Minimum educational qualification for open market recruitment to various posts in Medical Department on the Railways

Minimum educational qualification for open market recruitment to various posts in Medical Department on the Railways: Railway Board RBE No.49/2015

Minimum Educational Qualification for Open Market recruitment in Medical Department in the Railways

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
RBE No. 49/2015

No. E (NG)II/2001/RR-1/45.

New Delhi, Dated: 22/05/2015.

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units/
Chairmen, Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs).

Sub: Minimum educational qualification for open market recruitment to various posts in Medical Department on the Railways.

Ref: Letters No. E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/25 dated 13/6/2001 (RBE No.116/2001), No. E(NG)II/2000/RR-1/56 dated 21/6/2001 (RBE No. 118/2001), No. E(NG)II/98/RR-1/11 dated 09/9/1999 (RBE No, 231/1999), No. E(NG)II/2007/RR-1/49 dated 30/5/2008 (RBE No. 68/2008), No.E(NG)II/991RR-1/97 dated 22/6/2001, No. E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/20 dated 12/11/2001 (RBE No. 225/2001) & 27/12/2006 (RBE No.197/2006), No.E(NG)II/2005/RR-1/32 dated 19/5/2006 (RBE No. 64/2006), No.E(NG)II/99/RR-1/98 dated 10/10/2001 (RBE No. 202/2001) and No. E(NG)II/2007/RR-1/60 dated 25/6/2008 (RBE No. 76/2008) & 03/10/2008 (RBE No. 141/2008).

Minimum educational qualification for direct recruitment from open market to various categories of posts in the medical department on the railways have been laid down vide letters under reference.
The issue of review of minimum educational qualification for direct recruitment to various category of posts in the Medical Department on the railways has been under consideration of this Ministry for quite some time. The matter has been deliberated upon in consultation with Health Directorate of this Ministry and it has been decided by the Board that henceforth, qualification for various categories of posts will be as under:-
Sl. No. Category of Post Pay Band & Grade Pay Essential Minimum Prescribed Qualification
(i) Staff Nurse PB-2
(GP: Rs. 4200)
Certificate as Registered Nurse & Midwife having passed 03  years course in General Nursing and Midwifery from a school of Nursing or other institution recognized by the Indian Nursing Council or B.Sc.(Nursing).
Note: The Indian Nursing Council has also laid down certain
special concessions for the above courses in respect of Auxiliary
nurse-Midwives, Midwives and ‘B’ Grade Nurses, by way of
reduced course period etc. Candidates obtaining the
qualification prescribed above, under these concessions will also
be eligible for recruitment.
(ii) Physiotherapist,
 PB-2 Rs.
Rs. 9300-34300
(GP: Rs. 4200)
10+2 (with Science) plus Diploma/Degree
in Physiotherapy.
(iii) Pharmacist, PB-1
Rs. 5200-20200
(GP: Rs. 2800)
10+2 in Science or its equivalent with 02 (two) years Diploma in
Pharmacy and registration with Pharmacy Council of India or registration
with State Pharmacy Council.
(iv) Health & Malaria inspector, Gr.III PB-2
Rs. 9300-34800
(GP. Rs.4200)
B.Sc. having studied Chemistry as
main/optional subject in any branch of Chemistry while undertaking the
course; plus
(a) One year Diploma of Health/Sanitary Inspector;


(b) One year National Trade Certificate (NTC) in Health Sanitary
Inspector awarded by National Council for Vocational Training, Ministry
of Labour & Employment, Government of India, New Delhi.

(v)  Radiographer/X- Ray Technician PB-1
Rs. 5200-20200
(GP: Rs.2800)
10+2 with Physics and Chemistry and
Diploma in Radiography/X-Ray Technician/Radiodiognosis Technology (2
years course) from recognized institute. Science graduates with Diploma
in Radiography/X-Ray Technician/ Radiodiognosis Technology (2 years
course) shall be referred.
(vi) Laboratory Assistant, Gr.II  PB-1
(GP: Rs. 2000)
12th (10+2 stage) with Science, plus
Diploma in Medical Lab Technology (DMLT)
(vii) Dietician PB-2
(GP. Rs.4200)
 B.Sc. (Science) with Post
Graduate Diploma in Dietetics (one year course) from a recognized
institution plus three months internship Training in a Hospital


B. Sc. (Home Science) + M. Sc./Home Science (Food Nutrition from a
recognized institution

(viii) Field Worker, Gr.II (Male/Female) PB-1
(GP: Rs.1900)
12 (10+2 stage) in Science with Biology
or Chemistry.
(ix) Extension Educator PB-2
Rs. 9300-34800
(GP. Rs.4200)
Graduation in Sociology/Social
Work/Community Education disciplines with two years diploma in Health
Education from a recognized University.
(x) Dental Hygienist PB-2
(GP. Rs.4200)
(a) Degree in Science (Biology) from a
recognized University or equivalent;
(b) Diploma/Certificate course (2 years) in Dental Hygiene from an
institute recognized by Dental Council of India;
(c) Registered with Dental Council of India as a Dental Hygienist; and
(d) Two years experience as Dental Hygienist.
NOTE: Qualification regarding experience is relaxable at the
discretion of the competent authority in case of candidates belonging to
SC/ST, if at any state of selection the competent authority is of the
opinion that sufficient number of candidates belonging to these
communities possessing the requisite experience are not likely to be
available to fill up the posts reserved for them.

3. These instructions will be effective from the date of its issue and ongoing recruitment for the above said categories where notification has been published will be governed by past instructions on the subject. The letters under reference and relevant provisions accordingly stand modified.
4. Advance Correction Slip (ACS) to Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume-I (Revised Ediction~1989), First Re-print Edition, 2009 will follow.

Please acknowledge receipt.
(Hindi version will follow)

(Neeraj Kumar)
Director Estt (N)-II
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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