- State PSC
9. EX-SERVICEMEN CANDIDATES :
This Centralised Employment Notice contains some vacancies reserved for Ex-Servicemen irrespective of their community. However, Ex-Servicemen may also apply against vacancies not earmarked for them, even for which they will be granted age relaxation and fee exemption as indicated in paras 2.03 & 3.01 respectively.
9.01 The term Ex-Servicemen means a person who has served in any rank (whether as a Combatant or non-Combatant) in the regular Army, Navy or Air Force of the Indian Union but does not include a person who has served in the Defence Security Corps., the General Reserve Engineering Force, the Lok Sahayak Sena and the Para Military Forces; and
9.02 Who has retired from such service after earning his/her pension or
9.03 Who has been released from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service or circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pension or
9.04 Who has been released otherwise than on his own request as a result of reduction in such establishment or
9.05 Who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagement otherwise than on his own request or by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and has been given a gratuity and includes persons of the Territorial Army of the following categories:(a) Pension holders for continuous embodied service (b) Pensions with disabilities attributable to military service and(c) Gallantry award winner.
9.06 For vacancies reserved for Ex-servicemen, an Ex-serviceman with 15 years active service in the Armed Forces with matriculation will be considered eligible to apply for the posts for which the minimum qualification is an University Degree provided the relevant certificate issued by the military authority is attached with the application. Explanation: The persons serving in the Armed Forces of the Union, who on retirement from service would come under the category of Ex-Servicemen may be permitted to apply for re-employment one year before the completion of the specific terms of engagement and avail themselves of all concessions available to Ex-Servicemen but shall not be permitted to leave the uniform until they complete the specific terms of engagement in the Armed Forces of the Union. Ex-Servicemen candidates who have already secured employment under Central Government in Group ‘C’/'D’ will be permitted the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed for Ex-Servicemen for securing another employment in a higher grade or cadre in Group ‘C’/‘D’ under Central Government. However, such candidates will not be considered against the vacancies reserved for Ex-Servicemen in the Central Govt. jobs.
9.07 Ex-Servicemen are required to clearly indicate all requiste particulars including community in the Application Form and enclose all documentary proofs including Community certificates in the prescribed format.
10. PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (PWD)
10.01 The suitability of a post for persons with disability has been indicated against each post, under the column ‘suitable for PWD’. Persons with disability may apply against the vacancies earmarked for their respective community i.e. UR/SC/ST/OBC, for those posts which have been identified as suitable for persons with disabilities.
10.02 Concessions: i) Persons with disabilities are exempted from payment of examination fee irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved or not. ii) Relaxation of 10 years in upper age limit is applicable irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved or not, provided the post is identified as suitable for PWDs. In addition, candidates belonging to OBC and SC/ST are eligible for normal relaxation of 3 and 5 years respectively.
10.03 Definitions of Disabilities: Definitions of categories of disabilities for the purpose of recruitment are given below: (a) Blindness: ‘Blindness’ refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions, namely: (i) total absence of sight; or (ii) visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lens; (iii) limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degrees or worse; (b) Low vision: “Person with low vision” means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device. (c) Hearing impairment: “Hearing Impairment” means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies. (d) Locomotor disability: “Locomotor disability” means disability of the bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy. (e) Cerebral Palsy: “Cerebral Palsy” means a group of non-progressive conditions of a person characterized by abnormal motor control posture resulting from brain insult or injuries occurring in the pre-natal, peri-natal or infant period of development (f) All the cases of orthopaedically handicapped persons would be covered under the category of “Locomotor disability or cerebral palsy.”
10.04 DEGREE OF DISABILITY FOR RELAXATION: Only such persons would be eligible for relaxation of conditions in respective community in services/posts who suffer from not less than 40 per cent of relevant disability. A person who wants to avail the benefit of relaxation will have to submit a Disability Certificate issued by a competent authority as given in Annexure-9.
10.05 COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO ISSUE DISABILITY CERTIFICATE: The competent authority to issue Disability Certificate shall be a Medical Board duly constituted by the Central or a State Government. The Central/State Government may constitute Medical Board(s) consisting of at least three members out of which at least one shall be a specialist in the particular field for assessing locomotor/cerebral/visual/ hearing disability, as the case may be.
10.06 Visually Handicapped candidates/candidates whose writing speed is affected by Cerebral Palsy can avail the assistance of SCRIBE for writing answers on their behalf. For engaging the SCRIBE, candidates will have to inform the RRBs in advance as per Annexure-10. Engagement of SCRIBE will be subject to the following conditions: (a) The candidates will have to arrange their own SCRIBES at their own cost. Separate Admit Cards will be issued to SCRIBES accompanying the candidates. Admit cards should contain the particulars and photograph of the SCRIBE duly signed by him/her. (b) The academic qualification of the SCRIBE should be one grade below the qualification prescribed for the post for which recruitment is being made. (c) The SCRIBE should be from an academic discipline other than that of the post. (d) Candidates as well as the SCRIBES will have to give a suitable undertaking (Annexure-10) along with the application confirming that the SCRIBE fulfills all the stipulated eligibility criteria for a SCRIBE as mentioned above. In case it transpires later that he/she did not fulfill any of the laid down eligibility criteria or there has been suppression of material facts, the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled irrespective of the result of the examination. The candidate shall be responsible for any misconduct on the part of the scribe brought by him/her. The undertaking, as given in the Annexure-10, should be submitted by the Visually Handicapped candidates/candidates whose writing speed is affected by Cerebral Palsy, along with his/her application.
10.07 All one eyed candidates and VH candidates whose visual degree of disability is less than 40% shall not be considered as Visually Handicapped persons and the provision for engaging SCRIBE shall not be applicable to them.
10.08 All selected candidates will be subjected to medical examination by Railway Medical Authorities at the time of appointment and only those conforming to the medical standards as laid down in the Indian Railway Medical Manual and other extant provisions, as the case may be, will be eligible for appointment.
11. SERVING EMPLOYEES :
Candidates serving in any Central/State Government Department including Railways or Public Sector Undertakings should apply through proper channel or should apply directly to the RRBs, with NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE from the employer, to avoid delay. The last date of receipt of applications in the office of Railway Recruitment Boards will not be extended on account of any delay in transmitting the application by the office concerned. Advance copy of the application without no objection certificate will not be entertained. Applications received after closing date and time will also not be accepted.