Integral Coach Factory (ICF) located in Chennai is a production unit under the Ministry of Railways who has announced recruitment for the post of Apprentice for the year 2019. Through an official notification they are inviting online application for the Apprentice post in respect of which a total of 992 vacancies has to be filled. The Apprentice post comprises of different job positions that includes Electrician, Carpenter, Painter, Fitter, Mechanist, Passa and Welder.
The Ministry is inviting applications from eligible freshers and Ex-ITI candidates through online mode only for which an official online application link has been posted on their official website “www.icf.indianrailways.gov.in” from 20th May to 24th June 2019 till 05 pm.
Freshers will be recruited for the training post for a period of 2 years during which they will be paid a stipend of Rs. 5700 p/m for the first year and Rs. 6500 p/m in the second year. The Ex-ITI will be selected for the training for a period of 3 years during which they will be paid Rs. 5700 p/m in the first year, Rs. 6500 p/m in the second year and Rs. 7350 p/m in the third year. All the candidates except those belonging to SC/ST/PwBD and Women has to pay a processing fee of Rs.100 online for successful submission of the form. Now, let’s move further and check out other details for the post
I.) Educational Qualification:
a.) Freshers- Should have be at least 10th standard pass or its equivalent with Science and Maths, securing a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
b.) Ex-ITI- Should have passed at least 10th standard or its equivalent with science and Maths, securing a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate; and must also possess a National Trade Certificate in their notified or relevant field issued by the National Council for Vocational Training.
II.) Age Limit:
A candidate must be between 15 years to 24 years of age determined as on 01.10.2019.
- The candidates will be strictly selected on the basis of their marks obtained by them in 10th standard in case of Freshers and in order of marks obtained in 10th standard and ITI course by Ex-ITI candidates, giving equal weightage.
- But, if two candidates’ are marks are found to be equal, then the candidate who is senior is older in age shall be preferred. If, two candidates’ date of birth turns out to be the same then the candidate whose has appeared and passed first in his 10th standard examination shall be preferred.
- The candidates who are freshers will not be given the opportunity to select a trade of their choice. Officers in the administration department will allot trade to freshers from available vacancies at the time of registration of contracts based on their order of merit. Once the fresher candidates are selected, any request for change in trade will not be entertained. The Ex-ITI candidates will be allotted the trade in which they have earned their ITI certificate.
Physical Fitness Standards:
A candidate will be deemed to be physically fit if he meets the conditions applicable under the Apprentices Act, 1961. The shortlisted candidates have to produce a Medical Certificate at the time of document verification in the prescribed form, which must be signed by a Government-authorized gazetted doctor who must be of the rank of Asst. Surgeon of Central/State Hospital or above.
The apprenticeship training will commence on any date after 1st October 2019, which is tentative in nature. Original Transfer Certificate for completion of X/XII/ITI examination must be produced by the candidate during verification of certificate procedure. The ICF administration officials will intimate the selected candidates about their selection via an official email or SMS on their registered email i.d. or their mobile number.