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RRB Group D PWD Instructions

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RRB Group D PWD Instructions

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RRB Group D PWD Instructions are provided to familiarize the candidates with the different policies and regulations of different disabilities of PWD, relaxation and in general about the Do’s and Dont’s in the recruitment process. This chapter covers the instructions pertaining to but not limited to: Defination of Disabilities, Degree Of Disability, Assistance of Scribe, Relaxation Benefits and NOC.


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PWD Instructions – Reservation for Persons with Disability
The suitability or otherwise of a post for PwBD has been indicated against each post, under the column “Suitability for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities” with details of Sub-disability in Annexure A [Click Here]

Benchmark Disabilities:
As per The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016 (effective from 19th April, 2017), the
Benchmark Disabilities are as under:

    (a) Blindness and low vision;
    (b) Deaf and hard of hearing;
    (c) Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy;
    (d) Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness;
    (e) Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness in the posts identified for each disabilities.


Definition of Specified Disabilities as provided in the Schedule of RPwD Act, 2016 is available as Annexure A-1 [Click Here].

[Click Here] for Definition of Specified Disabilities

Degree Of Disability For Relaxation And Component Authority For Issue Of Disability Certificate:

Only such persons would be eligible for relaxation in conditions / reservation in posts who suffer from not less than 40 percent of relevant benchmark disability.

Those Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) who have availed the relaxation and/or reservation and shortlisted for Document Verification have to submit Certificate of Disability issued by the Competent Authority as per the form V, VI and VII of rule 18(1) under chapter 7 of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017 dated 15.06.2017.

Refer revised formats of Annexure-V(A) [Click Here], V(B) [Click Here] & V(C) [Click Here]

The existing certificates of disability issued under the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995 (since repealed) shall continue to be valid for the period specified therein.

Assistance of Scribe:

Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates / candidates whose writing speed is affected by Cerebral Palsy / candidates with one arm / candidates with muscular weakness can avail the assistance of SCRIBE for writing answers on their behalf. For engaging the scribe, candidates will have to indicate the same while filling ONLINE form. Engagement of SCRIBE will be subject to the following conditions:

    a. Candidates will have to arrange for the scribe on their own.
    b. Separate e-admit card will be issued to scribe accompanying the candidates.
    c. The candidate shall be responsible for any misconduct on the part of the scribe brought by him/her during the examination.
    d. The scribe so arranged should not himself/herself be the candidate for the notification for which the candidate is appearing. Also, same scribe should not be engaged for more than one candidate and to this effect the Scribe and the Candidate shall give a declaration. Any violation, if detected at any stage will render both candidate & scribe disqualified.


Candidates opting for scribe will have to provide additional details as per Annexure-V(D) [Click Here] for Scribe during submission of ONLINE application form, so that RRBs can issue e-admit card for Scribes and the same shall be signed by both Candidate and Scribe. Change of Scribe is not permissible at the exam venue and hence it is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure availability of Scribe for the exam. However, under exceptional circumstances, the change may be allowed duly recording reasons and filling the relevant details including photograph of the Scribe.

Candidates availing the assistance of a Scribe shall be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour of examination.

All one eyed candidates and candidates whose visual degree of disability is less than 40% shall not be considered as Visually Handicapped persons and the provision for engaging Scribe shall not be applicable to them.

Selected PWD candidates will be subjected to medical examination by Railway Medical Authorities at the time of appointment and only those conforming to the medical standards as laid down in the Indian Railway Medical Manual and other extant provisions, as the case may be, will be eligible for appointment.

When vacancies are reserved for PWDs and full panel for PWDs cannot be made with the minimum qualifying percentage marks of each category, viz., UR, SC, ST, OBC-NCL, a relaxation of up to 2% marks in the minimum qualifying marks prescribed for the community will be allowed.

Railway Act Apprentices

  • The vacancies to be filled from among the Course Completed Act Apprentices (CCAAs) trained in Railway Establishments and possessing National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT) is separately indicated in the vacancy table. This will be in the nature of horizontal reservation as in the case of persons with disabilities (PWDs) and Ex-Servicemen. However, unlike in the case of PWDs, there will be no carry forward of the unfilled vacancies, to be filled by this mechanism. In case of shortfall, the vacant slots shall be filled from others in the combined merit list.

  • The last date for submission of application against this CEN shall be the cut off date for completion of Apprenticeship. A candidate shall be considered to have completed the Act Apprenticeship training, only if he has appeared in the NCVT examination before the last date of CEN and result for which might not have been declared. However, the candidate should submit the NAC certificate issued by NCVT during document verification failing which he shall not be eligible for reservation as CCAA (trained in Railway Establishments) under this provision.

  • The course completed Act Apprentices will be eligible to apply for any RRB irrespective of the Railway Establishment in which they have been trained subject to fulfilling other eligibility conditions.


No Objection Certificate (NOC)
Candidates serving (including those undergoing induction training/probation) in any Central/State Government Department including Railways or Public Sector Undertakings may apply directly to the RRBs duly informing their Employer. Shortlisted candidates should produce NOC from the employer on the date of his/her DV failing which their candidature will be cancelled.




RRB Group D – Related Information
RRB Group D – SC/ST/OBC/PWD Forms