Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Departmental Candidates for Appointment to Group C Posts: Agenda Item 47th NC(JCM) Meeting
[Part of the Minutes of the 47th Meeting of National Council (JCM) held on 13th April, 2019 issued by DoPT vide OM No. 3/1/2019-JCA dated 13.06.2019]
6.4.l Item No.16/10/NC-46 - Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Departmental Candidates for Appointment to Group C Posts
Reply of the Official Side:
It has been stated that earlier, the age relaxation for departmental candidates for appearing in the examination for direct recruitment for Group "C" posts was 35 years. This was subsequently liberalized vide OM dated 20th May, 1988 after an agreement in the National Council (JCM). It was decided that the departmental candidates could be allowed to compete along with candidates from open market up to the age of 40 years for Group "C" posts in the case of general candidates filld 45 years in the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. The relaxation was allowed in view of limited promotional avenues for Group D and Group C employees. This was also done with the intention that persons already in Government service should get chance to improve their lot by appearing in competitive examinations.
In view of the above, since the upper age limit is already on higher side, therefore, allowing further concession in upper age limit is not advisable.
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