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Railway Recruitment Board, Thiruvananthapuram, was constituted in March 1983 under the name of Railway Service Commission, Thiruvananthapuram. It caters to the recruitment needs of all Group 'C' vacancies of Thiruvananthapuram, Palghat and Madurai Divisions of Southern Railway. The candidates recruited by this Recruitment Board are, however, liable to be posted anywhere on Southern Railway.

The selection is based purely on merit and is subject to the rules and regulations framed by the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board). Reservations of posts for candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Castes (Non-creamy layer) (OBC-NCL), Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), Persons with benchmark disabilities (PwBD) and Ex-servicemen (ExSM),  are made in accordance with rules framed by the Government of India from time to time.

Railway Recruitment Board, Thiruvananthapuram, functions directly under the control of Railway Recruitment Control Board, Ministry of Railways, Rail Bhawan, Raisina Road, New Delhi - 110 001.


1.  The particulars of its organization, functions and duties:

Particulars of this Organization function and duties are published above and also under the Tab “About us”.  Our website address is

2.  The powers and duties of its officers and employees:

Chairman – Chairman is the over all in charge of the Railway Recruitment Board. The various stages of recruitment process are governed/controlled under the control and guidance of the Chairman.  It also includes various exam related confidential work; Coordinating with Railway Board, other RRBs, Zonal Railway, Railway Divisions and other offices in connection with various recruitment and other related issues.

Assistant Secretary – Arranging infrastructure, manpower etc for the execution of various type of examinations are done in consultation with Chairman. The Administration of RRB office including staff matter is executed under him.

Ministerial staff – In addition to the day to day activities of an office, the services of staff are also utilized for the execution of various exam related work.

3.  The procedure followed in the decision making process including channels of supervision and accountability:

Organization structure of Railway Recruitment Board is as given below-:

  • Ministry Of Railways  (Railway Board)
  • Railway Recruitment Control Board (RRCB)
  • Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)

Formulation of Policies and decision making are done at Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) level. These are implemented through RRCB. RRBs are accountable to RRCB and supervised by them.

4.  The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions:

This RRB is discharging the duties based on the rules, regulations and procedures set by Railway Board as well as clauses in RRB Manual.

5.  The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions:

The details regarding rules and regulation direction etc are contained in RRB Manual, Indian Railway Establishment Manual and orders/Circulars issued by Railway Board from time to time which are published in the website

6.  A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control:

Our office deals with recruitment of candidates as per the requirements of Zonal Railway. Hence the document regarding Indents placed by the Zonal Railway, details of candidates applied, appeared for exams, selected, rejected etc are in the custody of this office. Document of rules, policies, procedures, financial accounts, staff details etc also are in the custody of this office. Documents are preserved up to the period as specified by Manual and policies.

7.  Prompt & timely dissemination of information to candidates

(a) SMS/Email alerts are sent to the candidates for every stage of recruitment. They are, thus, fully assured and aware of the status of their applications, further stages of recruitment, schedules of tests & results thereof.

(b) Candidates can download their Admit Card/Call Letter/Hall Ticket through authorized portal/websites before 15 days of CBT/Skill Test/AptitudeTest/Document Verification etc.

(c) After Computer Based Tests (CBTs), candidates are given the opportunity to log in through the link provided in the RRB website and see their Question paper, Answer Booklets along with correct Answer Keys & marks obtained. They are also given an opportunity to raise objection, if any, regarding correctness of question, etc.  Based on the objections raised, if any modifications is carried out, the same is also informed to all the candidates by providing a link in the RRB website for this purpose.  However, third party information like other candidates particulars including marks are not given.

(d) All notifications, results with roll numbers of all short listed candidates,etc are uploaded to the website immediately on issue for the information of public.

 8.  Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it:

In the matter of recruitment, the concessions in age/standard of passing examinations are allowed as per the Government policy.  These are published in the Centralised Employment Notifications (CENs) and are available in the RRB website.

9.  The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use:

Details intended for general public are made available in the official website of this RRB. In addition to this, the facilities of Employment News and various leading news papers (including vernacular press) are used to keep the general public informed about the various activities of RRB.  Public can also mail and seek information through E-mail.  Public can utilize this to gather information. Address of PIO and Appellate Authority is published in the website as well as on the notice board at this office.

10.  The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers:

Included as Annexure –I. It is also published in the website as well as on the notice board at this office.

Annexure –I

Sl.No. Officers/Employee Name Designation Phone Number
1 Sanjay Kumar Chairman and Appellate Authority 0471-2323357
2 A D Nanda Kumar Assistant Secretary and PIO 0471-2332001
3 Sreeja I S Chief O.S and APIO 0471-2323357