Thursday, 19 April 2018

Air India LTC 80 Fare from 1st April 2018

Air India LTC 80 Fare from 1st April 2018

SECTOR & V.V HLTC (Economy Class) DLTC (Executive Class)
Basic Fare Basic Fare
Agartala Kolkata 8750 17880
Agra Delhi 8750 17880
Agra Khajuraho 8750 17880
Agra Varanasi 9500 19320
Ahmedabad Chennai 17500 35400
Ahmedabad Delhi 11050 22440
Ahmedabad Mumbai 8750 17880
Aizawl Imphal 8750 17880
Aizawl Kolkata 8750 17880
Amritsar Delhi 8750 17880
Amritsar Mumbai 17500 35400
Amritsar Nanded 17500 35400
Aurangabad Delhi 15050 30560
Aurangabad Mumbai 8250 21000
Bagdogra Delhi 15200 30600
Bagdogra Kolkata 8750 17880
Bengaluru Bhubaneshwar 15100 30600
Bengaluru Chennai 8750 17880
Bengaluru Delhi 19900 40200
Bengaluru Goa 9500 19320
Bengaluru Guwahati 19900 40200
Bengaluru Hubli 8750 17880
Bengaluru Hyderabad 8750 17880
Bengaluru Kolkata 17500 35400
Bengaluru Mumbai 11050 22440
Bengaluru Trivandrum 9500 19320
Bhopal Delhi 9500 19320
Bhopal Mumbai 12400 26960
Bhubaneshwar Delhi 15100 30600
Bhubaneshwar Hyderabad 11350 22440
Bhubaneshwar Kolkata 8750 17880
Bhubaneshwar Mumbai 17500 35400
Chandigarh Delhi 8750 17880
Chandigarh Leh 8750 17880
Chandigarh Mumbai 17500 35400
Chandigarh Pune 17500 35400
Chennai Coimbatore 8750 17880
Chennai Delhi 19900 40200
Chennai Goa 9700 19320
Chennai Hyderabad 9500 19320
Chennai Kochi 9500 19320
Chennai Kolkata 17500 35400
Chennai Madurai 8750 17880
Chennai Mumbai 15100 30600
Chennai Portblair 17500 35400
Chennai Trivandrum 9500 19320
Coimbatore Delhi 19900 40200
Coimbatore Mumbai 15100 30600
Delhi Gaya 11050 22440
Delhi Goa 17500 35400
Delhi Guwahati 17500 35400
Delhi Hyderabad 15100 30600
Delhi Imphal 19900 40200
Delhi Indore 9500 19320
Delhi Jaipur 8750 17880
Delhi Jammu 9500 19320
Delhi Jodhpur 8750 17880
Delhi Khajuraho 8750 17880
Delhi Kochi 19900 48240
Delhi Kolkata 17500 35400
Delhi Leh 11100 19320
Delhi Lucknow 8750 17880
Delhi Mumbai 15100 30600
Delhi Nagpur 11350 22440
Delhi Patna 11350 22440
Delhi Port Blair 28700 51600
Delhi Pune 15100 30600
Delhi Raipur 12050 22440
Delhi Rajkot 13300 22440
Delhi Ranchi 15100 30600
Delhi Srinagar 9600 19320
Delhi Surat 13300 22440
Delhi Tirupati 19900 40200
Delhi Trivandrum 20500 49680
Delhi Udaipur 9500 19320
Delhi Vadodra 11250 22440
Delhi Varanasi 9500 19320
Delhi Vijayawada 17500 35400
Delhi Vishakhapatnam 17500 35400
Dibrugarh Kolkata 11600 22440
Dimapur Kolkata 9500 19320
Gaya Kolkata 8750 17880
Gaya Varanasi 8750 17880
Goa Mumbai 8750 17880
Guwahati Imphal 8750 17880
Guwahati Kolkata 8750 17880
Hubli Mumbai 8750 17880
Hyderabad Kolkata 15150 30600
Hyderabad Mumbai 9500 19320
Hyderabad Tirupati 8750 17880
Hyderabad Vijayawada 8750 17880
Hyderabad Vishakhapatnam 9500 19320
Imphal Kolkata 9500 19320
Indore Mumbai 9500 19320
Jaipur Mumbai 12050 22440
Jammu Leh 10250 17880
Jammu Srinagar 8750 17880
Jamnagar Mumbai 8750 17880
Jodhpur Mumbai 13900 26960
Khajuraho Varanasi 8750 17880
Kochi Mumbai 15100 30600
Kochi Trivandrum 8750 17880
Kolkata Mumbai 19900 40200
Kolkata Port Blair 17500 35400
Kolkata Silchar 8750 17880
Kolkata Varanasi 9500 19320
Kozhikode Mumbai 13250 22440
Leh Srinagar 8800 17880
Lucknow Mumbai 15100 30600
Madurai Mumbai 15100 30600
Mangalore Mumbai 9500 19320
Mumbai Nagpur 9500 19320
Mumbai Pune 8100 17880
Mumbai Raipur 13650 22440
Mumbai Rajkot 12850 23240
Mumbai Trivandrum 15700 30600
Mumbai Udaipur 9500 19320
Mumbai Varanasi 15150 30600
Mumbai Vishakhapatnam 15100 30600
Port Blair Vishakhapatnam 15150 30600
Raipur Nagpur 8750 17880
Raipur Vishakhapatnam 8750 17880

Showing 1 to 247 of 247 entries

Initial pay fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held posts below Commissioned Officer Rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re- employment basis in civilian posts in Railways


No. 11/35/2018
Dated: 11/04/2018
The Secretary,
Department of Personnel & Training,
North Block,
Central Secretariat,
New Delhi-110001

Dear Sir,

Sub: Initial pay fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held posts below Commissioned Officer Rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re- employment basis in civilian posts in Railways etc - reg.

Ref: (i) General Secretary/NFIR's letter No. I1/35/Part XIV dated 29/01/2018 addressed to the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India.
(ii) PMO ID No. PMOPG/D/2018/0044515 dated 02/02/2018 addressed to the Secretary, DoP&T and copy to the Federation.

The Federation desires to invite kind attention of the DoP&T to the reference made by the General Secretary, NFIR vide letter No. II/35/Part XIV dated 29/01/2018 (addressed to the Hon'ble Prime Minister) on the subject matter, the same has however, been forwarded by the PMO vide ID No. PMOPG/D/2018/0044515 dated 02/02/2018 for taking further action and conveying the outcome to the Federation.

In this connection, Federation once again brings to the notice of the DoP&T that injustice is being meted out to the former Defence Forces Personnel (PBORs), reemployed in Railways and other Central services on account of the fact that the pay drawn by them at the time of retirement from Defence Forces (prior to attaining 55 years age) has not been protected on their re-employment, while those retired Defence Forces Personnel on re-employment in the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) of Central/State Governments have been granted the benefit of pay fixation on the last pay drawn at the time of retirement from Armed Forces. The discrimination has resulted disappointment and frustration among the reemployed retired Armed Forces Personnel in Railways and Central Civil Services.

This subject was dealt by the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), at the level of Railway Ministry in the negotiating fora of PNM, demanding pay re-fixation in favour of re-employed Defence Forces Personnel on the basis of last pay drawn more particularly those who have been re-employed on and after 01/01/2006. On a reference made by Railway Ministry vide O.M. No. E(G)2013/EM 1-5 dated 07/12/2016, the DoP&T had however not agreed for reckoning last pay drawn for pay re-fixation on re-employment in railways. The Federation encloses a copy of Railway Ministry OM dated 07/12/2016 to the DoP&T and reply thereon received from DoP&T vide OM dated 21/02/2017.

Federation also states that DoP&T vide OM dated 18th Oct 2017 called for suggestions for finding single methodology for pay re-fixation of all the ex-servicemen including PBORs, commissioned officers, ex-competent clerks/storemen, NFIR vide letter of even no. dated 21/12/2017 has submitted valid suggestions to the Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Dept of Ex-Servicemen, Welfare, South Block, New Delhi, as follows:-
(a) Considering the crucial role of Defence Forces Personnel in safeguarding the Nation’s borders, they be given pay fixation on the basis of their last pay drawn on re-employment in the Railways and other Central Government Departments.

(b) Their pension needs to be totally ignored as the pension is the social security net provided in recognition to their loyal services to the nation.

(c) The PBORs are not the Personnel of high rankings with higher wages, therefore their case needs to be considered with sympathy and their last pay drawn at the time of retirement from armed forces, to be treated as entry pay on re-employment in Railways and Central Government Departments.

(d) Alternatively, the number of years service rendered by the PBORs in Armed Forces be taken into account for granting pay fixation duly adding the quantum of equal number of increments to the minimum pay of the re-employed post. This may be made applicable to all PBORs who have joined Central Government Departments after 01/01/2006.

(e) In those cases of PBORs retired before attaining the age of 55 years and got re-employment in Government services, their initial pay on re-employment may be fixed at the minimum of the scale of pay prescribed for the post and after fixing the pay, in case the initial pay so fixed, is found to be less than the last pay drawn in the Armed Forces, all such cases may be treated as "cases of undue hardship" and in those cases, their pay may be re-fixed at higher stage duly granting one increment for each year of service rendered in the Armed Forces in order to bring their initial pay at par with the pre-retirement pay, while their pension already drawn be continued un-altered.
NFIR, therefore, requests to kindly see that the above legitimate request of former Defence Forces Personnel is agreed to and orders issued soon. Federation also requests to kindly communicate the action taken in the matter early.

DA/As above

Yours sincerely,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary 
Source: NFIR

FAQs on Recruitment Rules - DoPT

FAQs on Recruitment Rules - DoPT

No.AB.14017/13/2013-Estt. (RR) (1349)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi

FAQs on Recruitment Rules

1. What are Recruitment Rules?

Ans. Recruitment Rules are rules notified under proviso to Article 309 or any specific statutes for post(s) prescribing inter alia the method of recruitment and eligibility for such recruitment. It contains notification part having substantive rules and schedule part (as per prescribed Annexure-I). Recruitment Rules are subordinate legislation and so, they are statutory in nature.

2. What are Service Rules?

Ans. Service Rules are Recruitment Rules for any of the Organized Central Services covering many aspects including constitution of the Service, seniority, probation and other conditions of service.

3. Whether Recruitment Rules are applicable retrospectively?

Ans. The legal position is that the posts are to be filled up as per the eligibility conditions prescribed in the Recruitment Rules in force at the time of vacancies unless the Recruitment Rules are amended retrospectively. The practice has however been to give effect to the Recruitment Rules prospectively.

4. Why are Recruitment Rules framed?

Ans. As soon as decision is taken to create a new post/ service post or re-structure any service, the Recruitment Rules/ Service Rules are framed. Any post is filled up as per the provisions of the Recruitment Rules / Service Rules.

5. Why are Recruitment Rules amended?

Ans. Revision in the Recruitment Rules is made by way of amendment to incorporate changes due to implementation of Central Pay Commission Report, modification of orders/ instructions on the subject, creation/ abolition of posts etc. during the intervening period.

6. How Recruitment Rules are framed/ amended?

Ans. Recruitment Rules for Group 'A' & B' posts/ service amended by the administrative Ministry/Department in consultation with Department of Personnel & Training, Union Public Service Commission and Ministry of Law (Legislative Department) and approval of competent authority in the Ministry/ Department to be obtained.

7. Why and how are Recruitment Rules relaxed?

Ans. The power to relax clause in the Recruitment Rules/ Service Rules provides authority to relax the rules in respect of class or category of person. The administrative Ministry/Departmental may resort to relaxation of the rules in consultation with Department of Personnel & Training and Union Public Service Commission.

8. Who is competent authority to frame/amend the Recruitment Rules?

Ans. All Recruitment Rules including their amendments should be approved at the level of Minister-in-charge, unless the Minister has by general or special order delegated such approval at a lower level(s).

9. Who is competent authority to frame/amend the Recruitment Rules of Group 'C' posts?

Ans. Administrative Ministries/ Departments are empowered to frame/ amend the Recruitment Rules in respect of Group 'C' posts keeping in view the guidelines/ Model Recruitment Rules issued by this Department on various aspects. In case of deviation from existing guidelines/ Model Recruitment Rules, the concurrence of Department of Personnel & Training is to be obtained.

10. Who is competent authority to relax the Recruitment Rules of Group 'C' posts?

Ans. The Ministries/ Departments are competent to relax the Recruitment Rules for Group 'C' posts. The provisions governing upper age limit or qualifications for direct recruitment should not however be relaxed without prior concurrence of Department of Personnel & Training.

11. What is the format/ procedure to send the proposal for consultation with Department of Personnel & Training for framing/amendment of Recruitment Rules?

Ans. Proposal for framing/ amendment of Recruitment Rules for Group 'A' & Group 'B' posts (except Service Rules) is sent to Department of Personnel & Training, first, on-line under Recruitment Rules Framing Amendment and Monitoring System (RRFAMS) of the on-line services of Department of Personnel & Training. After approval of on-line Recruitment Rules in Department of Personnel & Training, the proposal is referred by the Administrative Ministry/ Department in a file with a self-contained note accompanied inter alia the following: -
(i) Check-list for sending proposal to Department of Personnel & Training.

(ii) Copy of the report of freezed on-line Recruitment Rules.

(iii) Draft Recruitment Rules including notification and Schedule 1 (for posts) other than those in the Organized Services) in the proforma in Annexure I .

(iv) Supporting particulars in Annexure II (for framing of Recruitment Rules)/ Annexure-III (for amendment of Recruitment Rules), as prescribed in Department of Personnel & Training OM No. AB.14017/48/2010-Estt. (RR) dated 31.12.2010.

(v) Recruitment Rules for the feeder posts(s) and the higher post, if any.

(vi) Present sanctioned strength of the post for which rules are being framed/ amended as also of the lower and higher posts.

12. What are model Recruitment Rules?

Ans. Model Recruitment Rules for a number of common categories of posts have been framed in consultation with Union Public Service Commission, wherever required. While framing/ amending Recruitment Rules for such posts, the model rules should be adhered to.

13. What is procedure for consultation with Union Public Service Commission?

Ans. After obtaining the concurrence of the Department of Personnel & Training, the Administrative Ministry / Department should refer the draft Recruitment Rules for posts/ services which are within the purview of the Union Public Service Commission in a self-contained letter to the Commission, along with the information in the prescribed proforma (Check list, Annexure II/ Annexure-III etc.). It should be stated in the letter to the Commission whether the clearance of the Department of Personnel & Training (and also the Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare were required) has been obtained in respect of the proposals in question.

14. What is initial constitution clause in Recruitment Rules?

Ans. In cases where a new service is formed and the Recruitment Rules are framed for the first time and that there are officers already holding different categories of posts proposed to be included in the service on a regular / long term basis, a suitable 'Initial Constitution' Clause may be inserted in the Notification so as to count the regular service rendered by such officers before the date of notification of the Rules.

15. Whether reservation, relaxation of age limit and other concessions for special categories of persons are applicable in Recruitment Rules?

Ans. These concessions in recruitments are made applicable by inserting the following 'Saving Clause' in the covering notification of the Recruitment Rules:-

"Nothing in those rules shall affect reservations, relaxation of age-limit and other concessions required to be provided for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, Ex-servicemen and other special categories of persons, in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time in this regard".

16. What is the schedule in Recruitment Rules?

Ans. The schedule of Recruitment Rules of post(s) is a 13 columns table as per prescribed Annexure-I (vide OM No. AB- 14017/48/2010-Estt. (RR) dated 31.12.2010) containing details of the post(s) along with method of recruitment and eligibility criteria. The prescribed schedule is used for post() which are not covered by any organized service.

17. What is notification part of Recruitment Rules?

Ans. Notification of Recruitment Rules contains the substantive include the provisions related to title, date of commencement, enabling provision for applicability of schedule, disqualification clause, power to relax clause, saving clause and any other rule specific to a post viz. initial constitution clause, liability for all- India Service etc.

18. What are the upper age limits prescribed for Direct Recruitment?

Ans. The upper age limits for different posts depend upon the nature of duties, educational qualifications and experience requirements as prescribed in this Department OM No. AB-14017/48/2010- Estt (RR) dated 31.12.2010 (Para &

19. What are relaxations available for upper age limit in direct Recruitment Rules?

Ans. A provision is prescribed in the recruitment rules for relaxation of the upper age-limit for departmental candidates up to 40 years for appointment by direct recruitment to Groups C posts and for Government servants up to 5 years for direct recruitment to Groups A and B posts:

20. How to calculate crucial date for age limit?

Ans. In the case of recruitment through the Union Public Service Commission and the Staff Selection Commission, the crucial date for determining the age- limit shall be as advertised by the UPSC / SSC. In the case of other recruitment, the crucial date for determining the age-limit shall be the closing date for receipt of applications from candidates in India (and not the closing date prescribed for those in Assam etc.).

21. How is the educational and other qualification required for direct recruit fixed?

Ans. The minimum educational qualifications and experience required for direct recruitment may be indicated as precisely as possible and if necessary, into two parts, viz., "Essential Qualifications" and "Desirable Qualifications" taking into account the pay band/ grade pay and the nature of duties, and the provisions in the approved Recruitment Rules for similar higher and lower posts in the same hierarchy.

22. Whether the educational qualifications prescribed for direct recruits are applicable to promotees?

Ans. The educational qualifications are not generally insisted upon in the case of promotion to posts of non-technical nature; but for scientific and technical posts, these should be insisted upon, in the interest of administrative efficiency, at least in the case of senior Group A posts in the Pay Band-3 Grade Pay Rs. 6600 and above. Sometimes the qualifications for junior Group A posts and Group B posts may not be insisted upon in full but only the basic qualification in the discipline may be insisted upon.

23. Whether any age limit prescribed for promotion?

Ans. Unless there are any specific grounds, the age limit prescribed for direct recruits are not insisted upon in the case of promotees.

24. When probation for appointment to a post/service in Central Government is prescribed? What is the duration of probation?

Ans. The probation is prescribed when there is direct recruitment, promotion from one Group to another e.g. Group B to Group A or officers re-employed before the age of superannuation. There will be no probation for promotion from one grade to another but within the same group of posts e.g. from Group 'C' to Group 'C' and for appointment on contract basis, tenure basis, re-employment after superannuation and absorption. The period of probation is as prescribed in this Department OM No. AB-14017/48/2010-Estt (RR) dated 31.12.2010 (Para 3.10.1 & 3.10.2).

25. What are the methods of recruitments?

Ans. The different methods of recruitment are:

(a) Promotion

(b) Direct Recruitment

(c) Deputation

(d) Absorption

(e) Re- employment

(f) Short-term contract

26. How is the method of recruitment or percentage of vacancies to be filled by various methods of recruitment decided?

Ans. The percentage of vacancies to be filled by each method that may be prescribed for a particular post or Service depend on a judicious blending of several considerations, e.g.,
(i) the nature of duties, qualifications and experience require

(ii) the availability of suitable personnel possessing, the requisite qualifications and experience within a cadre.

(iii) The need for ensuring that suitable incentives exist for the maintenance of an adequate standard of efficiency in the cadre;

(iv) Consideration of the question whether, having regard to the role to be performed by a specified cadre or Service, it is necessary to provide for direct intake of officers at an appropriate level with a view to injecting fresh knowledge and experience that may not be normally available in a particular Service or Department etc.

(v) The proper mix of the six methods of recruitment i.e. (a) promotion (b) direct recruitment (c) deputation (d) absorption (e) re-employment (f) short-term contract (mentioned at (a) to (f) above).

27. What is promotion?

Ans. Promotion is method of recruitment from feeder grade post(s) to higher post in the hierarchy as per the provisions of the Recruitment Rules. If promotion is kept as a method of recruitment, it is also necessary to lay down the number of years of qualifying service before the persons in the field become eligible for promotion. Only regular, and not ad hoc, period of service is taken into account for purposes of computing this service.

28. What is Direct Recruitment?

Ans. Direct recruitment is the recruitment which is open to all candidates, eligible as per the provisions regarding age, educational qualification/ experience etc. as prescribed in Recruitment Rules.

29. What is Deputation?

Ans. Deputation is a method of recruitment where officers of Central Government Departments or State/ UT Governments from outside are appointed to post(s) in Central Government for a limited period, by the end of which they will have to return to their parent cadres. In case of isolated post, it is desirable to keep the method of recruitment of deputation/ short term contract as otherwise the incumbents of such posts, if directly recruited, will not have any avenue of promotion/ career progression.

30. What is short term contract?

Ans. Short term contract is also a form of deputation where officers from non- Government bodies e.g. universities, research institutions, public sector undertakings for teaching, research, scientific and technical posts)( Central Government posts.

31. Whether absorption and Deputation are synonymous? What is absorption?

Ans. Absorption and deputation are not synonymous. There is a substantial difference between absorption and deputation. Under the provision absorption, the officer, who initially comes on deputation, may be permanently absorbed in the post/ grade if recruitment rules prescribe for absorption as mode of recruitment. Such absorption can be effected only in the case of officers who are on deputation from the Central / State Government.

32. What is composite method of recruitment?

Ans. In cases where the field of promotion or feeder grade consists of only one post, the method of recruitment by "deputation (including short-term contract)/ promotion" is prescribed so that the eligible departmental officer is considered along with outsiders. If the departmental candidate is selected for appointment to the post; it is to be treated as having been filled by promotion; otherwise, the post is to be filled by deputation / short-term contract for the prescribed period of deputation / short-term contract at the end of which the departmental officer will again be afforded an opportunity to be considered for appointment to the post.

33. How is field of deputation decided?

Ans. The field for "deputation/ short-term contract/ absorption should, as far as possible, consist of officers holding analogous posts on regular basis but may be widened to include officers working in the next lower grade also with the qualifying service on regular basis normally prescribed for promotion.

34. How is the period of qualifying service for promotion decided?

Ans. The qualifying service for promotion from one grade to another is necessary so that there is no premature promotion or undue jump in pay and also to ensure that the officer has sufficient opportunity to demonstrate his competence/potential for holding the higher post. The period of qualifying service varies from post to post depending upon the scale of pay and the experience, required for manning the higher post. Broadly, the following qualifying service to be followed is prescribed in this Department OM No. 14017/48/2010-Estt (RR) dated 31.12.2010 (para 3.12.2).

35. What is the maximum age limit for Deputation?

Ans. The maximum age limit for appointment on deputation (including short term contract) or absorption shall be not exceeding 56 years as on the closing date of receipt of applications.

36. What is the crucial date for determination of eligibility of absorption/ deputation?

Ans. The guidelines for crucial date for determination of eligibility for absorption/ deputation are as follows: -

(i) In the case of a vacancy already existing at the time of issue of the communication inviting nominations, the eligibility may be determined with reference to the last date prescribed for receipt of nominations in the Ministry/ Department/ Organization responsible for making appointment to the post i.e. originating Ministry etc.

(ii) In the case where a vacancy is anticipated, the crucial date for determining eligibility should be the date on which the vacancy is expected to arise.

37. How is Departmental Committee formed?

Ans. When promotion is kept as a method of recruitment, the detailed composition of the Departmental Promotion Committee, with minimum 3 officers, may be indicated. In the case of promotion to Group 'A' posts, the Union Public Service Commission shall also be associated. The total strength of DPC including Chairman need not necessarily be an odd number, as the decision is to be taken as a joint one.

38. What are the circumstances in which Union Public Service Commission is to be consulted for recruitment?

Ans. UPSC is required to consult in case of recruitment to all Central Civil Services and Central Civil Posts. Exemption from Consultation with Union Public Service Commission is governed by the Union Public Service Commission (Exemption from Consultation) Regulations, 1958 as amended from time to time and the Central Civil Services and Civil Posts (Consultation with Union Public Commission) Rules, 1999 as amended. Some of the circumstances in which the Union Public Service Commission are to be consulted in making recruitment to the posts are illustrated below:-
(i) Direct Recruitment,

(ii) Re- employment,

(iii) Absorption,

(iv) Composite method of recruitment ( i.e. where the departmental candidate is to be considered along with outsiders),

(v) In case of deputation - (a) if the field for consideration includes State Government Officers or Group 'A' & 'B' officers of the Central Government simultaneously and (b) if the field for consideration consists of not only Central/State Government officers but also officers from non- Government institutions

(vi) Any relaxation or amendment of the provisions of the Recruitment Rules.

39. Whether recruitment to a post can be made in absence of recruitment rules of a post?

Ans. If there are overriding compulsions for filling any Group A or Group B post in the absence of Recruitment Rules, then the Ministries/ Department may make reference to Union Public Service Commission for determination of method of recruitment as a onetime measure for filling up of a post on regular basis.

40. What are the limits for notification of Recruitment Rules?

Ans. The Recruitment Rules or amendment(s) thereto as finally approved by the Union Public Service Commission are required to be notified within a period of 10 weeks from the date of receipt of their advice letter. This time limit should be strictly adhered to.

41. What needs to be done in case where posts are transferred t Ministries/Departments?

Ans. The Ministry/Departments concerned should mutually agree for transfer of the posts and the same should be concurred by Department of Expenditure. Thereafter, the existing RR needs to be de-notified in consultation of Department of Personnel & Training, Union Public Service Commission and Ministry of Law. Suitable recruitment rules in the transferred Department may be framed/ amended following due procedure.

KVS: Need for Normalization in Exam


Dated: 16.04.2018
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has conducted the written Examination for the post of Lower Division Clerk from 19th February, 2018 to 23rd February, 2018 in various shifts. In preparation of result of written examination for the post of LDC, Score Normalization Method has been adopted by KVS. The formula of Score Normalization Method is placed below.
Assistant Commissioner (RPS)

Score Normalization

About Normalization
Normalization means adjusting values measured on different scales to a notionally common scale.

Need for Normalization in Exam

Exam pertaining for a particular post/course could be spread across multiple shifts which will have different question paper for each shift. Hence the normalization of scores need to be carried out for all the candidates who had written the exam, across shifts for the same post/course.
Normally, after the exam, candidates are provided a window of few days, post the publishing of question paper and the correct keys. Based on the objections raised, SMEs work on that and with customer consultation finalize to ignore some objected questions and the remaining questions will be considered for score evaluation and subsequently the score normalization.

Inputs required for score normalization process
1. Raw score report of the candidates who appeared for a particular post, across all shifts.
2. The actual number of valid questions to be considered, post the objection

Score Normalization logic
The following has to be calculated across all shifts for all the candidates who have written the exam for the same post.

Total Number of Questions (A)
Defined as the number of questions available in the question paper. (e.g. 120 questions)
As an example, ASSUME the question papers has 120 questions

Total Number of Correct Questions (B)
Defined as the number of valid questions which have to be considered for score evaluation and score normalization, post the finalization of questions after the candidates have raised objections (if any)
B = A – # questions which are removed post candidate objections
ASSUME there are 3 invalid questions in (A)
Then B = 120-3 = 117
Example: ASSUME a candidate has attempted 103 out of 117 questions, of which 98 are correct responses and 5 are wrong resonses. 14 un-attempted questions will be Blanks.

Total Correct Responses (C)
Defined as the number of responses which are answered correctly by the candidate for the total number of valid questions (B)
In the example C = 98
Candidate Score (D)

Total Correct responses (D)
In the example D = 98

Candidate Score to be considered for Normalization (E)
Consider the case where scores will be based on 120. So, score (D) of every candidate is to be prorated i.e. it has to be multiplied by the factor: 120/B
In the example E = (D/B)*100 = (98/117)*120 = 120 = 100.5128205
Now we need to calculate Average and Standard Deviation for each Shift

Calculation of Standard Deviation Example : 9 candidates attended a shift
Xav is the average which is total marks divided by no. of candidates
D or X
(raw score for 120)
X = (X-Xav)
N = 9Total = L = ∑X = 585∑ x² = 4356

Xav = : L /No. of candidates present for that particular shift = 585 / 9 = 65
Standard Deviation = square root of ∑x²/N = square root of 4356/9 = square root of 484 = 22
Total Raw Scores for all candidates in a shift (L)
Sum of Raw candidates raw scores (X) for all candidates in a shift
L = ∑X
In the SD example L = 585
Simple Average (Xav)
Total Raw score for all candidates in a shift (L) / Total candidate (Present) count for a shift
= L /N
Standared Deviation (S)
Calculated at a shift level bases on the candidate’s scores
To be calculated as explained in the example
Normalized Score for each candidate (Xn)

Xn = (S2/S1) * (X-Xav) + Yav

S2Is the SD of the shift with the Highest Average Score taken as base for normalization
S1Standard Deviation for the corresponding shift (to be scaled to S2)
xRaw score of a candidate
XavSimple average of the Shift
YavAverage corresponding to shift with highest Average (taken as base for normalization)

Criteria for choosing the base for normalization is generally taken as the shift with 'Highest Average' of raw scores. Only exception is made if this shift (with highest average) has far less number of candidates as compared to other shifts. In that case we take the next shift with 'highest Average' as base for normalization.

70% of the average attendance is the limit. Any value below this should not be considered for the base. (This percentage can be set to any value)


Flash News

Download 7th CPC DA Order for Central Govt Employees from July 2021 PDF

DA to Central Govt Employees from July 2021 - FinMin Order Download 7th CPC DA Order for Central Govt Employees from July 2021 PDF DA t...