3.1 Upto a maximum of 5 years if a candidate belongs to Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe category.
3.2 Upto a maximum of 3 years if a candidate belongs to OBC category in accordance with DP&T OM No.43013/2/95-Estt(SCT) dated 25.01.1995 as amended from time to time.
3.3 Upto a maximum of 10 years if the candidate is a physically handicapped person ( Also see Note II below para 2 above ).
3.4 Upper age limit for SSC is relaxable for retrenched employees of Chukha Hydel Project Authority in Bhutan who were directly recruited, to the extent of regular service rendered by them with the Authority ( Period of service rendered by the retrenched employees will be decided on the basis of certificate issued by the Chukha Hydel Project Authority ).
3.5 All persons who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 shall be eligible for relaxation in the SSC upper age limit upto a maximum of 05 years in support of which the proof of residence may be submitted alongwith the SSC Madhya Pradesh application with a certificate from :
- The District Magistrate within whose jurisdiction he had ordinarily resided; Or
- Any other authority designated in this behalf by the Govt. of J & K to the effect that he had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989.
3.6 Upper age limit for SSC is relaxable upto the age of 35 years ( upto 40 years for SC and 38 years for OBC only for the posts reserved for these categories ) in the case of widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried for Group C posts.
3.7 SSC Upper age limit is relaxable upto a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof for Group C posts.
3.8 Age concession for Ex-S
- For Group “C” posts : EXS fulfilling the conditions laid down by the Government from time to time shall be allowed to deduct military service from their actual age and such resultant age should not exceed the prescribed SSC upper age limit by more than three years.
- For Group “B” posts : Upto a maximum of 5 years ( 8 years for OBC & 10 years for SC / ST ) for Ex-Servicemen & Commissioned Officers including ECOs / SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years Military Service as on 27.02.2012 and have been released (i) on completion of assignment ( including those whose assignment is due to be completed within six months ) 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 (iii) on invalidment and in whose case Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and will be released on 3 months’ notice on selection from date of receipt of offer of appointment.Note II : An Ex-Serviceman means a person who has served in any rank whether as a combatant or noncombatant in the regular Army, Navy, Air Force of the Indian Union and :
- who retired from such service after earning his / her pension. This would also include persons who are released / retired on their own request but after having earned their pension; or
- 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
- who has been released, otherwise than on his own request from such service as a result of reduction in establishment, or who has been released from such service after completing the specified period of engagements, otherwise than at his own request or by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, and has been given a gratuity and includes personnel of the Territorial Army of the following categories :
- Pension holders for continuous embodied service.
- Persons with disability attributable to military service.
- Gallantry award winner.
Note – III : As per D/o Personnel & Training O.M. No.36034/6/90-Estt.SCT dated 2.4.1992, such Ex-servicemen who have already joined government job in civil side after availing of the benefits given to ex-servicemen for their re-employment are also eligible for the age concession. However, such candidates will not be eligible for the benefit of reservation as EXS or for fee concession.
Note – IV : The period of call up Service of an EXS in the Armed Forces shall also be treated as service rendered in the Armed Forces . For any servicemen of the three Armed Forces of the Union to be treated as EXS for the purpose of securing the benefits of reservation, he must have already acquired, at the relevant time of submitting his application for SSC post / service, the status of EXS and / or in a position to establish his acquired entitlement by documentary evidence from the competent authority that he would complete specified term of engagement from the Armed Forces within the stipulated period of one year from the SSC Madhya Pradesh Region Recruitment Application closing date ( 27.02.2012 ).
Note – V : The format of certificate / undertaking to be submitted by the EXS candidate in this connection is given in Annexure IV & V.
Process of Certification / Formats of Certificates :
Candidates who wish to be considered against SSC 2012 vacancies reserved / to seek age relaxation, must submit requisite certificate from the competent authority alongwith their application for the Staff Selection Commission examination, otherwise, their claim for PH / EXS status will not be entertained and their SSC Madhya Pradesh Region applications 2012 will be considered as if same are from General ( UR ) category candidates. The nature & format of certificate is as under :
- Annexure I for SC / ST category candidates.
- Annexure II for OBC category candidates.
- Annexure III for PH category candidates.
- Annexure IV & V for ExS category candidates.
Note-I : Candidates are warned that they may be permanently debarred from the SSC examination 2012 conducted by the Staff Selection Commission in case candidates fraudulently claim SC / ST / OBC / ExS / PH status.
Note-II : Important Requirement of PH Certificate.
- A disability certificate shall be issued by a Medical Board duly constituted by the Central and the State Government. The Central / State Government may constitute a Medical Board consisting of at least three members, out of which, at least, one member shall be a Specialist in the relevant field for assessing locomotor / cerebral / visual / hearing disability, as the case may be.
- The certificate would be valid for a period of 5 years for those whose disability is ‘Temporary’. The Medical Board shall indicate the period of validity of the certificate where there are chances of variation in the degree of disability. For those who acquired permanent disability, the validity can be shown as ‘Permanent’. On representation by the applicant, the Medical Board may review its decision having regard to all the facts and circumstances of the case and pass such orders in the matter as it thinks fit.
- According to the Persons with Disabilities ( Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation ) Rules, 1996 notified on 31.12.1996 by the Central Government in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) and (2) of section 73 of the Persons with Disabilities ( Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation ) Act, 1995 ( 1 of 1996 ), authorities to give disability Certificate will be a Medical Board duly constituted by the Central and the State Government. The State government may constitute a Medical Board consisting of at least three members out of which at least one shall be a specialist in the particular field for assessing locomotors / hearing and speech disability, mental retardation and leprosy cured, as the case may be.
Note-III : Central Govt. Civilian Employees claiming the benefit of Govt. employees, would be required to submit a certificate ( as per Annexure-VII ) by their office indicating length of service at the time of applying for the SSC examination to enable the Staff Selection Commission to decide their eligibility. They may send their applications directly to the Staff Selection Commission after intimating to their Head of Office / Department and need not send another copy through proper channel. However, in case they decide to send Application through proper channel, they must ensure that the application complete in all respects should reach Staff Selection Commission by the closing date. Applications for SSC Madhya Pradesh Region 2012 shall be rejected if received late and / or not complete in all respects as provided in rules.
Save as provided above, the age limit prescribed, shall in no case be relaxed.
4. Preliminary Selection : Mere fulfilling of minimum prescribed qualifications, etc., will not entitle the candidates to be called for the SSC Interview. Staff Selection Commission may make a preliminary short-listing of candidates with reference to the number of vacancies in SSC on the basis of their educational qualifications, academic records to undergo the SSC Interview ( alongwith screening test, if necessary ).
5. Screening Test : The Staff Selection Commission may, at its discretion also decide to hold a screening test for all / short-listed candidates. Only such of the candidates who qualify in the screening test at the standard fixed by the Staff Selection Commission at their discretion would be made eligible for being called for the SSC Interview. The Screening Test / Interveiw will be held at Staff Selection Commission’s Sub-regional Office at Raipur or other Centers as may be decided by the Staff Selection Commission. No TA is payable to any candidate for appearing in the SSC Screening Test.