Age Concession to persons with disabilities for recruitment to Central Government

Age Concession to persons with disabilities for recruitment to Central Government – Considering Persons suffering from Low Vision, Hearing impairment, Cerebral Palsy for Central Government Civil Posts

Personnel Ministry has issued an OM for the grant of concession in Age for the persons with disabilities. The OM is reproduced below:

F.No.150121112003-Estt.D
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
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Immediate

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the  12th May, 2015

Office Memorandum

Subject:  Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities suffering from (a) blindness or low vision, (b) hearing impairment and  (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government.

This Department intends to issue a consolidated instructions regarding grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities suffering from (a) blindness or low vision, (b) hearing impairment and   (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government.

2.        Before  the  instructions  in  the  Draft  0.M.  (copy  enclosed)  are  finalized,  all stakeholders, Ministries/Departments are requested to offer their comments/views, if any, in this regard latest by 11th June, 2015   at the e Mail address direl-dopt@nic.in.

(Mukta Goel)
Director(E-I)
Tel:  2309  2479

DRAFT

F.No15012/1/2003-Estt.(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances  & Pensions
Department  of Personnel & Training
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North Block, New Delhi,
dated the …..

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:  Grant of age concession  to the Persons with Disabilities  suffering from (a) blindness or low  vision,  (b) hearing  impairment  and  (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government.

The undersigned   is  directed to say that the following age concessions  have been provided to physically  handicapped  persons for recruitment under the Central Government:

(i)          Provision   of ten  years concession in upper age limit for Group C and D posts filled through    employment  exchanges  issued  vide   O.M.No.15012/6/77-Estt.(D)  dated 28.1.1978;

(ii)        Provision  of five years’ concession  in  upper age limit (1 O years for SC/ST, 8 years for OBC)  for  recruitment to  Group  ‘A’   and  ‘B’  posts  otherwise  than  through  Open Competitive  Examination  issued vide  0.M.No.15012/5/92-Estt.(D)    dated 27.7.1995; and

(iii)                Provision  of ten years concession  in upper age limit  (15  years for SC/ST, 13 years for OBC) for recruitment to Group A,B,C  and D Civil  Posts/Services filled through Open Competitive  Examination issued vide O.M.No.43019/28/86-Estt.(D)   dated 1.2.1999.

2.        The  question of prescribing uniform age-concession for direct recruitment to all Civil Posts/Services  under the Central Government has since been examined and in super session  of the OMs referred to at (i),  (ii)  and (iii)   above, the following  has been decided:

(i)             Age  relaxation of  10  years  (15  years for  SC/ST and  13 years for OBC candidates) in upper age limit shall be allowed to persons suffering from (a) blindness or low vision,  (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral  palsy  in case of direct  recruitment  to all civil posts/services  under the Central   Government    identified   suitable   to  be  held   by persons   with   such disabilities,   subject  to the condition   that  maximum   age of the applicant  on the crucial  date shall  not exceed  56 years.

(ii)        The   age   concession    to  the   persons   with   disabilities    shall   be  admissible irrespective   of the fact whether  the post is reserved  for person with disabilities or  not,   provided   the  post  is  identified   suitable  for the  relevant   category   of disability.    This  provision   will  not apply to the  Civil  Services  Examination,     in respect   of  which   the  List   of  Services  Identified  suitable      for   Physically Disabled   Category along with the Physical Requirements  and Functional Classifications   is notified   separately.

(iii)        Relaxation   of  age  limit   would   be  permissible    to  such  persons  who  have  a minimum   of 40% disability.

(iv)        The   definitions   of  above  categories   of  disabilities.   for  the  purpose   of  age relaxation,     will    be   same    as   given     in    this  Department’s  O.M. No. 36035/3/2004-Estt(Reservation)    dated  29th December  2005.

(v)        If  a person  with  disability  is  entitled   to  age  concession   by virtue  of  being   a Central    Government    employee,    concession    to  him/her   will   be  admissible either  as  a  ‘person   with  disability’    or  as  a ‘Central   Government   employee’ whichever   may  be more  beneficial   to him/her.     This  provision  will  not apply to the  Civil   Services   Examination,    which   is  governed    by  the   Civil   Services Examination   Rules,  published  annually.

(vi)        Provisions   of this O.M.   will not be applicable  to a post/service  for which  other specific  provision  regarding  age relaxation  is  made  by notification.

3.      The  Ministries/Departments    are  advised  to ensure  invariably   that  while  sending  the requisition  to the UPSC/SSC   and other  recruitment  agencies  for direct  recruitment   posts by selection,   they  should   clearly   mention    in  the  requisition   the category   of  person(s)   with disabilities   suitable   for  the  post(s)   in  question.      No  change   or  modification   in  identified post(s)  for  physically   disabled   persons  with  respect  to  an Examination,   intimated   after the Notification  of that examination,   shall be acceptable.

4.       These instructions come into effect from the date of their issue.

(Mukta Goel)
Director(E.I)
Ph.No.23092479

Download Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions F.No.150121112003-Estt.D dated 12.05.2015

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