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Special Class Railway Apprentices

Conditions of Apprenticeship for SCRA

1. Failure to complete the training:

  • If a candidate selected for SCRA training is unable to complete the training he/she should:
    • Refund all the money paid to him or any other moneys expended by the government on him
    • Accept the service as an officer on probation in the Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers, if offered to him to the satisfaction of the Government,
  • The Government will be the exclusive judge of the quantum of such expense.
  • The apprentices will be liable to undergo practical and theoretical training for 4 years and to serve on the Indian Railways on the completion of their training, if their services are required.
  • The continuance of apprenticeship from year to year will depend on satisfactory reports being received from the authorities under whom the apprentices may be working.
  • The Government of India may at their discretion alter or modify the periods and courses of training.

2. Qualifying Examinations

  • The practical and theoretical training will be given in a Railway Workshop for four years of their apprenticeship.
  • Special Class Railway Apprentices must pass within this period either Parts 1 and 2 of the council of Engineering Institutions Examination (London) or Section "A" and "B" of the Associates membership of Institution of Engineers (India) Examination or any other examination prescribed by Ministry of Railways.
  • There will be in all 6 semester Examinations passing each of which is compulsory.
  • If unsuccessful at any of these examination, they will (depending on the performance)
    • sit for and pass in supplementary examination, or
    • demoted to the next lower batch, or
    • removed from apprenticeship.
  • Qualifying standard: Minimum of 50 per cent marks in the aggregate in all the examinations held during the six Semester Examination, including the marks of the reports of the Principal, Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Jamalpur and of the Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer, provided that in each of the six Semester Examination he has obtained a minimum of 45 per cent marks in the aggregate and a minimum of 40 per cent marks in any one subject.

3. Discharge from Apprenticeship

  • Unsuccessful apprentices will be discharged from their apprenticeship,
  • One month’s notice of discharge will be given
  • Except for the reasons as provided above, or in cases of discharge or dismissal due to insubordination, intemperance or other misconduct or breach of agreement a week’s notice of discharge from apprenticeship will be given.

4. Stipend

The apprentices will be granted a stipend of:

  • Rs. 4000/- per month during the 1st and 2nd years
  • Rs. 4200/- per month during the 3rd year and first six months of 4th year
  • 4400 for last six months of 4th year.

5. Merit List

  • Before the completion of 4th year of training, the apprentices will be listed in order of merit on the results of the examination held and the reports of the apprentices received during the period of apprenticeship.

6. Probationary Appointment

  • Successful apprentices will be appointed on probation for 3 years in the Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers.
  • The appointment and pay as probationers will commence from
    • the date of completion of 4 years of the apprenticeship or
    • the actual date of completion of training whichever is later
    • Apprentices who could not pass Parts I & II of AMIME (London)/Parts A & B of AMIE (India) Examination within 4 years of their apprenticeship will be deemed to have been appointed as probationers only from the date when they pass in full either of these examinations.
  • The retention in service of probationers and their grant of annual increments are subject to satisfactory reports on their work being received at the end of each year of probation.
  • The services of probationer may be terminated on three months notice on either side.