Apprentices will be engaged in the following trades. The slots available in various trades with communal break up for the Trivandrum Division, Palghat Division, Salem Division and Signal & Telecommunication Workshop/Podanur are tabulated below for the information of candidates.
1. Name of the Post:
2. No of Post: 1,686
3. Minimum Academic /Technical Qualification as per the Apprentices Act, 1961:
a) Must have passed 10th class examination under 10 +2 system or its equivalent with minimum 50% marks in aggregate. For the calculation of percentage of matriculation, the marks obtained by the candidates in all subjects will be reckoned and not on the basis of marks of any subject or group of subjects like best of five etc. The candidates from Board of Secondary Education Andhra Pradesh, Board of Public Examination, Kerala etc, Administration will take midpoint of range of grades obtained by the candidates. After obtaining midpoints of all the attempted subjects according to grades awarded, average will be calculated treating each subject is out of 100 marks as there is no standard method or multiplying factor for calculation of average of matriculation for such Boards.
b) Must have passed ITI Course in relevant trades from a recognized institution. For the calculation of percentage of ITI marks, the average marks mentioned in consolidate statement of marks of all semesters of the trade applied/Marks mentioned in the provisional National Trade Certificate issued by NCVT/SCVT will only be reckoned.
c) Must have passed +2 Std under 10 +2 system with Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology) for MLT Candidates (Merit list will be based on marks obtained in Std.XII (+2)
4. The period of Apprenticeship Training and stipend Selected candidates will be engaged as apprentices and they will have to undergo apprenticeship training as prescribed under Apprenticeship Act & rules.
a) Fitter: Period of Training (Freshers) 2 Years
b) Medical Laboratory Technician (Radiology, Pathology and Cardiology ): Period of Training (Freshers) 1 Year Three Months
c) Fitter, Carpenter, Electrician, Painter, Turner, Machinist, Wireman, Welder, Advance Welder, Electronics Mechanic Plumber, Draughtsman Civil, Instrument Mechanic, Electronics Information Technology, Refrigeration and AC Mechanic and COPA/PASSA: Period of Training Ex-ITI 1 Years
d) Diesel Mechanic: Period of Training Ex-ITI 2 Years
5. Mode of communication: All communication from the Administration will be sent by SMS or e-mail only and selected/Eligible candidates list will be uploaded in Southern Railway Website. Candidates should maintain the same mobile number & e-mail ID till the selection is completed and Administration will not be responsible for non-receipt of communication due to change in mobile number or e-mail ID
6. Engagement & Contract:
a) The Selected candidates shall be engaged in the unit of their choice subject to the extent of vacancies and they may have to be engaged in other units coming under the jurisdiction if so warranted by the Administrative requirement
b) The selected ITI/Non-ITI (Freshers) candidates have to execute a contract of apprenticeship under the Apprentices Act 1961 and if such candidate is minor, his Guardian can execute the prescribed contract as per the guidelines of Regional Director of Apprenticeship Training concerned. In the event of selection the candidates should register his/her details in the Apprenticeship portal /Website http;//apprenticeship.gov.in – Apprenticeship – candidates Registration and report at concerned units with apprenticeship Registration ID
c) There is NO GUARENTEE OF EMPLOYMENT and their contract of apprenticeship will be terminated on completion training. However 20% of the vacancies in case of Direct Recruitment through RRCs will be filled giving preference to Course completed Act Apprentices.
The candidates should have completed 15 Years of age and should NOT have completed 22 /24 Years for Freshers /Ex-ITI, MLT Respectively. The upper age limit is relaxable by 3 Years for the OBC candidates, 5 Years for the SC/ST candidates and 10 Years for the Person with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD)
Processing fee (Non-Refundable) 100/-: Fee (Non-Refundable) 100) is to be paid through ONLINE MODE. No fee is required to be paid by SC/ST/PwBD/Women candidates. No request of refund of fee once remitted by the candidate will be entertained by the Administration under any circumstances.