General Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE)
Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) and General Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE)
AIRF for curtailment of 10% Direct Recruitment Quota, and those to be filled by the process of LDCE for all categories of staff, including Track Maintainers and others.
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi – 1100055
Dated: August 24, 2020
The Director General(H.R.),
Sub: General Departmental Competitive Examination
Ref.: Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)I/2018/PM 1/23 Pt. dated 03.08.2020
We thankfully endorse the demand of AIRF for curtailment of 10% Direct Recruitment Quota, and those to be filled by the process of LDCE for all categories of staff, including Track Maintainers and others.
Regarding improvement of existing GDCE Scheme, as per Railway Board’s order this is applicable for all categories of staff, and 25% quota has since been increased to 50%. Hence in future; vacancies against GDCE Quota should be calculated at the rate of 50% against Direct Recruitment Quota.
Here it is also advised that the indents placed in the RRBs should be reduced accordingly by adjusting vacancies of GDCE Quota.
AIRF is of considered view that; rider of General Manager’s approval be done away with and GDCE be conducted twice in a year, say in the months of January and July for all categories of staff, so that, qualified and meritorious staff in the lower grades may get speedy opportunities to fast track their career.
(S G Mishra)