Exemption from passing the Typewriting Test on Computer in respect of LDCs – Latest DOPT Instructions

Exemption from passing the Typewriting Test on Computer in respect of LDCs – Latest DOPT Instructions – criteria for grant  of exemption from  passing the  typing test applicable  to   the   Typewriting test on Computers also

F.No. 14020/1/2014-Estt.  (D)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

Department of Personnei & Training

North Block, New Delhi

Dated the 22nd April, 2015

OFFICE  MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Instructions on exemption from passing the Typewriting Test on Computer in respect of LDCs – reg.

The  undersigned is directed to  say  that  instructions    issued by    this Department vide      O.M.No.14020/2/91-Estt(D) dated   29th   September, 1992 provide for  grant of exemption  from  passing the  typing test for  drawal of increments and  confirmation in respect of LDCs.

2 (i).     The above mentioned instructions provide for exemptions as under:-

a)    If above 45 years   of age  on  the  date  of their  appointment, such persons   may   be   granted  exemption  from   the    date    of   their appointment.

b)  If between the  age  of 35  years  and  45  years   at  the  time  of their appointment,   such    persons     may   be   granted  exemption  on attaining the age of 45 years.

c)  If below 35 years  of age on the  date  of appointment, such  persons may  be given exemption   after  10 years  of service  as  LDCprovided they   have   made   two  genuine attempts  to  pass   the  typing   test; otherwise they  may be granted exemption after  attaining the  age of 45  years.

d)  Those LDCs who have  made  two genuine attempts for passing the typing test  prior  to  issue   of this  O.M.  but  have  not  completed 8 years  service as  LDC, may be granted exemption from passing the typing test  after  completion of 8 years  of service or on attaining the age of 45 years, whichever is earlier.

(ii)      For the  Physically  handicapped persons, these   instructions provide for exemptions as under:-

a)  Physically handicapped persons who  are  otherwise qualified to  hold clerical post   and  who  are  certified ·as  being  unable  to  type  by  the Medical Board attached  to  Special Employment   Exchanges for  the Handicapped (or by  a  Civil  Surgeon where’.there is  no  such   Board) may be exempted from passing the typing test.

b)  The  term  ‘physically handicapped persons’ does’ not  cover those  who are  visually handicapped or who  are  hearing handicapped but  cover only those  Whose physical disability permanently prevents them  from typing.

3.          Model RRs for the  post  of Lower Division Clerk  (LDC) were issued  vide this   Department’s  O.M.No.AB-14017/32/2009-Estt(RR) dated    7th    October, 2009.     The  entries pertaining to Skill Test  Norms prescribed in the  Col. 8 of the  Model RRs  for the  post  of LDC  were   modified to  include the  Skill Test Norms   “only    on    computers”   vide    this     Department’s O.M.No.AB-
14017/32/2009-Estt(RR) dated 17th May, 2010.

4.         This  Department has  received references whether the  instructions  as contained in this  Department’s  OM dated  29.9.1992 are  applicable for test on Computer or not. The matter has  been  examined and  it has  been  decided that the  criteria for grant  of exemption from  passing the  typing test  in  respect of such     LDCs    including   Physically  Handicapped   persons/Persons    with Disabilities as   stipulated in this   Department’s O.M.No.14020/2/91-Estt(D) dated    29th   September,   1992   would    also   be    applicable  to   the   test    on Computers.

S.        It   has    also    been    decided  to   extend   the    above Sportspersons recruited against Sports quota under appointment of meritorious Sportspersons.

Sd/-

 

(Mukta Goel)

Director(E-I)

Download DOPT Office Memorandum F.No. 14020/1/2014-Estt.  (D) dated 22.04.2015        

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