Para-189 of IREM (Vol.1): Promotion Examination Gr-D to Gr-C
by Railway Officer dealing with Selection
In terms of Para-189 of IREM (Vol.-1) issued in 1989, in examination for promotion from Group-D to Group-C, working knowledge of candidates in English is to be assessed. Please clarify whether this Para still holds good or some Correction Slip has been issued in this regard. Also, please inform whether it is optional to follow this Para-189 or it is to be compulsorily followed. Who is competent to exempt applicability of Para-189 of IREM by any Zonal Railway? A doubt has been raised that there is no need to assess working knowledge of English in examination for promotion from Group-D to Group-C in areas lying in A-Region of Rajbhasha Act. In such areas, working knowledge of Hindi is to be assessed. What is the position as per rules??