What is the New Rule for Railway Health Service Recruitment?

The draft recruitment rules of Indian Railway Health Service are available on the official website for 30 days of Ministry of Railways for seeking comments of the stakeholders.

What is the New Rule for Railway Health Service Recruitment?
Indian Railway

Indian Railway: The Ministry of Railways has released Indian Railway Health Service draft recruitment rules. These rules are uploaded on the official website of Indian Railways and ask for comments from stakeholders. 

"The draft recruitment rules of Indian Railway Health Service are available on the official website for 30 days of Ministry of Railways for seeking comments of the stakeholders. Comments/suggestions, if any, on the draft RRs may be sent to email id egrr349@gmail.com," said the Ministry in an official notification on its website on March 9.

It is to be noted that the step is taken in supersession of the Railway Medical Service Recruitment Rules 2000 which was published on February 29, 2000.

UPSC Direct Selection:

Different recruitment rules are drafted by the Ministry for Indian Railway Health Service recruitment, such as the direct recruitment to junior time scale post through Combined Medical Services (CMS) Exam. The CMS exam is held by the UPSC to select Assistant Divisional Medical Officers or the ADMOs which is a junior time scale post. 

However, the eligibility for ADMOs in UPSC exam remains the same in the draft recruitment rule. Until 2018, UPSC held direct recruitment for several railway services by Civil Services exam & Engineering Services exam. After its decision to form Indian Railway Management Service or IRMS, the government has withdrawn the railway posts in Engineering Services Exam and Civil Services exam.

Presently, UPSC would conduct direct recruitment for Indian Railway Medical Services & Railway Protection Force.

According to the draft rule, at junior administrative grade level 12, 5 percent of the appointment will be through direct recruitment. The same at senior scale level 11, 30 percent of the appointment will be through direct recruitment. If suitable candidates are not found by direct recruitment, the vacancies will be filled through promotion.