Questions on age relaxation rule for direct recruitment

Please brief me about age relaxation rule 1998 for direct recruitment by which one can claim 2 year age relaxation. If it applies can I claim age relaxation for direct recruitment of vocational instructor in ministry of skill development and. Entrepreneur ship GOI as I am overage by 1 month and currently working on contract basis on the same post which was advertised by staff selection commission Delhi.

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Under a  Department of Personnel and Training Notification- No. G.S.R. 758(E) dated 21.12.1998 (File No.15012/6/98)



“The upper age limit for recruitment by the method of Direct Open Competitive Examination to the Central Civil Services and Civil post on the date of commencement of the Central Civil Services and Civil posts shall be increased by two years.”


“Direct Open Competitive Examination” shall mean direct recruitment by Open Competitive Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission or any other authority under the Central Government and it shall not include recruitment through Limited Departmental Examination or through short listing or by interview or by contract or by absorption or deputation . Above said rules shall not apply to recruitment to Para Military Forces, namely, Assam Rifles, Border Security Force, Central Industrial Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force and Indo-Tibetan Border Police.

Thus, in your case you are a contractual employee and you haven’t cleared any “Direct Open Competitive Examination”, then you cannot use this notification to your advantage.

Answered on November 26, 2016.
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