur, Chhattisgarh Urdu Adib, Urdu Mahir, Urdu Moulim, High School Patrachar Pathyakram

Adim Higher Secondary Patrachar Pathyakram X  XII

4 Madhya Pradesh Madarsa Board, Bhopal, MP Middle
Urdu Adeeb, Urdu Mahir, Urdu Moulim, Moulvi, Madhyamik
Alim, Higher Secondary VII  X  XII
5 UP Madarsa Education Board, Lucknow, UP Munshi, Moulvi
Alim X  XII

RBE No. 29/2015. New Delhi, dated: 26/03/2015

Sub: Acceptance of certificates/qualifications awarded by various Boards of School Education in India for the purpose of employment on the railways. Ref: Letter No. E(NG)II/2007/RR-1I38 dated 15/7/2014 (RBE No. 75/2014). In addition to instructions contained in letter under reference, it has been decided by the Board that the certificates/qualifications obtained from institutions figuring in the list of Associate Members on official website of Council of Board for School Education in India (COBSE) i.e. http://www.cobse.org may also be treated at par with those borne on list of Member Board and certificates/qualification obtained from all such institutions will be acceptable for the purpose of employment on the railways, from the date on which the said institution has been accorded membership by COBSE. This date of acceptability of certificate may be obtained by approaching COBSE directly and a copy of clarification thus obtained may also be endorsed to this Ministry for information & record. Cases decided in the past need not be re-opened.

Board’s letter No. E[NG]-II/2008/RR-1/35 dated 4.11.2013

RBE No.118/2013

Sub: Clarification regarding acceptance or otherwise of certificates / qualifications awarded by various institutions for the purpose of employment.

The issue whether certificates /qualifications awarded by under mentioned institutions are recognized for the purpose of employment on the railways has been under consideration of this Ministry:- S.No. Board of Education [i] Nababharat Siksha Parishad, Orissa/India [ii] Board of Higher Secondary Education, Delhi [iii] Central Board of Higher Education, New Delhi [iv] Delhi Board of Senior Secondary Education; and [v] Board of Secondary Education, Madhya Bharat, Gwalior [MP] The issue has been examined in light of instructions contained in M/o Human Resource Development OM No. F.2-35/2011-School-3 dated 07.09.2012 and DOP&T’s OM No. 14021/1/2012-Estt.D dated 06.03.2013 and it has been decided that since these institutions are not Member Boards of COBSE [Council of Boards of School Education in India], therefore, certificates/qualification obtained from the above named institutions is not acceptable for the purpose of employment in railways.

Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/2004/RR-1/14 dated 04.04.2013

RBE No.31/2013

Sub: Acceptance of certificates /qualifications awarded by Rajasthan State Open School, Jaipur and A.P. Open Schooling, Hyderabad for the purpose of employment on the railways.

The issue of recognition of qualification awarded by institutions cited in the above subject has been under consideration of this Ministry. The issue has been examined in consultation with M/o Human Resource Development and Department of Personnel & Training, M/o Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. A copy of office Memorandum No. 14021/1/2012-Estt.D dated 06.03.2013 issued by Department of Personnel and Training, M/o Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions on the above subject is sent herewith for guidance and compliance. These instructions will be applicable from the date of issue of above stated office memorandum of Department of Personnel & Training. Cases pertaining to recruitments/ engagements finalized prior to the date of issue of these instructions need not be re-opened.

Copy of Ministry of Personnel , Public Grievances and Pension, DOP&T’s Office Memorandum No. 14021/1/2012-Estt.D dated 06.03.2013 Sub: Recognition of certificates /qualifications awarded by Rajasthan State Open School, Jaipur and Andhra Pradesh Open Schooling Society for the purpose of employment in Central Government Offices.

The undersigned is directed to state that the matter whether ualifications/certificates awarded by Rajasthan State Open School, Jaipur and A.P. Open Schooling Society are recognized for the purpose of employment in Central Government Offices has been considered in consultation with the Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2. Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development had clarified vide their O.M. No. F.2.35/2011.Sch.3 dated 07.09.2012 that Council of Boards of School Education in India [COBSE], an Association of National and State School Education Boards, is responsible for verifying genuineness /recognition of School Education Boards in India. It grants membership to boards/ institutes that are set up by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature or an executive order of the Central /State Governments and follow the National curriculum Framework. The certificate issued by its member Boards are equivalent to any other Board across the country. It was informed that Andhra Pradesh Open Schooling Society and Rajasthan State Open School, Jaipur, are its members and their courses are recognized by COBSE and all its member Boards, and are valid for further studies and appointment in the Central and State Government departments. As regards validity of certificates issued by Rajasthan State Open School, Jaipur and Andhra Pradesh Open Schooling Society for employment purposes, it may be got verified from the respective State Open Schools, wherever, necessary.

Board’s letter No. E[NG]-II/2005/RR-1/6 dated 30.04.2013

RBE No.40/2013

Sub: Recognition of qualification of Prathama Examination, conducted by Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Allahabad.

Ref: Letter No.E[NG]II/2002/RR-1/7 dated 25.1.2002 [RBE No.11/2002], letters of even number dated 26.4.2005 [RBE No.67/2005], 23.1.2007 [RBE No.13/2007] & 30.08.2012 [RBE No.94/2012]

Attention is invited to instructions contained in Board’s letter of even number dated 30.08.2012 [RBE No. 94/2012] where it was apprised that no further extension for recognition has been granted to the above stated examination for the purpose of employment on the railways to the posts for which prescribed qualification is matriculation. The matter has been further examined by M/o Human Resource and Development [MHRD] and it has been decided by them to withdraw instructions which provided for not recognizing the qualification cited above subject to the condition that all those students who are enrolled with the institution with permanent recognition upto 31.5.2013 would be eligible for consideration in accordance with MHRD’s notification No. F.24-4/2001-TS.III dated 27.7.2001, 14.5.2004 and 21.11.2006 circulated vide this office letter No. E[NG]II/2002/RR- 1/7 dated 25.1.2002 [RBE 11/2002] and letter of even number dated 26.4.2005 [RBE No.67/2005] and dated 23.1.2007 [RBE No. 13/2007], respectively where after these orders will cease to have effect from 01.06.2013. The instructions contained in Board’s letter of even number dated 30.08.2012 [RBE No.94/2012] therefore, stand suitably amended.

Board’s letter No. E(NG)-II/2005/RR-1/14 dated 08/10/2013

RBE No.104/2013

Sub: Acceptance of certificates/qualifications awarded by Bihar Sanskrit Shiksha Board, Patna for the purpose of employment on the railways. Ref: This office letter of even number dated 16/11/2005(RBE No.195/2005)

Vide letter under reference, directions were issued to railway establishment that certificates awarded by Bihar Sanskrit Shiksha Board, Patna are not recognized for the purpose of appointment/promotion in the Central Government offices. The issue has been examined in consultation with m/o Human Resource Development, Department of Personnel & Training, M/o Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE), Delhi and it is clarified that the certificates issued by Bihar Sanskrit Shiksha Board, Patna, 414 F, Govindayan, East Boaring Canal Road, Patna- 800 001 shall be treated as valid for employment on the railways and for pursuing higher studies. As regards validity of certificates issued by Bihar Sanskrit shiksha Board for employment purposes, it may be got verified from the said Board, wherever necessary. The above instruction will be valid from 05/10/2012 when Bihar Sanskrit Shiksha Board, Patna has been granted membership by Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE), Delhi. Cases pertaining to recruitments/engagements finalized prior to the date of issue of these instructions need not be re-opened.

 

 

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