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RBI Recruitment of Legal Officer in Grade B and Assistant Archivist in Grade A
May, 23rd 2016

Applications (App.) are invited for the posts mentioned below in Reserve Bank of India (RBI/Bank) from Indian citizens, citizens of Nepal and subjects of Bhutan and persons of Indian origin who have migrated from Myanmar and Sri Lanka with the intention of permanently settling in India and in whose favour Eligibility Certificates have been issued by Government of India.

Sr. No. Post Number of Vacancies
Unreserved i.e.,
General (GEN)
Scheduled Castes 
(SC)
Scheduled Tribes
(ST)
Other Backward Classes (OBC) TOTAL
1 Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’ 2 0 1 0 3
2 Assistant Archivist in Grade ‘A’ 1 0 0 0 1

Note (I) - For SC/ST/OBC candidates:

Wherever there is no vacancy reserved for SC/ST/OBC category candidates, they can also apply. However, they will not be eligible for any concession/relaxation except exemption from payment of application fee for SC/ST candidates. However they have to pay the intimation charges.

Note (II) – For Persons with Disability (PWD) candidates:

No post has been reserved for Persons with Disability (PWD) category. However, PWD candidates may apply to clear the backlog for PWD vacancies, within the overall notified total vacancies. PWD candidates belonging to any of the three categories of the disability (subject to their suitability for the post as mentioned in following paragraphs) are allowed to apply for both the posts and they will be considered for selection, against the backlog for PWD vacancies, subject to their suitability.

(a) The degree of disability should be (i) Minimum 40% in case of Orthopedically Handicapped persons, (ii) Minimum 40% in case of Hearing Impaired - sense of hearing is non-functional for ordinary purposes of life; do not hear, understand sounds at all even with amplified speech; hearing loss more than 60 decibels in the better ear (profound impairment) or total loss of hearing in both ears, and (iii) For Visually Handicapped candidate either of the following conditions should be fulfilled:

  1. Total absence of sight.
  2. With visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses.
  3. With limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degrees or worse.

(b) PWD candidates should possess a latest certificate to this effect issued by an authorized Government of India/ State Government Department/ Hospital.

(c) PWD candidates may belong to any category (i.e. General/SC/ST/OBC).

(d) Only following categories of PWD are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Archivist in Grade ‘A’:

  1. OH candidates: OA - One arm affected (Right or Left); BL – Both legs affected but not arms; OL – One leg affected (Right or Left),

  2. HI candidates: PD - Partially Deaf; D - Deaf

  3. VH candidates: B - Blind; LV- Low Vision

(e) Only following categories of PWD are eligible to apply for the post Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’:

  1. OH candidates: OA - One arm affected (Right or Left); BL – Both legs affected but not arms; OL – One leg affected (Right or Left),

  2. HI candidates: PD - Partially Deaf;

  3. VH candidates: B - Blind; LV- Low Vision

(f) At the time of written examination, only those PWD candidates, who have physical limitation in writing, including that of speed, would be allowed the facility to use the service of a scribe/writer. In all such cases where a scribe/writer is used, the following rules will apply:

  1. The candidate will have to arrange his/her own scribe/writer.

  2. The candidate will have to give a suitable undertaking, in the prescribed format at the time of written examination.

  3. All VH candidates and only those candidates who use services of a scribe/writer shall be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes and/or part thereof for every hour of the examination.

(g) Detailed instructions for PWD candidates regarding availing services of scribe and allotment of extra/compensatory time will be made available on website (www.rbi.org.in) at the time of e-mailing of Admission Letters for examinations.

Note (III): Before applying, candidates should ensure that they fulfill the Eligibility Criteria for the post. The Reserve Bank of India Services Board, hereinafter referred to as ‘Board’ would admit to the Written Examination (WE), wherever applicable, all the candidates applying for the post with the requisite fee/intimation charges (wherever applicable) and meeting experience criteria, on the basis of the information furnished in the On-Line application and shall determine their eligibility only at the final stage i.e. interview stage. If at that stage it is found that any information furnished in the On-Line application is false/ incorrect or if according to the Board, the candidate does not satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post, his/ her candidature for interview will be cancelled and he/she will not be allowed to appear for interview.

Candidates are requested to apply only On-Line through Bank’s website www.rbi.org.in No other mode for submission of application is available. [For Assistant Archivist in Grade ‘A’ please also see para 8(iii) below.

Helpline: In case of any problem in filling up the form, payment of fee/intimation charges, queries may be made atregistration_helpdesk@ibpsorg.org Don’t forget to mention ‘RBI Officer-Combined Posts’ in the subject of the email.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Age, qualification, experience etc., as on (Cut-Off date) 01.05.2016
Website Link Open- For On-Line Registration of Applications and Payment of On-Line Fees/Intimation Charges 23.05.2016 to 03.06.2016
Only for the post of Assistant Archivist in Grade ‘A’: Closing Date for receipt of system generated print out (hard copy) of the valid On-Line Application along with copies of certificates/documents and Bio-data (as mentioned in para 8(iii) below) at RBI Services Board Office. 10.06.2016 
(5.00 PM)

1. Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’

(A) Job Requirements: (i) Dealing with references on legal issues received from various departments of the Bank and its associate institutions, which are mainly related to the interpretation of various statutes such as Reserve Bank of India Act 1934, Banking Regulation Act 1949, Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999, Companies Act, 1956 etc. (ii) Preparing initial drafts of legislation administered/to be administered by the Bank. (iii) Preparation of drafts of pleadings and comprehensive instructions/briefs to counsel in connection with litigation involving the Bank and its associate institutions. (iv) Appearing before Conciliation Officers, Labour Courts, Tribunals etc. on behalf of the Bank.

(B) Eligibility Criteria:

(I) Educational Qualifications (as on 01-05-2016)

Essential: Bachelor’s Degree in Law recognized by the Bar Council of India for the purpose of enrollment as an Advocate with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years.

Note: (i) For ST and PWD candidates, minimum required marks shall be 45% in Bachelor’s Degree in Law in the aggregate of all semesters/years.

Desirable: (a) Bachelor’s Degree in Law with 60% marks or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years or Master’s Degree in Law. (b) Proficiency in computer applications.

(II) Experience (as on 01-05-2016)

Essential: At least two years’ experience as an Advocate or as a Law Officer in the Legal Department of a large bank/financial institution /statutory corporation /company and/or legal associate /legal consultant in an Advocate’s or Solicitor’s office or in the Legal Department of Central/State Government or as teacher in law in a Law College /University.

Note: In case of practising advocates (i) copy of the Bar Council Registration Certificate and (ii) a certificate from Bar Association of which the candidate is a member or a certificate issued by the presiding officer of a Court before which the candidate has practised for the required period should be produced at the time of interview.

Desirable: Special knowledge of Banking Law, Company Law, Labour Law and Constitutional Law and experience in drafting of pleadings and documents.

(III) Age (as on 01-05-2016)

Not exceeding 32 years (i.e. candidates must have been born not earlier than 02-05-1984).

Upper age limit is relaxable by 3 years in the case of candidates possessing LL.M degree and 5 years in the case of candidates possessing Ph.D. in Law. Refer item 6below for relaxation in upper age limit for specified categories.

(C) Scheme of Selection:

Selection will be through Written Examination (‘WE’) and interview. ‘WE’ will be held in June/July 2016 and shall consist of objective and descriptive type questions as detailed below:

Details Maximum Marks Duration
Paper I – General Knowledge of Law
Objective Type 30 Three Hours
Descriptive Type 120
Total 150
Paper II – English
Descriptive Type 100 Three Hours
Grand Total 250  

Question Paper I (General Knowledge of Law) will be set in Hindi and English. Answers may be written either in Hindi or in English. Candidates may answer the Interview in Hindi or English at their option .The number of candidates to be called for interview will be decided by the Board based on the marks scored in WE. Final selection will be on the basis of the performance in the WE and interview taken together. The WE and Interview will be held at places as decided by the Board.

(D) Syllabus:

Paper I - General Knowledge of Law (Objective and Descriptive Type): (i) Constitutional Law (ii) Administrative Law (iii) Principles of Statutory Interpretation (iv) Law of Evidence (v) Contract Act,1872 (vi) Transfer of Property Act,1882 (vii) Negotiable Instruments Act,1881 (viii) Registration Act,1908 (ix) Code of Civil Procedure,1908 (x) Legal Drafting, etc. The above syllabus is only indicative and not exhaustive.

Paper II - (English): Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence.

2. Assistant Archivist in Grade ‘A’

(A) Job requirements: He/she would assist the Chief Archivist and Archivist in executing record management and archives administration policies, shifting and arrangement of records of permanent value, preparation of reference media to records retrieval services, organizing exhibitions on records and documents, selection of records for repair, preservation and microfilming review and appraisal of records. He/ She would be actively involved in production, processing and classification of microfilms and digital data.

(B) Eligibility Criteria:

(I) Educational Qualifications (as on 01/05/2016):

Essential: Degree or Diploma in Archives keeping or Archives Administration or Archival Science or Archives and Records Management from a recognized University or Institution.

(II) Experience (as on 01/05/2016):

Desirable: The candidates should possess working experience in an Archives Office or Archives Project or teaching or research experience from a recognized University or Institution.

(III) Age (as on 01/05/2016): Not exceeding 35 years. (i.e. candidates must have been born not earlier than 02-05-1981). Refer item 6 below for relaxation in upper age limit for specified categories.

(C) Scheme of Selection: Selection will be through Interview of the short listed candidates.

(D) Advance increment: As per latest policy of RBI

3. NOTE: FOR EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (For both the above posts):

I. Some Universities/Institutes do not award Class or percentage of marks and allot Aggregate Grade Points (e.g. CGPA/OGPA/CPI, etc.). In case University/Institute defines criteria for conversion of Aggregate Grade Point into Class and/or percentage of marks, the same will be accepted. However, where the University/ Institute does not define criteria for conversion of Aggregate Grade Point into Class and/or percentage of marks, or not stating class in the degree certificates, the undefined parameter(s) would be worked out as under:

Equivalent CGPA/OGPA/CPI or similar terminologies allotted on a 10 point scale Aggregate Percentage of Marks
6.75 60%
6.25 55%
5.75 50%
5.25 45%

II. Aggregate Grade Point or percentage of marks where awarded would mean aggregate over the entire duration of the course.

III. Where the Aggregate Grade Point (CGPA/OGPA/CPI, etc.) is awarded out of a number other than 10, it will be normalized out of 10 and computed as per item (1)above.

4. APPLICATION FEE AND INTIMATION CHARGES (NON-REFUNDABLE) (For both the above posts):

Sr. No. Category Charges Amount *
1. SC/ST/PWD Intimation Charges only Rs.100/-
2. GEN / OBC App. Fee including intimation charges Rs.600/-
3. STAFF@ Nil Nil

* Bank/Transaction charges are to be borne by the candidate.

@ Fee/ Intimation charges waiver is only for those employees of RBI (Staff Candidates) who satisfy the eligibility criteria separately stipulated by the Bank vide their circular CO. HRMD. No. G-75/ 5599/ 05.01.01/ 2013-2014 dated December 20, 2013. Their status as staff candidate will be verified at the time of interview. In case they are not eligible to be treated as staff candidates (in terms of above referred HRMD circular), they are advised to indicate themselves as non-staff candidates and pay fees/ intimation charges as applicable to non-staff candidates.

Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account. Fees are required to be paid only in the manner prescribed in this advertisement [item 9 (C)] below).

5. EXAMINATION CENTRES (For the post of Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’)

'Written Examination ' may be held at the following centres:

Name of the Centre Code No. Name of the Centre Code No.
Ahmedabad (11) Jammu (21)
Bangalore (12) Kanpur (22)
Bhopal (13) Kochi (23)
Bhubaneswar (14) Lucknow (24)
Kolkata (15) Mumbai (25)
Chandigarh (16) Nagpur (26)
Chennai (17) New Delhi (27)
Guwahati (18) Patna (29)
Hyderabad (19) Pune (30)
Jaipur (20) Thiruvananthapuram (31)

Candidates can select only one centre and must indicate its name and code No. in the On-Line application. The Centre and date(s) of written Examination (‘WE’) are liable to be changed at Board's discretion. In the event of cancellation of ‘WE’ at any centre, the Board may at its discretion allot an alternative centre to the candidates concerned. Candidates admitted to the 'WE' will be intimated dates, time table and venue of ‘WE’ through Admission Letters (AL). Request for change of centre will not be entertained.

Note: Previous descriptive question papers are available on Bank’s website (www.rbi.org.in).

6. RELAXATION IN THE UPPER AGE LIMIT for the post of Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’ and Assistant Archivist in Grade ‘A’:

Upper age is relaxable by-

(a) Three years in the case of OBC candidates if the posts are reserved for them.

(b) Five years in the case of: i) SC/ST candidates if the posts are reserved for them ii) Ex-employees of banking institutions whose services had to be terminated for reasons of economy or as a result of bank going into liquidation and personnel retrenched from Government Offices after at least one year's service and currently registered with Employment Exchange, iii) Ex-servicemen (including Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers) provided applicants have rendered at least five years continuous Military Service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability or have been released on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or on invalidment, iv) Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers who have completed their initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service but whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues certificates that they would be released on selection within three months from the date of receipt of offer of appointment, v) Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir between 1st January 1980 and 31st December 1989.

(c) 10 years for PWD (GEN) and PWD (OBC/SC/ST) candidates wherever vacancies are not reserved for OBC/SC/ST candidates; 13 years for PWD(OBC) candidates where vacancies are reserved for OBC candidates; and 15 years for PWD(SC/ST) candidates where vacancies are reserved for SC/ST candidates.

NOTE: CUMULATIVE AGE RELAXATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE EITHER UNDER THE ABOVE ITEMS OR IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER ITEMS.

7. SERVICE CONDITIONS / CAREER PROSPECTS:

(i) Pay Scale:

(A) For Grade 'A' Officers: They will draw a starting basic pay of Rs.28150/- p.m. in the scale of Rs.28150-1550(4)-34350-1750(7)-46600-EB-1750(4)-53600-2000(1)-55600 applicable to Officers in Grade ‘A’. They will also be eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Family Allowance and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time. At present, initial monthly gross emoluments are approximately Rs. 54,049/-.

(B) For Grade 'B' Officers: They will draw a starting basic pay of Rs. 35,150/- p.m. in the scale of Rs.35150-1750(9)-50900-EB-1750(2)-54400-2000(4)-62400 applicable to Officers in Grade ‘B’ and they will also be eligible for Dearness Allowance, Local allowance, House Rent Allowance, Family allowance and Grade Allowance as per rules in force from time to time. At present, initial monthly gross emoluments are approximately Rs. 66,052/-.

Note: For candidates possessing very high academic or professional qualification/ experience of significant value to the Bank, the Bank may, at its sole discretion, consider granting up to four advance increments. The Board, at its sole discretion, may consider requests for higher emoluments on account of higher qualification/special experience of value to the Bank at the interview stage only. Such information may be furnished in the ‘Bio-data Form’ in the appropriate column. The number of maximum increments will be four. The Board/Bank will not entertain any request received after the interview.

(ii) Perquisites: Bank’s accommodation subject to availability, reimbursement of expenses for maintenance of vehicle for official purpose, newspaper, telephone charges, book grant, allowance for furnishing of residence, etc. as per eligibility. Free dispensary facility besides reimbursement of medical expenses for OPD treatment/hospitalization as per eligibility. Interest free festival advance, Leave Fare Concession (once in two years for self, spouse and eligible dependents). Loans and Advances at concessional rates of interest for Housing, Car, Education, Consumer Articles, Personal Computer, etc. Selected candidates will be governed by ‘the defined contribution New Pension Scheme (NPS)’, in addition to the benefit of Gratuity.

(iii) At certain centres, limited numbers of residential quarters are available. Facility for securing residential accommodation on lease, however, exists at all centres.

(iv) Initial appointment will be on probation for a period of two years. At Bank’s discretion, the probationary period may be extended upto a maximum period of four years.

(v) There are reasonable prospects for promotion to higher grades.

(vi) Selected candidates are liable to be posted and transferred anywhere in India.

8. GENERAL RULES / INSTRUCTIONS:

(i) Candidate who is eligible and desires to apply for the above posts should submit an On-Line application with requisite fee/intimation charges (wherever applicable). The candidates have to apply in On-Line mode only. Before applying On-Line, a candidate will be required to have a valid E-mail ID (which should remain active during the entire recruitment process), scanned (digital) image of his/her photograph and signature as per the specifications given in item 10 below.

(ii) Candidates applying for the post of Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’ need Not submit/send at any address, application printouts or any certificates or copies thereof at the time of On-Line application (No Off-Line / hard copy of applications will be accepted).

(iii) Candidates applying for the post of Assistant Archivist in Grade ‘A’: It is mandatory to apply On-Line and get valid registration for the application on the Bank's website i.e. www.rbi.org.in before closing date. Candidates should submit the system generated printout (hard copy) of the valid online application to the Board's office along with certified photocopies of following documents in support of their age, category, qualification and experience:

(a) Matriculation or SSC Examination certificate in support of age.

(b) Degree (Bachelor’s / Master’s) / Diploma certificate and Mark sheets (of all semesters/years) in support of educational qualifications. In case the University/Institute awards grades, instead of marks and defines criteria for conversion of Aggregate Grade Point into Class and/or percentage of marks, a copy of certified conversion formulae should also be sent.

(c) Experience certificates from the Employer/s indicating the full details of your service such as your name, post held, nature of duties attached to the post and length of service indicating clearly the date of joining/ leaving the service, details of Probationary/training period (if any).

(d) In case candidate belongs to SC/ST/OBC category, copy of the latest Caste Certificate from the competent authority, in the format given on Bank’s website. TheOBC certificate should have been issued on or after January 1, 2015, along with OBC Declaration form.

(e) In case of PWD Candidates latest certificate to this effect issued by an authorised Government of India/ State Government Department/ Hospital.

(f) Six copies of the duly filled Bio-data form (recent passport size Photograph of candidate, in original, may be pasted) and 5 copies of Attestation Form (all in original) [Bio-data / Attestation form are available on Bank's website].

Candidates need to send the above documents to the Board by ordinary post / Courier at the address given below:

"The General Manager, Reserve Bank of India Services Board, Third Floor, RBI Building, Opp. Mumbai Central Railway Station., Byculla, Mumbai - 400 008".

The cover should be super-scribed "APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF Assistant Archivist in Grade-A". In case the above documents (hard copy) are not received by the Board by the closing date mentioned in this advertisement, the online application will not be entertained and will be rejected. The Board takes no responsibility for any delay in receipt of Application and documents or loss thereof in postal transit or due to any reason beyond the control of the Board.

(iv) Fees/Intimation Charges sent in any other manner not prescribed in this advertisement and/or the application submitted without depositing the fee/intimation charges (unless exempted) would be rejected and no correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.

(v) All educational qualifications must have been obtained from recognized universities/institutions in India or abroad. If grades are awarded instead of marks, candidates should clearly indicate their numerical equivalent.

(vi) Candidates should satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the post applied for. The Board would admit to the Written Examination, wherever applicable, all the candidates applying for the above posts with the requisite fee/ Intimation Charges (wherever applicable) and meeting experience criteria, on the basis of the information furnished in the On-Line application and shall determine their eligibility only at the final stage i.e. interview stage. If at any stage, it is found that any information furnished in the On-Line application is false/ incorrect or if according to the Board, the candidate does not satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post, his/ her candidature for interview will be cancelled and he/she will not be allowed to appear for interview.

(vii) The Board shall not entertain requests from the candidates seeking advice about their eligibility to apply.

(viii) Board does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of any reason beyond the control of the Board.

(ix) Not more than one On-Line application should be submitted by a candidate. In case of multiple applications, only the last valid (completed) application will be retained and the application fee/ intimation charges paid for the other registrations will stand forfeited. Multiple attendance/ appearance by a candidate in examination and/ interview will be summarily rejected/ candidature cancelled.

(x) Candidates are advised to keep their e-mail ID alive for receiving advices viz. Admission letters/Interview letters, etc.

(xi) All candidates, whether already in Government Service, Government owned industrial undertakings, Public Sector Undertakings/Financial Institutions/Banks, Public Enterprises or other similar organisations should submit their applications online only (i.e. direct to the Board). At the time of online application, candidates working in such organisations, whether in a permanent or temporary capacity or as work-charged employees other than casual or daily rated employees, are however, required to submit an undertaking that, they have informed in writing about applying for this recruitment to their Head of Office/Department. In case such candidates do not inform to their employers, their online application will not be registered. Candidates should note that in case a communication is received at Board from their employer, withholding permission to the candidate applying for this recruitment/ appearing at the examination/interview, their application/candidature will be liable to be rejected/ cancelled at any stage. However, before appointment in RBI, a proper discharge certificate from the employer will have to be produced.

(xii) Issue of Admission Letters (AL): The AL for written examination, wherever applicable, shall be sent only by e-mail to all the admitted candidates at their registered e-mail address at the appropriate time but well before the WE date. No hard copy of the AL will be sent by the Board. All such candidates will have to download/take a print out of their AL through their e-mail and must bring the AL (hardcopy) on the day of examination(s) alongwith their recent passport size photograph (in original) which they have uploaded in their application form at the time of applying to the Board. No candidate shall be allowed to appear in the WE without AL. If the admitted candidate does not receive AL for WE through his/her e-mail, he/she should contact the in-charge of the RBI Office, during office hours, at the examination centre indicated in the application, alongwith a valid identity proof and a passport sized signed photograph, on any day starting from four days before the date of examination for necessary guidance. Failure to comply with the above instructions will deprive the candidate of any claim for consideration.

(xiii) The list of admitted candidates for the WE along-with the time table (i.e. Date, Time and venue of WE) will be displayed on RBI website (www.rbi.org.in) at the appropriate time.

(xiv) Candidates for Assistant Archivist in Grade ‘A’ will be advised about their inclusion for interview or otherwise in due course. The list of shortlisted candidates for interview along-with the time table (i.e. Date, Time and venue of interview) will be displayed on RBI website (www.rbi.org.in) at the appropriate time.

(xv) In all correspondence with the Board, Registration number received on submission of application and Roll no. indicated in 'AL' must be quoted.

(xvi) Candidates will have to appear for the Examinations at their own expenses. However, candidates called for interview, will be reimbursed to and fro single II AC train fare as per extant Board norms.

(xvii) The posts are also open to the employees of RBI (Staff Candidates) who satisfy the eligibility criteria separately stipulated by the Bank vide their circular CO.HRMD.No.G-75/5599/05.01.01/2013-2014 dated December 20, 2013 and who apply On-line within the closing date. Their status as staff candidate will be verified at the time of interview.

(xviii) The Board does not furnish the mark-sheet to candidates. Marks obtained in exam will be made available on the website in an interactive mode, only after declaration of the final result.

(xix) Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.

(xx) In all matters regarding eligibility, conduct of examinations, interviews, assessment, prescribing minimum qualifying standards in both the Examination and interview, in relation to number of vacancies and communication of result, the Board’s decision shall be final and binding on the candidates and no correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.

(xxi) Any resultant dispute arising out of this advertisement shall be subject to the sole jurisdiction of the Courts situated at Mumbai only.

(xxii) Mobile phones, pagers, laptops, i-pads or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises, where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disqualification including ban from future examinations.

(xxiii) Any information submitted by an applicant in his/ her application shall be binding on the candidate personally and he/she shall be liable for prosecution/ civil consequences in case the information/ details furnished by him/ her are found to be false at a later stage.

9. HOW TO APPLY ON-LINE:

Candidates have to apply only On-Line through the Bank's website i.e. www.rbi.org.in from 23.05.2016 to 03.06.2016. No other means/mode of applications will be accepted. Detailed instructions for applying On-line are available on the website.

(A) Pre-Requisites for applying online: Before applying on-line, candidates should-

  1. Scan their photograph and signature as detailed under guidelines for scanning the photograph and signature in item 10 of the advertisement.

  2. Keep the necessary details/documents ready to make online payment of the requisite application fee/intimation charges. The candidate is required to keep details about bio-data/necessary details ready to enable him/her to fill up the application form correctly and to make online payment of fees/intimation charges. The name of the candidate or his/her father/mother/husband, etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the certificates/mark sheets.

  3. Candidates should have a valid E-mail ID which should be kept active till the declaration of final result. This is essential for him/her in getting communication/interview advice, etc. by E-mail. Candidates are also advised to keep checking their spam/junk mail box, in addition to inbox folder, for emails sent by the Board. No change in E-mail ID will be entertained during the entire process of the recruitment.

(B) Procedure for applying Online:

(i) Candidates satisfying the conditions of eligibility as on May 01, 2016 are first required to visit the URL “Combined Advertisement No. 7A/2015-16 for the posts of Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’ and Assistant Archivist in Grade-A” on Bank's website i.e. www.rbi.org.in>Opportunities@RBI>Current Vacancies>Vacancies and click on the hyperlink “Applications (Apps)” in the Advertisement page for filling the ‘Online Application’. It redirects the candidates to the online registration page.

(ii) Candidates will have to enter their basic details and upload the photograph and signature in the online application form as per the specifications given in item 10 of the advertisement.

(iii) To register application, choose the tab "Click here for New Registration" and enter Name, Contact details and Email-id. A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional Registration Number and Password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent.

(iv) In case the candidate is unable to complete the application form in one go, he / she can save the data already entered by choosing "SAVE AND NEXT" tab. Prior to submission of the online application candidates are advised to use the "SAVE AND NEXT" facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same if required. Visually Impaired candidates should fill the application form carefully and verify/ get the details verified to ensure that the same are correct prior to final submission.

(v) Candidates are advised to carefully fill and verify the details filled in the online application themselves as no change will be possible/ entertained after clicking the FINAL SUBMIT BUTTON.

(vi) The Name of the candidate or his /her Father/ Husband etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/ Mark sheets. Any change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature.

(vii) Validate your details and Save your application by clicking the 'Validate your details' and 'Save & Next' button.

(viii) Candidates can proceed to upload Photo & Signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature detailed as given in item 10 of the advertisement.

(ix) Candidates can proceed to fill other details of the Application Form.

(x) Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before FINAL SUBMIT.

(xi) Modify details, if required, and click on 'FINAL SUBMIT' ONLY after verifying and ensuring that the photograph, signature uploaded and other details filled by you are correct.

(xii) Click on 'Payment' Tab and proceed for payment.

(xiii) Click on 'Submit' button.

(xiv) Candidates shall be solely responsible for filling up the online applications correctly. In case of invalid applications due to errors committed by the applicant no claims for refund of application fees/intimation charges so collected shall be entertained by the Board.

(xv) To avoid last minute rush, candidates are advised to pay the application fees/ intimation charges and register online at the earliest.

(xvi) Board does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their applications within the last day on account of aforesaid reasons or any other reason.

(C) Mode of Payment for Application Fee/Intimation Charges: Candidates have to make the payment of requisite fee/intimation charges through the online mode only:

  1. The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can be completed by following the instructions.

  2. The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets

  3. After submitting your payment information in the online application form, PLEASE WAIT FOR THE INTIMATION FROM THE SERVER. DO NOT PRESS BACK OR REFRESH BUTTON IN ORDER TO AVOID DOUBLE CHARGE.

  4. On successful completion of the transaction, an e-Receipt will be generated.

  5. Non-generation of 'E-Receipt' indicates PAYMENT FAILURE. On failure of payment, Candidates are advised to login again using their Provisional Registration Number and Password and repeat the process of payment.

  6. Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-Receipt and online Application Form. Please note that if the same cannot be generated, online transaction may not have been successful.

  7. For Credit Card users: All charges are listed in Indian Rupee. If you use a non-Indian credit card, your bank will convert to your local currency based on prevailing exchange rates.

  8. To ensure the security of your data, please close the browser window once your transaction is completed.

  9. There is facility to print application form containing fee details after payment of fees up to 05.06.2016

10. GUIDELINES FOR SCANNING & UPLODING THE PHOTOGRAPH & SIGNATURE:

Before applying online a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image of his/her photograph and signature as per the specifications given below:

  • In case the face in the photograph or signature is unclear, the application may be rejected.

  • Candidate may edit the application and re-upload the photograph/ signature in such case.

(I) Photograph Image:

  • Photograph must be a recent passport size colour picture, against a light-coloured, (preferably white) background.

  • Look straight at the camera with a relaxed face

  • If the picture is taken on a sunny day, have the sun behind you, or place yourself in the shade, so that you are not squinting and there are no harsh shadows

  • If you have to use flash, ensure there is no "red-eye"

  • If you wear glasses make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes can be clearly seen.

  • Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious head wear is allowed but it must not cover your face.

(II) Signature Image:

  • The applicant has to sign on white paper in Black colour (in a box of 2 cm X 5 cm.).

  • The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person.

  • The Applicant’s signature obtained on the Admission Letter and attendance sheet at the time of the examination should match with the uploaded signature. In case of mismatch, the candidate may be disqualified.

(III) Scanning the Photograph & Signature:

(A) Photograph:

  • Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch).

  • Set Colour to True Colour.

  • Resolution 200 x 230 pixels (preferred).

  • Size of file for photograph should be between 20KB-50KB.

  • Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50KB. If the size of the file is more than 50KB, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the DPI resolution, no. of colours, etc., during the process of scanning.

(B) Signature:

  • Resolution 140 x 60 pixels (preferred).

  • Size of file for signature should be between 10KB - 20KB.

  • Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20KB.

  • Crop the image of the signature in the scanner to the edge of the signature, then use the upload editor to crop the image to the final size (as specified above).

Note:

(a) The images of photograph and signature files should be JPG or JPEG format. An example file name is: image01.jpg or image01.jpeg. Image dimensions can be checked by listing the folder files or moving the mouse over the file image icon.

(b) Candidates using MS Windows/MS Office can easily obtain photo and signature in .jpeg format not exceeding 50KB & 20KB respectively by using MS Paint or MS Office Picture Manager.

(c) Scanned photograph and signature in any format can be saved in .jpg format by using 'Save As' option in the File menu and size can be reduced below 50KB (photograph) & 20KB (signature) by using crop and then resize option. Similar options are available in other photo editor also.

(d) If the file size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed.

(e) While filling in the Online Application Form the candidate should fill in all his/ her details on Page 1. After verifying that the details filled in are correct and clicking on the 'Submit/ Next' button a link will be provided on Page 2 of the online application form to upload his/her photograph and signature.

(IV) Procedure for Uploading the Photograph and Signature:

(i) There will be two separate links for uploading Photograph and Signature.

(ii) Click on the respective link "Upload Photograph / Signature".

(iii) Browse and carefully select the location where the Scanned Photo/ Signature file has been saved.

(iv) Select the file by clicking on it.

(v) Click the 'Upload' button.

Your Online Application will not be registered unless you upload your photo and signature as specified.

NOTE: IN CASE OF ANY CORRIGENDUM ISSUED ON THE ABOVE ADVERTISEMENT, AND FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS, IT WILL BE PUBLISHED ONLY ON BANK'S WEBSITE.

(Hindi version of this advertisement is available in Rozgar Samachar and Hindi website of Bank)

 
 
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