SSC Section Officer ( SO ) Commercial Audit Examination Eligibility
Nationality / Citizenship :
A candidate must be either :
(a) A citizen of India, or
(b) A subject of Nepal, or
(c) A subject of Bhutan, or
(d) A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the 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 (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the Offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.
4(A). Age Limit :
Between 18 to 27 years as on ____ ( normal closing date for receipt of applications ) i.e. not born earlier than 10.04.1982 and not later than 09.04.1991 For various relaxations in age limit, see paras 4(B) to 4(D) hereafter.
Candidates should note that only the date of birth as recorded in the matriculation / secondary examination certificate or an equivalent certificate on the date of submission of application will be accepted by the Staff Selection Commission and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
4(B) : The Upper age limit as prescribed in Para 4 (A) above will be further relaxable :
(i) Upto a maximum of 5 years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe category.
(ii) Upto a maximum of 3 years if a candidate belongs to OBCs in accordance with DP&T OM NO.36012/22/93-Estt. ( SCT ) dated 8.9.1993 & OM No.43013/2/95-Estt ( SCT ) dated 25.01.95 with its subsequent amendments.
Note I :
The OBC candidates should furnish the relevant OBC Certificate in the prescribed format prescribed for Central Government jobs ( as per Annexure VII ) issued by the competent authority on or before the Closing Date(___)as stipulated in the Notice. OBC certificate obtained otherwise than the prescribed certificate meant for Central Government Jobs will not be considered for seeking relaxation whatsoever.
(iii) Upto a maximum of 10 years if the candidate is a physically handicapped person. For candidates belonging to SC / ST / OBCs and who are also physically handicapped, the maximum relaxation of 10 years permissible for physically handicapped shall be in addition to the age relaxation provided in terms of sub-paras (i) and (ii) above.
(iv) Upto the maximum of 5 years to candidates of Jammu and Kashmir who have ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from 1.1.80 to 31.12.89. Any person intending to avail of the aforesaid relaxation shall submit the certificate from either District Magistrate within whose jurisdiction he had ordinarily resided or any other authority so designated in this behalf by the Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir to the effect that he had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989.
4(C) : The upper age limit as prescribed in Para 4 (A) above will be relax able upto a maximum of 5 years ( 8 years for OBCs and 10 years for SCs / STs ) in case of Ex-Serviceman and Commissioned Officers including ECOs / SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years military service as on ____( Closing date for receipt of completed application form ) and have been released
(i) on completion of assignment ( including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year ) 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.
An Ex-Serviceman means a person who has served in any rank whether as a combatant or non-combatant in the Regular Army, Navy, Air Force of the Indian Union and
(i) who retired from such service after earning his / her pension. This would also include persons who are released / retired at their own request but after having earned their pension; or
(ii) who has been released from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service / circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pension; or
(iii) who has been released, otherwise than on his own request from such service as a result of reduction in establishment; or
(iv) who has been released from such service after completing the specific 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, namely :
(a) Pension holders for continuous embodied service,
(b) Persons with disability attributable to military service; and
(c) Gallantry award winners.
Note I :
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 II :
The period of “Call up Service” of an Ex-Serviceman in the Armed Forces shall also be treated as service rendered in the Armed Forces for purpose of Para – 4(C) above and Note IV below.
Note III :
For any serviceman of the three Armed Forces of the Union to be treated as Ex-Serviceman for the purpose of securing the benefits of reservation; he must have already acquired, at the relevant time of submitting his application for the Post / Service, the status of ex-serviceman and / or is 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 closing date (i.e____).
The persons serving in the Armed Forces of the Union, who on retirement from service, would come under the category of ‘ex-serviceman’, may be permitted to apply for reemployment one year before the completion of the specified terms of engagements and avail themselves of all concessions available to ex-servicemen but shall not be permitted to leave the uniform until they complete the specified term of engagement in the Armed Forces of the Union.
Note IV :
This concession of applying one year before the completion of specified term of engagement is not available in respect of Educational Qualifications i.e. the candidate must have the required educational qualifications on the date of application and must be in a position to produce the necessary document in support thereof on or before the normal closing date i.e. ____.
Note V :
The format of certificate / undertaking to be submitted by the candidates in this connection is given in Appendix IV & V.
Note VI :
Age concession is not admissible to the sons, daughters and dependents of Ex-Servicemen.
4(d) Age relaxation for central government civilian employees :
The Upper age limit is relaxable upto the age of 32 years ( 37 years for SCs / STs candidates and 35 years for OBCs candidate ) to the Departmental candidates ( Central Government employees holding civil posts ) who have rendered not less than 3 years continuous service on regular basis [ and not on ad-hoc basis ] as on ______.
Save as provided above, the limits prescribed above, shall in no case be relaxed.