Please read all the instructions in this notification carefully and ensure that you are eligible to apply
before filling the application form Online. Detailed instructions for filling up ONLINE applications are .
available on the RRC - WR website- https://www.rrc-wr.com
Applicants are advised in their own interest to submit Online Application much before the closing date .
to avoid possibility of any failure to submit application due to heavy load/jam on website.
In case the Applicant does not have a VALID personal e-mail ID he/she should create his / her own e-mail
ID before applying online application and must maintain that e-mail ID till the end of engagement process.
This is a Centralized Notification for engagement of Act Apprentices under the Apprentices Act 1961
being conducted by Western Railway and Railway Recruitment Cell, Western Railway (RRC-WR) has
been nominated as nodal agency for obtaining ONLINE applications from Applicants.
Applicants can submit their applications ONLINE only on RRC’s website https://www.rrc-wr.com. The
candidature of the Applicants will be considered only on the basis of the information filled in the
ONLINE application. Document Verification will be held in the concerned Divisions & Workshops.
In case of Direct Recruitment from Open Market to Posts / Categories in Level – 1 (Rs. 18,000/- - Rs.
56,900/-), Course Completed Act Apprentices (CCAA) trained in Railway Establishments and
possessing National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) will be given preference in filling up 20%
vacancies on qualifying the requisite norms notified by RRB/RRC.
1. Western Railway invites ONLINE applications from interested Applicants for engagement as Act.
Apprentices against the 3591 slots notified for training in the designated Trades under Apprentice Act 1961
at various Divisions, Workshops within the jurisdiction of Western Railways for the year 2021-22.
(A) AGE CRITERIA as on 24/06/2021 (Closing date):-
2.1 The Applicants should have completed 15 years of age and should not have completed 24 years
of age as on 24/06/2021.
2.2 SC/ST/OBC - Upper age limit is relaxable by 05 years in case of SC/ST applicants and 03 years
in case of OBC Applicants.
2.3 Persons with Disability (PWD):- Upper age limit is relaxed by 10 years.
2.4 Ex-servicemen - Upper age limit is relaxed upto additional 10 years for ex-servicemen to the
extent of service rendered in Defence Forces plus 03 years provided they have put in a minimum
of 6 months service at a stretch, except Ex-servicemen who have already joined the Govt. service
on Civil side after availing the Ex-service men status for the purpose of their engagement.
I. Ex-Servicemen :- An Ex-servicemen Applicants selected under the reservation provided
for them will be placed in the appropriate category viz. UR/SC/ST/OBC to which he
II. Ex-servicemen, their children and children of Armed Force personnel will be engaged for
Apprenticeship as per details mentioned below :-
a) Children of deceased/disabled Ex-servicemen Including those killed / disabled during
b) Children of Ex-servicemen.
c) Children of Serving Jawans.
d) Children of Serving Officer.
TRADE WISE SLOTS :
The details of Trade wise and Division/ Workshop wise ,number of Applicants to be engaged for
training as Act Apprentices along with the break-up of reservation for applicants belonging to
SC/ST/OBC/EWS categories and for PWD’s/Ex- Servicemen are furnished in Annexure “A”.
3.1 The number of training slots shown in this Notification are provisional and the same are liable to
increase or decrease depending upon the actual needs of the Administration at the time of
finalization of selection.
3.2 There will be a reservation to the extent of 4% for Persons with Disabilities (PwBD) AND 3% for Ex-
Servicemen. The quota slots in the said categories are included in the overall slots and hence are not
to be filled up outside the notified slots.
3.3 The Applicants who want to avail the benefit of reservation of Ex-servicemen and Armed Forces
Personnel and in case of children of Ex-servicemen and children of Armed Forces Personnel, they
must upload Discharge certificate or Armed Forces Serving Certificate respectively (as the case
may be) of his/her parents at the time of online application.
3.4 For SC slots, when the prescribed number of persons belonging to the SC are not available, it will
be filled by ST Applicants. For ST slots, in case ST Applicants are not available, they will be filled
by SC Applicants. If the prescribed training slots for SC/ST Applicants cannot be filled even in the
above given manner, then the training slots so lying unfilled will be filled by persons not belonging
to the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes i.e. Unreserved Applicants. Similarly, the seats
remaining unfilled by OBC Applicants will be filled by Applicants of unreserved category.
3.5 The Applicants who want to avail the benefit of reservation of SC/ST, must upload his/her Caste
certificate on Central Government format only issued by appropriate authority according to
Annexure – “B” at the time of online application.
3.6 OBC Applicants are required upload OBC Caste Certificate with Non-Creamy layer certificate
valid for the current year 2020-2021 in Central Government format (as per Annexure - “C”)
issued on or after 01/04/2020 by the Competent Authority. Certificates should indicate Caste, Date
of Issue etc. and bear the Seal of the Issuing Authority. They are also required to invariably fill
and upload the Self-declaration form regarding current status of Non-Creamy Layer as per
Annexure - “D”
However, they are advised to apply for latest OBC certificate with Non-Creamy Layer certificate
valid for the current year 2021-2022 so that it can be available for submission at the time of
3.7 Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)
Candidates who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SC/ST/OBC-NCL and whose
family has gross annual income below Rs. 8.00 Lakh (Rupees Eight Lakhs Only) are to be identified
as EWS for benefit of reservation for EWS. The income shall also include income from all sources
i.e. salary, agriculture, business, profession etc for the financial year prior to the year of Application.
The benefit of reservation under EWS can be availed upon production of an Income and Asset
Certificate issued by a Competent Authority. The Income Asset Certificate issued by any one of
the following authorities in the prescribed format as given in Annexure - “G” shall only be accepted
as candidate’s claim as belonging to EWS.
a) District Magistrate / Addl. District Magistrate / Collector / Deputy Commissioner / Addl. Deputy
Commissioner / 1st class Stipendiary magistrate / Sub-Divisional Magistrate / Taluka Magistrate /
Executive Magistrate / Extra Assistant commissioner.
b) Chief Presidency Magistrate / Addl. Chief Presidency Magistrate/Presidency Magistrate.
c) Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar.
d) Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and/or his family normally reside.
The candidates applying against the vacancies reserved for EWS must possess Income and Asset
Certificate as on closing date of Registration of application for this Notification.
4. PAYMENT OF FEES:-
4.1. Application fees (Non-refundable) – Rs. 100/-.
4.2 No fee is required to be paid by SC/ST/PWD/Women Applicants.
4.3. Fee payment will have to be made online through payment gateway as part of online application
process as under:-
i. Complete filling the online application in all respects at RRC-WR’s website www.rrc-
ii. After ensuring the correctness of the particulars of the application form, Applicants are
required to pay fees through the payment gateway integrated with the online application.
No change/edit will be allowed thereafter.
iii. The payment can be made by using Debit Card / Credit Card / Internet Banking etc. by
providing information as asked on the screen. Transaction charges for online payment, if
any, will be borne by the Applicants.
iv. Once the payment is successfully done, Applicants will be redirected to RRC-WR’s
website to complete the application process and download the application form.
v. In case the Applicants makes the payment and faces any issues like loss of internet
connection due to which the Applicant is unable to download the application though the
fee amount has been deducted from their Account/Debit/Credit Card, please click on
“Verify Payment” button to reconfirm the same from the Payment gateway.
vi. In case after completing the Registration process, the online transaction is not successfully
completed, please login again and make the online payment again. Duplication, in
payment, if any will be refunded on verifying the same.
5. MEDICAL FITNESS & PHYSICAL STANDARDS :-
5.1 Selected candidates called For DV will have to submit Medical Certificates in the prescribed
Proforma enclosed at Annexure “H”. The Medical Certificate should be signed by
Government authorized Doctor (Gaz), not below the rank of Assistant Surgeon of Central/State
5.2 For differently abled Applicants/persons with Disability (PWD) the maximum Disability is
detailed category wise & Trade wise as under:
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