Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Shri.DR. JITENDRA SINGH has provided the following details in his reply to question raised by Shri. Shri Bishnu Charan Das in Rajya Sabha
Cut off age for Government jobs for single ladies and SC, ST, OBC and General Category
(a) what is the cut off age for appearing in different Government examinations for jobs per candidates belonging to different categories-General, SCs, STs and OBCs
As per the guidelines issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T) on framing/amendments of Recruitment Rules (RRs), the upper age limits for different posts depend upon the nature of duties, educational qualifications and experience requirements. The criteria for prescribing the upper age limit in RRs is prescribed in the DoP&T’s OM No. AB. 14017/48/2010-Estt.(RR) dated 31.12.2010 (Relevant extracts contained in the Paras 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 of the said OM is enclosed).
Further, relaxation in the upper age limit for candidates belonging to different categories viz. SCs, STs and OBCs has been prescribed in the Department of Personnel and Training’s Office Memorandum No. 15012/2/2010-Estt.(D) dated 27th March, 2012 (copy enclosed).
(b) whether Government would consider raising the maximum age limit for single ladies-unmarried, widowed, divorced to at least 35 years to allow them to compete and join the mainstream to support themselves and their families and to allow them to maintain a dignified life in society; and by when it would be done?
A provision for 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 not re-married for employment to Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ post already exists in the instructions contained in the Office Memorandum dated 27th March, 2012 ibid. No proposal for raising the maximum age limit for single ladies-unmarried to 35 years is under consideration in the Department of Personnel & Training.
Click to View : DOPT OM No. 15012/2/2010-Estt.(D) dated 27th March, 2012 [Consolidated DOPT Orders on Relaxation in Upper Age Limit for Govt Recruitment]
Click to View : DoP&T’s OM No. AB. 14017/48/2010-Estt.(RR) dated 31.12.2010 [DOPT Guidelines for amendment,framing and relaxation of Recruitment Rules]
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