Archive for December, 2010

Reckoning of Running Allowance as pay for the purpose of deduction of Income Tax


No. F(X)I-91/23/3                           New Delhi, Dated 28-12-2010

As per Standard List I, II, III

Sub: Reckoning of Running Allowance as pay for the purpose of deduction of Income Tax.


In continuation of Board’s letter of even number dated 13.07.2000, a copy of the Notification of Ministry of Finance (Central Board of Direct Taxes) No. S.O. 2820(E) dated 22nd November 2010 regarding substitution of the letters figures and words "Rs.6,000/- per month" with letters, figures and in sub rule (2) in the table against serial number 4 in column 4 is enclosed for information and guidance.
Receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.

(V.Rama Manohar Rao),
Joint Director, Finance (Exp.)-I,
Railway Board

DA : As Above


With the Efforts of AIRF, Railway Board has issued orders for reckoning of Running Allowance as pay for the purpose of deduction of Income Tax.

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Employees may not be able to challenge CAT judgment in SC

Employees may not be able to challenge CAT judgment in SC

Bad news is in store for government employees contesting matters relating to their service conditions in the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) as they may not be able to challenge the judgment in the Supreme Court.
Government employees not satisfied with CAT orders on their service matters will continue to appeal in High Courts as government’s plan to enable them approach the apex court directly has received a thumbs down from the top law officer.
Recently, the Department of Personnel had asked the Law Ministry whether the present system of CAT orders being challenged in High Courts be changed to fast track disposal of cases of government employees relating to their service conditions and employment rules.
The Law Ministry referred the matter to Attorney General Ghoolam Vahanvati who opined against the move saying a 1997 Supreme Court judgment on the issue should continued to be followed.
"As of now, the buck stops here (on the issue)," Law Minister M Veerappa Moily told PTI when asked to comment on Vahanvati’s opinion.
He said his ministry was trying to find a solution. "But I would not like to add anything more to it," he added.
When the CAT was established in 1985 by an Act of Parliament, its rules clearly stated that its judgments on service related matters of state and central government employees can only be challenged in the apex court.
While the same rules is in operation even today, a 1997 Supreme Court ruling held that judicial review is the basic feature of the Constitution and a High Court’s power on judicial review cannot be taken away.
After the judgment, appeals against CAT rulings were entertained in High Courts.
"The Armed Forces Tribunal Act has been borrowed from CAT. Appeals against Tribunal’s orders can only be challenged in the Supreme Court. But in CAT’s case, it has become a three tier system…the entire purpose of CAT has been defeated," said a CAT functionary.
He said while CAT usually disposes off a case in six months, appeal in High Court often takes years.
"They pay Rs 50 as fee to move CAT, but they have to pay thousands of rupees in High Court…if the matter reaches Supreme Court, the time and cost involved is massive," he said.

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RRB scams busted, trial begins

December 24th, 2010

Major scams busted, trial begins

Corruption scandals and financial scams also made their presence felt in 2010. The Central Bureau of Investigation busted a major railway recruitment scam involving the Mumbai RRB chairman, S. M. Sharma, and the ADRM Jagannadham, on September 18.

A chargesheet has been filed against Sharma, his son Vivek Bharadwaj, G. Sethy, senior divisional personnel officer, DRM, Raipur, A.K. Jagannadham and others. The scam involved leaking question papers for the assistant loco pilot and assistant station master examinations held on June 6 and June 13.

The big Satyam scam, exposed last year, progressed this year to the stage where the CBI ensured that the bail of the key accused, Ramalinga Raju, was cancelled by the Supreme Court. The trial has begun and Raju was sent back to jail after spending several months in the comfort of a hospital room.

Source: DC

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CENTRAL RLY Group D 2022 Posts last Date 15-02-2011




Chief Project Manager (Conv.)’s Office, 1st Floor, P.D.Mello Road, Wadi Bunder, Mumbai 400010.

Employment Notice No: RRC/CR/6/2010 dated 15/12/2010.

Closing Date & Time of receipt of applications

1800 hrs. of 15.02.2011

Closing Date & Time of receipt of applications for residents of Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep Islands

1800 hrs of 02.03.2011

Application received after closing date shall not be entertained

Open Market Recruitment

to posts in Pay Band – 1 of Rs.5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs.1800/-


Special Recruitment Drive for Persons With Disabilities.

Railway Recruitment Cell,Central Railway, Mumbai, invites applications from citizens of India and such other candidates declared eligible by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India to fill up the following posts in Pay Band-1 of Rs.5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs.1800/- in Mumbai, Pune, Bhusaval, Nagpur & Solapur Divisions of Central Railway.


Candidates to note that all the Zonal Railways are likely to issue Notification for recruitment to the posts individually. The Physical Efficiency Test will be held by all the Railways during the same period simultaneously. Similarly, the Written Examination for those who qualify in the Physical Efficiency Test will be held on the same day, simultaneously by all the Railways. Candidates should keep this in mind before applying for any particular Notification.

Cat. No

Name of the post

Pay Band & GP(in Rs.)

No.of Vacancies

Medical standard

Suitability for persons with disability VH/OH/ HH

Stages of Exam






Physically Handicapped




















Trackmen Porters, Hamal Khalasis, Safaiwalas Asstt. Pointsman etc.

5200-20200 with GP 1800/-










A-II & below

3% of vacancies have been kept reserved against PH Quota & 20% of vacancies reserved for ESM

1) Passing the Physical Efficiency Test 2) Written Examination 3) Verification of documents

Important Note: This notification also includes Vacancies for recruitment of Persons With Disabilities ( PWD) as part of regular and special recruitment drive. The vacancies reserved for PWD are not separate but included in the total number of vacancies. The vacancies in the peon category are exclusively notified for persons with disability as part of special recruitment drive.



Candidates should possess the qualification of 10th Pass or ITI or equivalent. Candidates appearing at and/or awaiting results of the final examinations of 10th/ITI or equivalent on the date of application are not eligible to apply.


The normal age (in completed years) for the recruitment is 18-33 years reckoned as on 01.01.2011.

The upper age limit is relaxable for the following specified categories to the extent indicated below.

i) By 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST communities.

ii) By 3 years for candidates belonging to OBC communities.

iii) By five years to candidates who have originally been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989.

iv) For Persons with Disabilities (PWD) – 10 years for UR, 13 years for OBC and 15 years for SC/ST candidates.

v) For the serving Railway Staff, the relaxation in upper age limits will be up to 40 years for Unreserved candidates, 45 years for SC/ST candidates and 43 years for OBC candidates, provided they have put in a minimum of 3 years service (continuous or in broken spells).

vi) For the staff of Quasi Administrative Offices of Railway Organisation such as Railway Canteens, Railway Institutes and Railway Co-operative Societies who have put in 3 years service, relaxation of age will be given to the extent of service rendered by them subject to a maximum of 05 years and upper age limit of 38 years.

vii) Upper age limit in case of widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from the husband but not remarried shall be relaxed up to 35 years for Unreserved, 38 years for OBC and 40 years for SC/ST candidates.

viii) The upper age limit in case of course completed Act Apprentices applying for those posts whose minimum qualification is Course completed Act apprenticeship shall be relaxed to the extent of apprentice training undergone by them under the Apprenticeship Act 1961.

ix) For Ex.Servicemen the maximum age should be 33 years + relaxable to the extent of military service + 3 years. Relaxation will be admissible only if the military service before discharge (in case of disability etc.) is not less than 6 months.


(i) Rs.40/- (forty only) payable in a form of crossed Demand Draft from State Bank of India or from any other Nationalized Bank or crossed Indian Postal Order drawn in favour of Assistant Personnel Officer, Railway Recruitment Cell, Central Railway, Mumbai. Remittance of examination fee in any other form will not be accepted. These instruments should not have been issued earlier to 15.12.2010.

(ii) Candidates should write their name and address at the back of the Indian Postal Order/Demand Draft.

2.1 The following categories are exempt from payment of examination fee:

(i) Candidates belonging to SC/ST communities

(ii) Women candidates

(iii) Candidates belonging to minority communities(*)

(iv) Candidates belonging to Economically backward classes.(**)

(v) Persons with Disabilities

(vi) Ex.Servicemen.


(*) Minorities means Muslims,Christians,Sikhs,Buddhistsand Zorastrians (Parsis).

For claiming waiver of examination fee, Minority candidates should furnish ‘self declaration’ as mentioned in Annexure-‘E’ along with application form. At the time of document verification such candidates claiming waiver of examination fee will be required to furnish ‘minority community declaration’ affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper that he/she belongs to any of the above minority community. If the affidavit is not produced during document verification, the candidature will be rejected.

(**) Economically backward classes means, the candidates whose family income is less than Rs.50,000/- per annum.

The following authorities are authorized to issue income certificate for the purpose of identifying economically backward classes:

i) District Magistrate or any other Revenue Officer upto the level of Tehsildar. (ii) Sitting Member of Parliament of Lok Sabha for persons of their own constituency (iii) BPL Card or any other certificate issued by Central Government under recognized poverty alleviation programme or Izzat MST issued by Railways (iv)Union Minister may also recommend to Chairman/RRC for any persons from anywhere in the country (v) Sitting Member of Parliament of Rajya Sabha for persons of the district in which these MPs normally reside. This certificate shall be issued on the letter head of the issuing authority in the format at Annexure-C and enclose with the application.


The suitability of a post for persons with disability has been indicated against each post. In case of some posts, certain vacancies are specifically reserved for them. However, they may also apply as normal candidates against the vacancies earmarked for their respective community, i.e. UR/SC/ST/OBC, for those posts which have been identified suitable for persons with disabilities even if no separate vacancies are earmarked for them.

2.3 Definitions of Disabilities:

(a) Blindness: ‘Blindness’ refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions, namely: (i) total absence of sight; or (ii) visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses; or (iii) limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degree or worse.

(b) Low vision: ‘Person with low vision’ means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device.

(c) Hearing Impairment: ‘Hearing Impairment’ means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.

(d) (i) Locomotor disability: ‘Locomotor disability’ means disability of the bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy.

(ii) Cerebral Palsy: ‘Cerebral Palsy’ means a group of non-progressive conditions of a person characterized by abnormal motor control posture resulting from brain insult or injuries occurring in the pre-natal or infant period of development.

(iii) All the cases of orthopaedically handicapped persons would be covered under the category of ‘locomotor disability or cerebral palsy’

(e) DEGREE OF DISABILITY FOR RESERVATION: Only such persons would be eligible for reservation in services/posts who suffer from not less than 40 per cent of relevant disability. A person who wants to avail of benefit of reservation would have to submit a Disability Certificate issued by a competent authority.

(f) COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO ISSUE A DISABILITY CERTIFICATE: The competent authority to issue a Disability Certificate shall be a medical Board duly constituted by Central or State Government consisting of at least three members out of which at least one shall be a specialist in the particular field for assessing locomotor/cerebral/visual/hearing disability, as the case may be.

(g) Visually Handicapped candidates / those candidates whose writing speed is affected by cerebral palsy can avail the assistance of scribe for writing answers on their behalf. For engaging the scribe the candidate will have to suitably inform the Railway Recruitment Cell in advance as per Annexure- D. The engagement of scribe will be subject to the following conditions:- (i) The candidates will have to arrange their own scribes at their own cost during examination. Separate admit cards will be issued to the scribes accompanying the visually handicapped candidates. Admit card should contain the particulars and photograph of the scribe duly signed by him/her. (ii) The academic qualification of the scribe should be one grade below the qualification prescribed for the post for which recruitment is made (iii) The scribe can be from any academic discipline different from that of the candidate. He/she should not have secured more than 60% marks in the qualification mentioned at (ii) above. (iv) The candidates as well as the scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking (Annexure- D ) along with the application confirming that scribe fulfills all the stipulated eligibility criteria for a scribe as mentioned above. In case it transpires later, that he/she did not fulfill any of the laid down eligibility criteria or there has been suppression of material facts the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled irrespective of the result of the examination. The visually handicapped shall be responsible for any mis-conduct on the part of the scribe brought by him/her. The under taking should be submitted by the visually handicapped candidates whose writing speed is affected by cerebral palsy along with his/her application.

(h) All one eyed candidates and VH candidates whose visual degree of disability is less than 40% shall not be considered as visually handicapped persons and the provision of engaging scribe shall not be applicable to them.

(i) All selected candidates will be subjected to medical examination by Railway Medical Authority at the time of appointment and only those confirming to the medical standards as laid down in the Indian Railway Medical Manual and other extant provisions as the case may be will only be eligible for appointment.

(j) The persons with Disability should have registered in the Special Employment Information Centre and must produce the current Registration Card valid on 01/01/2011.


3.1 Candidates should submit the applications in the format annexed as Annexure- 1 to this Notification.

3.2 The application should be on good quality A-4 size bond paper (80 GSM) using one side only. News paper cuttings should not be used as applications.

3.3 Candidates should ensure that application on a single sheet conforming to the above specifications. The candidates can also download the application format from the web site: Candidates using printed application form from any other source should ensure that it conforms to the prescribed format.

3.4 Candidates should fill up the application form in his/her own handwriting either in Hindi or in English with black ball point pen only.

3.5 The candidates shall mention their order of priority / choice for PET & Posting if found suitable in the column -1 of the application form. Mere indicating their choice in Column -1 does not confer the right for posting (if found suitable)/PET. This choice is being asked for Railway’s Administrative convenience only.

3.6 Photograph: one recent ( not earlier than three months from the date of application ) colour passport size photograph with clear front view of the candidate without cap and sun glasses should be pasted on the application form in the space provided. The candidate should sign in the space provided in the box below the photograph. Two identical extra colour pass port size photograph should be enclosed with the application indicating candidates name on the reverse of the photograph. Candidates may note that RRC may reject at any stage for pasting old/unclear photograph on the application or for any significant variations between photograph pasted on the application and actual physical appearance of the candidate.

3.7 Candidates should tick (ü) mark their community in the appropriate box at column No.5 of the application. The candidates with Physical Disabilities shall tick (ü) mark in column No. 6 of the application form.

3.8 The candidate should fill the column No.7 of the application form in English only indicating his address with PIN code, even though application is in Hindi. The candidates belonging to SC/ST communities should fill the nearest Railway Station for the purpose of issuing free Railway Pass in column No.7

3.9 Candidates belonging to SC/ST communities should produce a community certificate in the format given in Annexure -A of this Notification.

3.10 Candidates belonging to OBC community should produce a community certificate in the format given in Annexure -B of this notification.

3.11 The candidates seeking age relaxation under any category as mentioned at para 1.2 above shall tick (ü) the appropriate box in the column No.14 of the application form.

3.12 Candidates who have already been debarred for life from appearing in all the examinations conducted by the Railway Recruitment Boards/Railway Recruitment Cells or those who have been debarred for a specified period which is yet to be over are not eligible to apply.

3.13 Candidates should send their applications sufficiently in advance to reach this office on or before the closing date. Railway Recruitment Cell/CR will not be responsible for any postal delay or wrong delivery of applications and no correspondence will be entertained.

3.14 The Candidates should copy the declaration at column No.19 of the application form in his/her own handwriting. Otherwise their applications will be rejected.

3.15 The candidates should put their left hand thumb impression at the designated box in the application form. The thumb impression must be

clear and complete. Applications without left hand thumb impression will be summarily rejected.

3.16 In item No.13 of the application form the candidate should indicate any clear/visible marks of identification on their body like ‘a mole on the nose’ or ‘cut mark on the forehead’, etc. The application form of the candidate is liable to be rejected if he/she does not indicate identification marks.


4.1 The filled in application form along with the required documents should be addressed to the Assistant Personnel Officer (Recruitment), Railway Recruitment Cell, Central Railway, Chief Project Manager (Conv.)’s Office, 1st Floor, P.D.Mello Road, Wadi Bunder, Mumbai 400010.

4.2 On the envelop containing the application it should be clearly been written “APPLICATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO THE POSTS IN PAY BAND-1 + GRADE PAY RS.1800/-”.

4.3 The application should be sent by post so as to reach this Office on or before the closing date and time mentioned above. The filled in applications can also be dropped in the boxes kept for the purpose in the premises of the Railway Recruitment Cell at the above mentioned address on or before the closing date and time.

5. ONLY ONE APPLICATION: Each candidate should send only one application. Candidates submitting multiple applications will not be considered. Even if such a candidate gets selected inadvertently, he/she will not be offered appointment later on.


6.1 The recruitment procedure consists of Physical Efficiency Test (PET) followed by Written Examination and Medical Examination.

6.2 Candidates who fulfill the eligibility conditions will be called for a Physical Efficiency Test (PET). A separate call letter indicating date, time and venue will be sent to all the eligible candidates.

6.3 Physical Efficiency Test (PET): Passing the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in nature. The criterion for the PET is as under:-

For male candidates

For female candidates

Should be able to run for a distance of 1500 meters in six minutes in one chance.

Should be able to run for a distance of 400 meters in three minutes in one chance.

6.4 Only those candidates who qualify in the PET will be called for the Written Examination. A separate call letter indicating date, time & venue will be sent to the qualified candidates to attend for the Written Exam.

6.5 The persons with disabilities are exempted from appearing for PET.

6.6 Ex- servicemen are exempted from PET and Written Test.

6.7 Written Examination: Written Examination consists of objective type multiple choice question paper based on 10th class standard to assess the general knowledge/awareness/mathematics/reasoning etc.

6.8 The question paper will be printed in Hindi and English and also in any one or more of the following regional languages preferred by the candidates –Marathi Kannada in the application form.Negative Marking: There will be negative marking for marking wrong answers. 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

6.9 The candidates will be called for the verification of the original certificates based on the merit of the written examination.

6.10 The final recruitment panel will be strictly based on merit position obtained in written examination.


7.1 Candidates before applying should carefully read the instructions and ensure that he/she fulfills all eligibility conditions at the time of submission of applications.

7.2 The number of vacancies shown in this notification are provisional and the same is liable to increase or decrease depending upon the actual needs of the administration.

7.3 Priority of choice for PET & posting if found suitable be indicated in Column No.1 of the Application Form.

7.4 Selected candidates are liable to be posted anywhere in Central Railway.

7.5 Mere selection and empanelment does not confer any right of appointment to the candidates.

7.6 Admission of the candidate at all stages of recruitment will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed conditions.

7.7 Railway Recruitment Cell reserves the right to alter the modus of examinations or conduct re-PET/re-examination or cancel part or whole of any process of recruitment at any stage.

7.8 Under any circumstances no damage/loss or re-fund of examination fee will be made.

7.9 Medical examination: The candidates recommended for appointment will have to pass the requisite medical fitness test(s) conducted by the Railway Administration to ensure that the candidates are medically fit to carry out the duties connected with the post. Only those candidates who are medically fit would be offered appointment.

7.10 Candidates recommended for a particular category of post with a higher medical classification will not be considered for any alternative post with lower medical classification in the event of their medical unfitness.

8. Enclosures to the Application:

Candidates should enclose self-attested photocopies of the relevant certificates as mentioned below. Original certificates should not be enclosed.

8.1 Demand Draft/Indian Postal Order towards the examination fee, wherever applicable.

8.2 Certificates in proof of the Date of Birth. Only 10th class or school leaving certificate will be accepted.

8.3 Certificates in proof of educational/technical qualifications.

8.4 Community certificates for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC communities.

8.5 Physical Disability Certificate for candidates applying for quota reserved for them.

8.6 Income certificate for economically backward class candidates availing fee concession.

8.7 Self-declaration for candidates belonging to minority communities availing fee concession.

8.8 For Ex-Servicemen, discharge card/certificate. & Army Class –I certificate or equivalent in support of Military Service/Educational Qualification.


Candidates are requested to read all instructions thoroughly before sending their applications. Otherwise their applications are likely to be rejected on one or more of the following reasons:

9.1 Applications received after the closing date & time of employment notification.

9.2 Postal orders/Demand Drafts not enclosed or less fee enclosed or invalid IPO/DD, i.e., IPO/DD purchased before the date of issue of employment notice.

9.3 Applications not in the prescribed format or which are incomplete/illegible in any manner.

9.4 Candidates not in possession of the required educational qualifications on the date of applying or are underaged/overaged as on 01.01.2011.

9.5 More than one application submitted by the same candidate.

9.6 Applications without photo/latest photo not being affixed.

9.7 Applications without the declaration being re-produced by the candidates in the application.

9.8 Applications without signature or with signatures in capital letters or with different signatures at different places.

9.9 Left hand thumb impression not affixed or is blurred/smudged.

9.10 Copies of required enclosures as mentioned in para 8.4 not enclosed.

9.11 More than one application submitted in single envelope.

9.12 Applications which are not addressed to the Assistant Personnel Officer (Recruitment), Railway Recruitment Cell, Central Railway.

9.13 Applications which are filled in a language other than Hindi/English.

9.14 Any other irregularity noticed and considered invalid by the RRC.

9.15 Identification marks column not filled up in application form.

9.16 Candidate’s name figuring in debarred list.

9.17 Applications received after closing the date of the employment notification.


10.1 Candidates are warned that they should not furnish any particulars that are false or suppress any material information while filling up the Application Form.

10.2 Candidates shall not bring or attempt to bring any political or other influence to further his/her interest in respect of recruitment.

10.3 Misconduct on the part of the candidate at any part of the recruitment process is strictly prohibited.

10.4 Indulgence in the above practices will result in the rejection of the candidature at any time.

10.5 Action as deemed fit necessary including criminal action will be taken by the RRC against candidates found guilty of submitting fabricated/forged/tampered certificates, using unfair means during PET or written examination, mis-behaviour at venues where PET is conducted or written exam centres, etc.


SC–Scheduled Caste; ST-Scheduled Tribe; OBC-Other Backward Classes; UR-Un-reserved; ESM- Ex.Servicemen; PWD – Persons with Disabilities VH-Visually Handicapped; HH-Hearing Handicapped; OH-Orthopedically Handicapped; B – Blind; LV – low vision; OL – one leg; OA – one armed man; BL – both legged; OAL – one arm and one leg; PET – Physical Efficiency Test.

12. Note:

A copy of the employment notification, Application Format, Annexures are also placed on the official website of Central Railway


Beware of Touts and job racketeers trying to deceive you by false promises of securing job in Railways either through influence or by use of unfair or unethical means. Candidates will be selected purely as per merit. Please beware of unscrupulous elements and do not fall in their trap.


Any legal matter arising out of this employment notice shall fall within the legal jurisdiction of Central Administrative Tribunal, Mumbai only.

IMPORTANT: Railway Recruitment Cell, Central Railway has not appointed any agents or coaching centres for action on its behalf. Candidates are warned against any such claims being made by persons/agencies.

Deputy Chief Personnel Officer ( Recruitment )

Railway Recruitment Cell / Central Railway

Annexure ‘A’


1. Form of Certificate to be produced by a candidate belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe in support of Claim

This is to certify that Shri/Smt/Kum* ……………. Son/Daughter* of ………….. of village /town* ……………District/Division* ……………………… of state/Union Territory* …………… belongs to the ……… Caste/Tribe * which is recognized as Scheduled Caste/Schedule Tribe* under

The Constitution (Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes) order , 1950

The Constitution (Scheduled Caste/Tribe) (Union Territories) order , 1951 ( as amended by the Schedule Caste and Scheduled Tribes Lists Modification) Order 1956 the Bombay Reorganisation Act 1960, the Punjab Reorganisation Act, 1966, the State of Himachal Pradesh Act, 1970, the North Eastern Areas Reorganisation Act 1971 and the Scheduled Tribes Order ( Amendment Act, 1976.

The Constitution (Jammu & Kashmir) Scheduled Caste order , 1956

The Constitution (Jammu & Kashmir) Scheduled Tribes order , 1956

The Constitution (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) Scheduled Tribes order , 1962

The Constitution (Dadra and Nagar Haveli) Scheduled Caste order , 1962

The Constitution (Dadra and Nagar Haveli) Scheduled Tribes order , 1962

The Constitution (Pondicherry) Scheduled Caste order , 1964

The Constitution Scheduled Tribes (Uttar Pradesh) order , 1967

The Constitution (Goa, Daman and Diu) Scheduled Caste order , 1968

The Constitution (Goa, Daman and Diu) Scheduled Tribes order , 1968

The Constitution (Nagaland) Scheduled Tribes order , 1970

The Constitution (Sikkim) Scheduled Caste order , 1978

The Constitution (Sikkim) Scheduled Tribes order , 1978

2. Application in the case of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Persons who have migrated from one State/Union Territory

This certificate is issued on the basis of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe certificate issued to Shri/Smt/Kum*……………………………Father/Mother of Shri /Smt./Kum ………………………. In District/Division*…………………………………….Of State/Union Territory………………….. who belongs to the ……………………………… Caste/Tribe*which is recognized as a Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe* in State/Union Territory* …………………………. issued by the ……………………. (name of prescribed authority) vide their No. ……………. dated ……………

3. Shri/Smt/Kum*……………………………………… and of his/her * family ordinarily reside(s) in village/town* …………………… of …………………………. District/ Division* of State/Union Territory of ………………………….. place …………………… State/Union Territory Signature ………………. Date ……………… Designation ( with seal of office) …………………………

(*) Please delete the words which are not applicable

Please quote specific presidential offer (*). Delete the Paragraph which is not applicable.

Note: The term* Ordinarily resides* used will have the same meaning as in Section 30 of the Representation of the Peoples Act, 1950.

Annexure ‘B’

Form of Certificate to be produced by Other Backward Classes applying for appointment to post under Government of India

This is to certify that Shri/Smt/Kum* …………………………….. Son/Daughter* of …………….. of village …………………………………………… District/Division* ……………………… in ……………………….. State belongs to the ………………community which is recognized as a backward class under:

1)Resolution No.12011/68/93-BCC(C) dated 10th September 1993, published in the Gazette of India – Extraordinary – part 1 Section 1, No.186 dated 13th September 1993.

2)Resolution No.12011/9/94-BCC dated 19th October 1994, published in the Gazette of India – Extraordinary – part 1 Section 1, No.163 dated 20th October 1994.

3)Resolution No.12011/7/95-BCC dated 24th May 1995, published in the Gazette of India – Extraordinary – part 1 Section 1, No.88 dated 25th May 1995.

4) Resolution No.12011/44/96-BCC dated 6th December 1996, published in the Gazette of India – Extraordinary – part 1 Section 1, No.210 dated 11th December 1996.

5) Resolution No.12011/68/93-BCC published in the Gazette of India – Extraordinary No.129 dated 8th July 1997

6) Resolution No.12011/12/96-BCC published in the Gazette of India – Extraordinary No.164 dated 1st Sept. 1997

7) Resolution No.12011/99/94-BCC published in the Gazette of India – Extraordinary No.236 dated 11th Dec 1997

8) Resolution No.12011/13/97-BCC published in the Gazette of India – Extraordinary No.239 dated 3rd Dec.1997.

9) Resolution No.12011/12/96-BCC published in the Gazette of India – Extraordinary No.166 dated 3rd Aug.1998

10) Resolution No.12011/68/93-BCC published in the Gazette of India – Extraordinary No.171 dated 6th Aug.1998

11) Resolution No.12011/68/98-BCC published in the Gazette of India – Extraordinary No.241 dated 27th Oct.1999

12) Resolution No.12011/88/98-BCC published in the Gazette of India – Extraordinary No.270 dated 6th Dec.1999

13) Resolution No.12011/36/99-BCC published in the Gazette of India – Extraordinary No.71 dated 4th April 2000.

Shri/Smt/Kum*………………………………………… and /or his/her * family ordinarily reside(s) in ………………………………………. District/ Division* of…………………………… State. This is also to certify that he/she does not belong to the persons/sections ( Creamy Layer) mentioned in column 3 of the Schedule to the Government of India, Department of Personnel & Training OM No.36012/22/93- Estt (SCT) dated 8/9/1993.

Date: District Magistrate/

Dy. Commissioner etc.


Note: The term* Ordinarily resides* used will have the same meaning as in Section 30 of the Representation of the Peoples Act, 1950.

Annexure ‘C’


Income certificate for waiver of examination fees for examinations for Economically Backward Classes.

1. Name of candidate :

2. Father’s name :

3. Age :

4. Residential Address :

5. Annual Family Income :

(in words & figures)

6. Date of issue :

7. Signature : ________________________________

(Name of issuing authority)

8. Stamp of issuing authority :

Annexure ‘D’


EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT FOR Pay Band – I, Rs.5200-20200 with

Grade Pay Rs. 1800/-

Particulars of the Scribe proposed to be engaged by the candidate with VH

Photograph duly signed by the scribe.


CANDIDATE ……………………………………………

2. DATE OF BIRTH ……………………………………………

3. CENTRE/SUBCENTRE OF EXAM ……………………………………………


4. NAME OF THE SCRIBE ……………………………………………

5. FATHER’S NAME OF THE SCRIBE ……………………………………………

6. ADDRESS OF THE SCRIBE ……………………………………………

(a) PERMANENT ADDRESS ……………………………………………


(b) POSTAL ADDRESS ……………………………………………



THE SCRIBE ……………………………………………


TO THE CANDIDATE. ……………………………………………


We hereby declare that the particulars furnished above are true and correct to the best of our knowledge and belief. We have read/been read out the instructions of the Railway Recruitment Cell regarding conduct of the visually challenged candidates/scribes at this examination and hereby undertake to abide by them.

(Signature of the candidate) (Signature of the Scribe)

Annexure ‘E’

Declaration for Minority Community Candidates

It is declared that I,………………………………………… belong to the ……………. Religion which is Minority Community. Therefore, I seek exemption from the payment of Examination Fee. I shall submit the “ Minority Community Declaration’ affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper at the time of verification of the documents, in case I am found suitable.





Application for Recruitment in Pay Band-1 of Rs.5200- 20200 – Grade Pay Rs.1800 in Central Railway Annexure -1

Railway Recruitment Cell / Central Railway

Employment Notice Number – RRC/CR/6/2010

For Office use only:

Control Number:

Roll Number :

1. Preference of choice for PET & Posting : (Indicate your order of priority / choice in the box below as

I, II, III, IV, V). ————————————–







| Paste Recent Colour |

| Passport Size Photo |

| (Not older than 3 months) |

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2. Name of Candidate: | |


| | Signature of the candidate


3. Father’s name:

4.Date of Birth: ( DD/MM/YYYY):

5. Community: ( Tick ü ):





6.Are you Physically Disabled:




7. Address for communication:














Nearest railway Station:

( In English only for issue of free railway pass for SC /ST candidates)


Marital Status

Contact Phone No. with STD Code


Fee exemption

13. Visible Marks of Identification :

( moles etc on your body)



14. Do you seek age relaxation under any of the categories mentioned below? ( Tick ü appropriate box)




Physically Disabled

Course Completed Act Apprentice

Judicially separated / divorced woman / widow

Serving Employee


15. Educational Qualifications:


University / Board

Year of passing


% of marks

SSC / 10th class



16. List of Documents enclosed: (fill in the details of the copies of certificates / documents enclosed.)







17. Details of IPO /Demand Draft enclosed with the application: 18. Choice of Language for written examination:

Name of the Post office / Bank

Serial Number & Date


19. Declaration by the candidate: (copy the passage in the box below in your own hand writing):

I hereby declare that all the particulars given above by me are true and to the best of my knowledge. I am aware that in the event of any information furnished by me is found false / incorrect at any stage, my candidature will be rejected summarily and I am also liable for criminal action. I will abide

by the instructions given in the notification.



Left hand Thumb Impression

Signature of the applicant

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Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation


RBE Np.176/2010.

NO.E(P&A)ll-2010/HRA-2                                   New Delhi, dated 08 –12-2010

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units etc.
(As per mailing lists No.I&III)

Sub: Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation.

Ref: Board’s letters No.
(i) E(P&A)ll-87/HRA-15 dated 16-5-1988
(ii) E(P&A)ll-95/HRA-3 dated 14-2-1996
(iii) E(P&A)ll-99/HRA-2 dated 12-7-1999 & 16-3-2000
(iv) E(P&A)ll-2002/HRA-4 dated 16-10-2002 and,
(v) E(P&A)ll-2002/HRA-4 dated 9-5-2003

Attention is invited to Board’s letters quoted above delegating powers to the General Managers and other Heads of Organisations directly controlling allotment of quarters to railway servants for sanction of House Rent Allowance in accordance with the prescribed conditions to the categories of railway employees specified therein. This delegation of powers was valid upto 31-3-2010.

2. The question of renewing this delegation of powers beyond 31.3.2010 has been engaging the attention of the Board. On the basis of the reports received from the Zonal Railways and Production Units, the matter has been considered and the Board have decided to renew the sanction contained in para 5 of their letter dated 16.5.1988 ibid and as amended modified from time to time, w.e.f 1-4-2010 upto 31-3-2017 where after the question of renewing this delegation will be considered by the Board and a fresh sanction, if necessary, issued on the basis of reports received from the General Managers etc. Directly controlling allotment of quarters, in regard to the position of availability of railway accommodation under their control.

3. In case at any point of time it transpires that some accommodation is likely to remain vacant/un-occupied due to lack of demand, it should be made compulsory to submit applications for such types where there is surplus accommodation, and consequently, the employees entitled for such types would not be eligible to draw House Rent Allowance.

4. This delegation is also subject to the over-riding condition that these orders are liable to be withdrawn/modified at any time during this period, if it is considered necessarily by the Board to do so.

5. This has the approval of the President and issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

6. Kindly acknowledge receipt.

(Salim Md.Ahmed)
Deputy Director, Estt.(P&A)Ill,
Railway Board.

Source: IRTSA

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Railways Procurement Scam : Mamata Turns To CBI

Railways Procurement Scam :

Mamata Turns To CBI

BHOPAL : Much to the consternation of corrupt senior officials, Minister for Railways Mamata Banerjee has asked the CBI to investigate corruption in Indian Railways Procurement System. The move comes almost six months after The Statesman reported the nexus between suppliers, the Railway Board, and Research Standard and Design Organization (RDSO) that has siphoned off at least Rs 50,000 crore from the public exchequer over the past decade.

The CBI probe is restricted to corruption in the purchase of 20 items and does not extend to hundreds of others where the same process of restricted competition and grossly inflated prices for kickbacks continues.

Interestingly, the minister’s decision to involve the CBI comes at a time when the Railways’ vigilance department appears to have begun achieving some success in its investigations, item by item. Sources in Rail Bhavan have told that a senior director in the Railway Board has been found guilty in the scam surrounding the first item investigated ~ Odour Control Systems ~ by the vigilance department which has recommended the harshest penalty for him. If investigations continue apace, many more skeletons will tumble out of a richly stocked Board closet.

The move to involve the CBI follows questions submitted by MPs in the stalled Parliament session about the scam and the Railways whistleblower Mr Atul Kumar. Listed for oral answer on 10 December in the Rajya Sabha was MP and senior Congress leader Mr Motilal Vora’s question about "the bungling of Rs 10,000 crore by mechanical department every year" and asking for information on "the steps taken by the government so far to ascertain the truth". Mr Vora also asked for names of officials who took bribes from Kolkata-based firm M/s Pioneer Friction.

Despite assurances by Mamta Banerjee early in her tenure and the CBI’s involvement in the the M/s Pioneer Friction case for over a year, no official has yet been named or punished.

Two related questions were also submitted for written answer in the Lok Sabha on 9 December. MPs Mr Vishwa Mohan Kumar and Mr Abdul Rahman asked for statistics on cases of corruption reported in Railways and action taken against officials over the past three years. Lok Sabha MPs Mr Shafiqur Rahman Barq, Mr Ravindra Kumar Pandey, Mr Bhola Singh, and Mr Sanjay Jaiswal jointly asked for details on corruption in procurement, whether suppliers sell articles to Railways at prices much higher than market prices, and the total loss suffered.

Crucially, though, and despite Mamta Banerjee’s move to call in the CBI, old and new procurement scams still continue given that the same flawed approval system and Lucknow-based RDSO’s near-total control over it persists. Railways have not announced any changes in procurement policy that would introduce true competition, break cartels and bring down prices.

The recommendations of the Minister for Railways – appointed expert committee on RDSO still remain to be implemented. The committee’s recommendations include a complete overhaul of the supplier approval system and a transfer of both approvals and inspections away from RDSO. The expert committee report, which was last heard to be stuck with the Member, Mechanical, Railway Board, for months, is in danger of being swallowed by the bureaucratic black hole.

There are still no cost-estimation cells to determine market prices when new items or specifications are introduced for purchase. "Expressions of interest" still do not get wide publicity so that the most able Indian manufacturers can compete. Works contracts, with even more margin for corruption than supply contracts, have not been brought under e-procurement. And, there is yet no centralised system via which zones can inform each other about rogue firms.

Furthermore, according to Mr Atul Kumar, who first brought the massive scam to the knowledge of the Railway Board, the victimisation has not stopped. Mr Kumar told that after yet another unceremonious transfer, intended to hound him out of Kolkata, he felt forced to apply for VRS. But, with over three months having passed since the application, it appears the Railway Board, unhappy with the exposure, is now not even allowing him to retire.


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SCRly total 8730 vacancies of Grade Pay-1800 Hurry 10/ITI Holders, last date 14/02/2011

Government of India
Ministry of Railways

South Central Railway (SCR)

Railway Recruitment Cell/ Secunderabad invites applications from citizens of India and

such other candidates declared eligible by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India to fill up the following posts  in Pay Band-1 of Rs. 5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/-

  1. Trackman  : 5005 posts

  2. Yard Potter : 1100 posts

  3. Helper-II : 2061 posts

  4. Hamal : 380 posts

  5. Safaiwala : 139 posts

  6. Peon : 45 posts

Age : 18-33 years as on 01/01/2011. Relaxation in age as per rules.
Application Fee :  Candidates should possess the qualification of 10th Pass or ITI or equivalent . Candidates appearing at and/or awaiting results of the final examinations of 10th/ITI or equivalent
Application Fee :  Rs.40/- payable in a form of crossed Demand Draft from State Bank of India or from any other Nationalized Bank or crossed Indian Postal Order drawn in favour of Assistant Personnel Officer, Railway Recruitment Cell, Secunderabad – 500071.

How to Apply :  The filled in application form along with the required documents should be addressed to the Assistant Personnel Officer (Recruitment), Railway Recruitment Cell, Rail Nilayam, South Central Railway, Secunderabad – 500071 on or before 14/02/2011.

Please visit for details and application format.
Railway Recruitment Cell, Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad – 500071

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North Eastern Railway Gorakhpur, U.P. has Published an Employment Notice for filling up of 4708 Group ‘D’ Posts in North Eastern Railway and DLW/Varanasi.

North Eastern Railway Gorakhpur, U.P. has Published an Employment Notice for filling up of 4708 Group ‘D’ Posts in North Eastern Railway and DLW/Varanasi.

North Eastern Railway Gorakhpur Invites application for following Group ‘D’ Posts-

1. Group – D / DLW

  • Helper Khalasi
  • TOTAL : 128 Posts

2. Coupling Khalasi (Optg.)

  • L-C Porter (Optg.)
  • Box Porter (Optg.)
  • L.C. Porter (Optg.)
  • Kantawala/Shunt Man (Optg.)

TOTAL : 572 Posts

3. Gate Man (Optg.)

  • Helper/Trolleyman (Sig.)
  • TOTAL : 34 Posts

4. Hamal (Comml.)

  • Hamal (Comml.)
  • Helper Khalasi (Mech.)
  • Helper (Elect.)
  • Helper (Elect. TRD)
  • Helper (Mech.)
  • Helper Khalasi (Elect.)
  • Helper (Tele.)
  • Helper (Sig.) Diesel Khalasi (D. Shed)

TOTAL : 1188 posts

5. Trackman/Gangman (Eng.)

  • Trackman/Gangman (Eng.)
  • Trackman/Gangman (Eng.)

TOTAL : 1953 posts

6. Helper – II (Mech.)

  • Helper – II (Elect.)
  • Helper – II (Mech.)
  • Peon (Optg.)
  • Running Room (Bearer)
  • Helper Khalasi (Depo)
  • Khalasi (Elect.)
  • Helper-II (Bridge)
  • Helper (Signal)
  • Helper (Bridge Workshop)

TOTAL : 687 Posts

7. Safaiwala (Comml.)

  • Safaiwala (Medical)
  • Safaiwala (Medical)
  • Safaiwala (Mech.)
  • Safaiwala (Comml.)
  • Safaiwala (Depo)
  • Safaiwala (Mech.)

TOTAL : 146 Posts

Age : 18 to 33 years and will be reckoned as on 01.01.2011

Qualification : Minimum 10th pass or ITI or equivalent. Those candidates who are appearing in and/or awaiting results of final examination of class 10th are not eligible. Academic qualification must be from recognized Educational Institution/Board, otherwise candidature will be rejected.

Pay-Scale : Pay Band 1 of Rs. 5200-20200 with grade pay Rs. 1800.

Examination Fee : The Examination fee for unreserved and OBC candidates is Rs 40/- . Candidates belonging to SC/ST/ Women/ Minority Community and Economically Weaker Section and PH category are exempted from payment of examination fees 5.2 The Examination fee should be paid in the form of Account Payee Demand Draft from any Nationalised Bank or Indian Postal Order from any Post Office drawn in favour of ‘Asstt. Personnel Officer (Recruitment), RRC, N .E.Railway and payable at Gorakhpur. Validity of Bank Draft/Pay order should be of at least six months.

Closing Date: 12.02.2011

For More Information CLICK HERE

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Maharashtra Minister’s Salary hike from 29,000/- to 67,000/- per month with annual burden of 55crore it is apart from MLA/MLC’s Salary. Whereas state’s debt is 1,91,000 crore, yearly interest paying on debt is 16,000 crore. Already CommonMan in Maharashtra paying more taxes compare to other state

Maharashtra State ministers and MLAs to get hefty salary hike

Chief minister Chavan has proposed a substantial hike in salaries and perks for himself, the deputy chief minister, ministers, ministers of state, presiding officers, opposition leaders and legislators.
"The cabinet has approved the proposal. Once it is brought to the notice of both Houses, an official circular will be promulgated to give effect to the cabinet decision," a senior Congress minister said.
The minister said there was no doubt that the CM and cabinet members were entitled to a furnished bungalow and adequate secretarial staff, but their pay packages were meager compared to the private sector and bureaucracy. "Look at the salary packages of bureaucrats and the IPS top-brass . A fresh IAS or IPS officer draws a monthly salary of Rs 40,000-45,000, whereas the CM’s monthly salary is less than Rs 30,000," he said.
New pay burden will be Rupees 55 crore
They too get furnished accommodation like cabinet members, but their monthly salaries, particularly after implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission, were satisfactory.
The minister admitted that at a time when the state’s debt burden had crossed the Rs 1.91 lakh crore mark, and when it was paying well over Rs 16,000 crore per year as interest on loans, Chavan’s decision was bound to attract huge criticism . "It’s a fact that we are enhancing salaries when the state is passing through an economic crisis, but the salary hike is inevitable," he said.
The cabinet member said that while the annual burden on the state exchequer towards the salaries and allowances of ministers was Rs 35 crore, with the revised pay package, it will be Rs 55 crore. "Compared to the Plan size and non-planned expenditure of the state, the amount is meager," he said.
Chavan has proposed an increase in basis salary, and the telephone, daily meeting and conveyance allowances from Rs 29,000 per month to Rs 67,000. "Compared to the status of a cabinet member, it’s meagre," he said.
Source : The Times of India

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Fresh empanelment of private hospitals and revision of Room Rent applicable under CGHS

No: S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (Part I)

Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 16th November , 2010


Subject:     Fresh empanelment of private hospitals and revision of Room Rent applicable under CGHS.

        The undersigned is directed to state that CGHS had initiated action for fresh empanelment of private hospitals under CGHS and also for the revision of package rates (which were fixed in 2006-07), to be paid to hospitals, by floating tender for the same. On the basis of the responses received package rates for various procedures / treatments have been arrived at and have been uploaded in the website of\cghsnew\index.asp and can be downloaded.

2.        “Package Rate” shall mean and include lump sum cost of inpatient treatment / day care / diagnostic procedure for which a CGHS beneficiary has been permitted by the competent authority or for treatment under emergency from the time of admission to the time of discharge including (but not limited to) –
(i) Registration charges,
(ii) Admission charges,
(iii) Accommodation charges including patients diet,
(iv) Operation charges,
(v) Injection charges,
(vi) Dressing charges,
(vii) Doctor / consultant visit charges,
(viii) ICU / ICCU charges,
(ix) Monitoring charges,
(x) Transfusion charges,
(xi) Anesthesia charges,
(xii) Operation theatre charges,
(xiii) Procedural charges / surgeon’s fee,
(xiv) Cost of surgical disposables and all sundries used during hospitalization,
(xv) Cost of medicines,
(xvi) Related routine and essential investigations,
(xvii) Physiotherapy charges etc.
(xviii) Nursing care and charges for its services.

(b)         Cost of Implants / stents / grafts is reimbursable in addition to package rates as per CGHS ceiling rates for Implants / stents / grafts or as per actual, in case there is no CGHS prescribed ceiling rates.

(c)         Treatment charges for new born baby are separately reimbursable in addition to delivery charges for mother.

d)         The hospitals empanel led under CGHS shall not charge more than the package rates / rates.

2.2         Package rates envisage upto a maximum duration of indoor treatment as follows:

                12 days for Specialised (Super Specialties) treatment;
                7 days for other Major Surgeries;
                3 days for Laparoscopic surgeries / normal deliveries; and
                1 day for day car e / Minor (OPD) surgeries.

2.3         However, there are certain procedures where there is no prescribed package rate under CGHS. Similarly, there are medical emergencies where the treatment is mainly conservative. The admissible amount in such cases is calculated item wise, room rent, procedures, investigation , etc., .

        Therefore , it has now been decided to revise the rates applicable for room rent (Accommodation Charges) for different categories of wards as given below:
                General ward -Rs.1000/- per day
                Semi-private ward -Rs. 2000/ – per day
                Private ward -Rs.3000/- per day

3.         CGHS beneficiaries are entitled to facilities of private, semi-private or general ward depending on their basic pay / pension. The entitlement is as follows:-

S. No.

Basic Pay (without the inclusion of grade pay)



Upto Rs. 13,950/-

General Ward


Between Rs.13,951/ – and Rs.19,530/-



Rs. 19,540/- and above

Private Ward

4.2         This issues with the concurrence of Internal Finance Division in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, vide Dy. No: AS & FA / 3932 /2010 dated the 8th November , 2010.

        The revised rates will come into effect from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum.

        A copy of this Office Memorandum along with rate list and a copy of MOA are placed on the internet at

[R Ravi ]
[Tel: 2306 3483]


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