Relaxation of upper age-limit for widows for employment to Group ‘C’

Age Relaxation for Widows – Relaxation of upper age-limit for widows for employment to Group ‘C’

Age Relaxation for widows in Group C of Central Government ServiceMinister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Shri B.Vinod Kumar and Shri Ashwini Kumar in the Lok Sabha about Age Relaxation for Widows.

Age Relaxation for Widows

Suggestions have been received from time to time for relaxation of upper age-limit for widows. Relaxation of age up to 35 years (up to 40 years for members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) for the widows, divorced and women judicially separated from their husbands who are re-married for employment to Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ post has been provided vide Department of Personnel & Training’s Office Memorandum No. 15012/13/79-Estt (D) dated 19.01.1980.

Similar relaxation is provided for Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ posts except where recruitment is made through open competitive Examination vide Department of Personnel & Training’s Office Memorandum No. 15012/1/87-Estt.(D) dated 05.10.1990.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Shri B.Vinod Kumar and Shri Ashwini Kumar in the Lok Sabha today.

No.41034/1/2014-Estt(D)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel,  Public Grievances and Pensions

(Department   of Personnel and Training)

North  Block, New Delhi – 110001

Dated-30.01.2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:-      Action   Taken  on   62nd  Report   of  the  Department  Related Parliamentary Standing   Committee    on   Personnel,   Public Grievances, Law   and   Justice   on  the   Status   of   Women Government  Employees, Service Conditions, Protection against exploitation,  Incentives and other related issues-regarding.

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The undersigned is directed to refer to Para 20.1 and Para 20.2 of the 62nd Report of the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, law  and Justice wherein,  the  Committee has drawn attention to extant  instructions of the Government on age relaxation for appointment  of  widows, divorced woman  and woman judicially  separated from their husbands and who were not remarried allowing age concession  up to the age of 35 years (40 years for member of SCs/STs) for the post of Group ‘C’ and erstwhile  Group ‘D’ filled through SSC/Employment Exchange and  has directed  scrupulous compliance of  these  instructions  by all administrative authorities.

2.        The Department  of  Personnel and Training’s   O.M.   No. 15012/13/79- Estt.(D) dated 19.1.1980  provides that for purposes of appointment to Group C and  D   posts  under  the  Central  Govt. filled  through  the  SSC   and  the Employment Exchange,  the  upper age limit  in the case of widows,  divorced women  and women judicially  separated from  their  husbands who  are not remarried shall  be  relaxed  upto  the  age of  35 years (upto  40 years for members of Scheduled Castes/SchedulesTribes) by invoking the provisions in the relevant recruitment  rules, subject to production of a certified copy of the judgment/decree  of the appropriate court to prove the fact of divorce or the judicial separation, as  the  case may be (provided through  DoP&T O.M. No.15012/1/82-Estt.(D) dated  06.09.1983).   Further, this relaxation  has been extended to Group ‘A’ &  ‘B’ posts except where recruitment is made through open  competitive  examination  vide DoP&T O.M.  No. 15012/1/87-Estt.(O) dated 05.10.1990.

3.        All Ministries/Departments     are  requested   to bring these instructions   to the notice  of all concerned  including  attached  and subordinate   offices for strict compliance.

 

(Arunoday  Goswami)

Under Secretary to the  Govt. of India

Download DoPT OM No.41034/1/2014-Estt(D) dated 30.01.2014

Download DoPT OM 15012_1_87-Estt.D-05 dated 05.10.1990

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