Punjab PSC Law Officer Competitive Examination 2015

Punjab PSC Law Officer Competitive Examination 2015

Punjab Public Service Commission,
Baradari Garden,
Patiala – 147 001.

Website : http://ppsc.gov.in

1.0 Introduction :

1.1 The Punjab Public Service Commission ( PPSC ) has been established under Article 315 of the Constitution of India, with the basic purpose of recruiting officials in various departments of the Government as per the requisitions sent by the Government in this regard from time to time.

1.2 The Punjab Public Service Commission invites Online Application Forms from eligible candidates for recruitment to the One Post of Law Officer in the Department of Local Government, Government of Punjab.

Note : Punjab PSC Advertisement is being published as per requisition received from the Department of Local Government ( Establishment Branch ), Government of Punjab vide their Letter No.EBI-Est.DSS-2013/27919 dated 19/08/2013, EBI-Est.DSS-2014/8065 dated 20/02/2014 and is subject to any modification or amendment that may be made by the Government subsequently.

2.0 PPSC Law Officer Competitive Exam Vacancies 2015 :

2.1 The number of vacancies to be filled for the Posts of Law Officer is given in the table below :

Sr. No.Name of PostCategory & CodeNo. of Posts
1.
Law OfficerGeneral ( 71 )01*

*Note : The number of PPSC Law Officer posts is liable to alteration without any notice.

2.2 The candidates should indicate in the Application Form, the category for which they want to be considered. Category once filled would not be changed under any circumstances.

3.0 PPSC Law Officer Pay Scale 2015 : Rupee10300 – 34800 + 4800/- Grade Pay.

Regarding drawing the pay of the appointed candidate, as per Notifications No. 7/204/2012-4FP1/66, Dated 15/01/2015 of Govt. of Punjab Department of Finance ( Finance Personnel – I Branch ) Chandigarh, fixed emolument equal to Minimum of the Pay Band without any Grade Pay or any allowance will be paid during the probation period of 2 years. It is also clear that Annual increment or any other allowance except travelling allowance will not be paid during the probation period of 2 years.

4.0 PPSC Law Officer Competitive Exam Essential Qualifications 2015 :

  1. Should be a Law Graduate of a recognised University or institution and should have an experience at the Bar for a minimum period of five years.
  2. Punjabi of Matric or its equivalent Standard.

Note Related to Para 4.2 : Relaxable for Sikh Migrants upto the extent that they will have to acquire such qualification within two years after joining the service failing which their services shall liable to be terminated.

5.0 Age Limit for PPSC Law Officer Competitive Exam 2015 :

  1. Candidates should not be below 18 years and above 37 years of age as on 01/01/2015.
  2. Upper age limit may be relaxed upto 45 years for all States / Central Government employees.
  3. The Upper age limit is relaxed upto 42 years for Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes of Punjab.
  4. Ex-servicemen of Punjab Domicile shall be allowed to deduct the period of his service in the Armed Forces of Union from his actual age and if the resultant age does not exceed the maximum age limit prescribed for direct appointment to such a vacancy in the Service Rules concerned by more than three years, he shall be deemed to satisfy the condition regarding age limit.
  5. Upper age limit is also relaxed upto 42 years for Widows, Divorcees and certain other Categories of Women.
  6. Upper age limit is also relaxed upto 47 years for Physically Handicapped of Punjab.

6.0 PPSC Law Officer Competitive Examination 2015 :

The details of Competitive examination are as follows :

  1. This is for information of the candidates who have applied for the post of law officer in the Department of local Government of Punjab that a competitive exam for recruitment to this post shall be conducted. The date and time of PPSC Law Officer Competitive Exam will be uploaded on the website shortly.
  2. The scheme of the PPSC Law Officer Competitive Examination process shall be as under :

    Competitive Exam ( Objective Type ) – 300 Marks.

    Interview – 40 Marks.

    Grand Total – 340 Marks.

  3. The PPSC Law Officer Competitive Examination centre(s) shall be in Patiala and information of the same shall be mentioned on Admit Cards of all candidates. Details regarding the PPSC Law Officer Competitive Exam Admit cards shall be given shortly on the website of the Punjab Public Service Commission.
  4. All candidates who have applied for ibid posts have been declared “provisionally eligible” for appearing in the competitive exam.
  5. The scrutiny of application forms shall be done after the conduct of exam. During the process of scrutiny, the application forms and other relevant documents, certificates, etc of the candidates shall be examined to determine their eligibility as on the last date of submission of online application forms.
  6. Thereafter, candidates not more than three times the number of posts ( in their order of merit ) shall be short-listed for appearing in the interview. However, this number shall be subject to variation if two or more candidates at the last number ( the number at the end ) get equal marks, then all of them shall be considered for appearing in the interview ( subject to eligibility ), warranting the corresponding increase in the stipulated ratio.
  7. The salient features of the written competitive exam shall be as follows :
    1. The PPSC Law Officer Competitive Exam will consist of 100 objective type multiple choice questions.
    2. The duration of PPSC Law Officer Competitive Exam will be two hours.
    3. All questions will carry equal marks ( three marks each ).
    4. There will be no negative marking.
    5. The Viva-Voce shall carry 40 marks and final result shall be prepared on the basis of the grand total of the marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Competitive Examination and Viva-Voce.
  8. Syllabus of PPSC Law Officer Competitive Examination 2015
    1. Criminal Procedure Code
    2. Civil Procedure Code
    3. Indian Evidence Act
    4. Indian Penal Code.
    5. Constitutional Law.
    6. General Awareness.

    Note : The syllabus of law subjects shall be the entire code / Act / Constitution.

7.0 Nationality :

A candidate shall be a :

  1. Citizen of India; or
  2. Citizen of Nepal; or
  3. Subject of Bhutan; or
  4. Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India; or.
  5. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania ( formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar ) Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India;

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of Punjab in the Department of Home Affairs and Justice.

8.0 Submission of PPSC Law Officer Competitive Exam Application Forms 2015

8.1 The candidates can only apply by filling Online Application Form, a link of which is available on the website of the Punjab Public Service Commission http://www.ppsc.gov.in. No other mode of application will be accepted.

ProcessStepLast Date
To make new registration for applying for the post.( Step - 1 )07.09.2015 By 11:59:00 PM
To deposit the Application fees by system generated Bank Challan Form.( Step - 2 )11.09.2015 [ During Banking Hours ]
To take print of duly filled Online Application Form ( after depositing the Application Fees ) and to submit the Hard Copy of duly filled Online Application Form alongwith copy of self attested certificates and Challan Form ( PPSC Copy only )( Step - 3 )18.09.2015 By 05:00:00 PM

8.2 The printout of the duly filled Online Application Form alongwith copy of Bank Challan and relevant documents must reach { by Speed post / By hand } in the office of Secretary, Punjab Public Service Commission, Baradari Gardens, Patiala at the Latest by 5.00 pm before or by 18.9.2015.

9.0 PPSC Law Officer Competitive Exam Application and Examination Fee 2015 :

9.1 The candidates are required to pay the PPSC Law Officer Competitive Exam Application fee as per Govt. Letter No. 10/20/2007-3PP3/97751/1 dated 17-9-2013 as mentioned below :

Name of CategoryOnline Application ChargesExamination FeeTotal
Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes of all States and Backward Classes of Punjab State only.Rupee500/-Rupee625/-1125/-
Ex-Servicemen of Punjab state onlyRupee500/-No Fee to be paid500/-
All Others Categories ( including Lineal Descendent of Ex-servicemen, Punjab )Rupee500/-Rupee2500/-3000/-
Physically Handicapped, Punjab State only.Rupee500/-Rupee1250/-1750/-

9.2 The candidates entitled to fee concession / exemption must submit with their Application Form, a self attested copy of the certificate certifying their claim for fee concession / exemption. Candidates who do not submit such a certificate shall not be entitled to fee concession / exemption under any circumstances.

9.3 PPSC Law Officer Competitive Exam Application fee must be submitted through any Branch of State Bank of Patiala only. Candidate should carefully fill the details in the Online Application Form and click on the “submit” button at the end of the Online Application Format. Before pressing the “submit” Button, candidates are advised to verify every detail filled in the application. After submitting the online application form, the candidate should take a printout of the system generated Bank challan. No Change / Edit will be allowed after Submitting the Application Form. The application fee is non-refundable.

10. Important Note :

  1. Only Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes, Ex-Servicemen / LDESM, Physically Handicapped, Freedom Fighter & Sports Persons of Punjab domicile are eligible for the benefit of reservation.
  2. A candidate should indicate the specific category for which he / she wants to be considered and category once opted cannot be changed under any circumstances.
  3. SC / ST Candidates belonging to other States are required to fill their Post Category as General Category ( Code 71 ). They are entitled only to fee concession but not entitled to avail reservation / age relaxation.
  4. Ex-servicemen / Lineal Descendent of Ex-Servicemen ( LDESM ) who have domicile of Punjab are eligible for reservation under the Ex-Servicemen category. LDESM shall be considered against the vacancies for Ex-servicemen only if no Ex-servicemen are available. In case sufficient numbers of Ex-servicemen are available, then LDESM shall be treated as General Category candidates.

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