Exservicemen Govt Jobs Recruitment Age Relaxation Updated Rules

For appointment to vacancies in Group B (Non-Gazetted),  Group C or Group D posts in Central Government, an ex-servicemen shall be allowed to deduct the period of actual military service from his actual age and if the resultant age does not exceed the maximum age limit prescribed for the post for which he is seeking appointment by more than three years, he shall be deemed to satisfy the condition regarding age limit.

For appointment to any vacancy in Group A and Group B services or posts filled by direct recruitment otherwise than on the results of an Open All India Competitive Examination, the upper age limit shall be relaxed by the length of military service increased by three years in the case of ex-servicemen and commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers of Short Service Commissioned Officers.

For appointment to any vacancy in. Group A and Group B services or posts filled by direct recruitment on the results of an All India Competitive Examination, the ex-serviceman and Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers or Short Service Commissioned Officers who have rendered at least five years military services and have been released —

i. 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 ii. On account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalidment shall be allowed maximum relaxation of five years in the upper age limit.

The expression ‘direct recruitment on the results of an All India Competitive Examination’ means
(i) all recruitment by UPSC whether through written examination or by interview or both; and
(ii) recruitment made by other authorities including Staff Selection Commission or any other appointment authority through written competitive examination or test (but not by interview only). 

The expression direct recruitment otherwise than by open competition’ means
(i) any recruitment not made by the UPSC or
(ii) recruitment not made through written competitive tests held by any other authority.

(i)39016/10/79-Estt(C) dated 15.12.79 (Annexure-P.13-16)
(ii) 36034/1/2006-Estt (Res) dated 4.10.2012 (Annexure-P.22-25)
Office Memorandum No.:
(i) 36034/2/2013-Estt (Res) dated 8.4.2013 (Annexure-P.38-39)

Those ex-servicemen who have already secured regular employment under the Central Government in civil post would be permitted the benefit of age relaxation as admissible for ex-servicemen for securing another employment in any higher post or service under the Central Government irrespective of any Group/ post. However, such candidates will not be eligible for the benefit of reservation, if any, for ex-servicemen in Central Government.

REFERENCE – Office Memorandum No.:
(i) 36034/27/84-Estt(SCT) dated 2.5.85 (Annexure-P.40)
(ii) 36034/6/90-Estt(SCT) dated 2.4.92 (Anneuxre-P.41)
(iii) 36034/6/90-Estt (SCT) dated 10.10.94 (Anneuxre-P.42)

A candidate working in Armed Forces would become eligible for applying civil posts only when he completes the prescribed period of Army Service within a year from the last date for Receiving application in connection with Special Recruitment/ Examination, etc. prescribed by the competent authority. 

The pro-forma of the certificate to be submitted along with the application form is given O.M. No.36034/2/91-Estt (Res) dated 3rd April, 1991. Since the appointment of such a candidate is subject to his submitting documentary evidence that he has been duly released/retired/discharged from the Armed Forces and qualified as an Ex-Servicemen, such a candidate shall be required to submit along with his application an undertaking duly signed by him in the format as mentioned in O.M. 36034/2/91- Estt(Res) dated 3rd April, 1991.

REFERENCES OF GOVT NOTIFICATION -Office Memorandum No.  36034/2/91-Estt(SCT) dated 3″I April, 1991 (Annexure-P.43-44).

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