UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION : SPECIAL RECRUITMENT ADVERTISEMENT NO. 51/2012
INVITES ONLINE RECRUITMENT APPLICATIONS (ORA*) FOR RECRUITMENT BY SELECTION TO THE FOLLOWING POSTS (*: by using the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in)
Assistant Public Provident Fund Commissioner
(Vacancy No. 12045103714) - Number of Posts: 253 (Two Hundred Fifty Three)
POST Assistant Public Provident Fund Commissioners in the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Ministry of Labour & Employment.
RESERVATIONOf the two hundred fifty three (253) posts, thirty-seven (37) posts are reserved for Scheduled Castes candidates, eighteen (18) posts are reserved for Scheduled Tribes candidates, sixty-three (63) posts are reserved for Other Backward Classes candidates and the remaining one hundred thirty five (135) posts are Unreserved.
Of the two hundred fifty three (253) posts, ten (10) posts are reserved for Physically Handicapped Persons from any community. Of the ten (10) posts reserved for Physically handicapped Persons, six (06) posts are reserved for Physically Handicapped Persons with disability viz. Hearing Handicapped/ Hearing Impairment (HH) and remaining four (04) posts are reserved for Physically Handicapped Persons with disability viz. Orthopaedically Handicapped/ Locomotor Disability/ Cerebral Palsy with One Arm Affected (OA) or One Leg Affected (OL) or Both Legs Affected (BL) from any community. The posts are also sui table for Physical ly Handicapped Persons wi th disabi l i ty viz. Hear ing Handicapped/ Hearing Impairment (HH) or Orthopaedically Handicapped/ Locomotor Disability/ Cerebral Palsy with One Arm Affected (OA) or One Leg Affected (OL) or Both Legs Affected (BL).
QUALIFICATIONS: ESSENTIAL: Degree of a recognised University or equivalent. DESIRABLE: Diploma in Company Law/ Labour Laws/ Public Administration.
ANY OTHER CONDITIONS: i) Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation is a statutory body and service under it will not be treated as Govt. Service. ii) In respect of permanent Government Servant appointed as APFC, the EPFO can pay leave salary and pension contribution as admissible under the rules for two years if a demand is made by the parent department for the same for maintaining lien. If he/ she ultimately chooses to go back to his/ her parent department, the amount remitted is liable to be refunded to the organisation before the officer is relieved.
DUTIES: Look after the work of Enforcement, Recovery, Accounts, Administration, Cash, Legal, Pension and Computer which includes the statutory and administrative functions like conducting inquiry, settlement of claims, general administration, maintenance of Cash Book/ Reconciliation of Bank Statement, MIS returns etc.
HQ: Anywhere in India excluding the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
IMPORTANT CANDIDATES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO S E N D A N Y D O C U M E N T O R C E R T I F I C A T E O R P R I N T O U T O F A P P L I C A T I O N I N I T I A L L Y T O T H E COMMISSION
DATE FOR DETERMINING THE ELIGIBILITY OF ALL CANDIDATES IN EVERY RESPECT SHALL BE THE PRESCRIBED CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISISON OF ONLINE RECRUITMENT APPLICATION (ORA)
NOTES: a) Candidates are requested to apply only Online against this advertisement on the Online Recruitment Application (ORA) website http://www.upsconline.nic.in and NOT write to the Commission for Application forms. They are also requested to go through carefully the details of posts and instructions published below as well as on the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in
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NATURE OF POST: permanent.
PAY SCALE & CLASSIFICATION: (Figures in bracket at the end of the pay scale
indicate the approx Total Emoluments (per month) (T.E.) excluding TA and HRA
at the minimum of the scale).
APFC PAY SCALE Rs.15,600-39,100 (PB-3) + Rs.5,400 (Grade pay) (T.E. Rs.34,650/-), Group ‘A’, Non-Ministerial for the posts at Item No. 3.
AGE LIMIT AS ON CLOSING DATE i.e. 03.05.2012: Not exceeding 35 years.
The age limit shown against all the items is the normal age limit and the age is
relaxable for SC/ST c a n d i d a t e s u p t o 5 y e a r s a n d u p t o 3 y e a r s f o r O B C candidates in respect of vacancies reserved forthem. SC/ST/OBC Candidates
have to produce a caste certificate in prescribed proforma. For age concession applicable to other categories of applicants please see relevant paras of the “ I n s t r u c t i o n s a n d A d d i t i o n a l I n f o r m a t i o n t o C a n d i d a t e s f o r Recruitment by Selection”. Age relaxation for Central Government employees would be available additionally to EPFO employees also in respect of posts pertaining to EPFO.
A candidate will be eligible to get the benefit of community reservation only in case the particular caste to which the candidates belong is included in the list of reserved communities issued by the Central Government. If a candidate indicates in his/her application form that he/she belongs to SC/ST/OBC/General category but subsequently writes to the Commission to change his/her category, such request shall not be entertained by the Commission.
Physically Handicapped (PH) Persons or Persons with disabilities, as indicated against various item(s) in the VACANCY DETAILS, can apply to the respective posts even if the post is not reserved for them but has been identified as Suitable. However, such candidates will be considered for selection to such post by general standard of merit. Persons suffering from not less than 40% of relevant disability shall alone be eligible for the benefit of reservation and other relaxations as permissible under the rules. Thus, Physically Handicapped (PH) persons can avail benefit of:
i) Reservation and other Concessions & Relaxations as permissible under the rules only when degree of physical disability is 40% or more and the posts are reserved for PH candidates.
ii) Other Concessions & Relaxations as permissible under the rules only when degree of physical disability is 40% or more and the posts are suitable for PH candidates.
PROBATION: The persons selected will be appointed on probation as per rule.
EXAM : A Written Objective Type Recruitment Test with multiple choice questions shall
be conducted, followed by Interview for selection of candidates.
SCHEME FOR THE TEST
i) The test will be of two hours’ duration and will carry a maximum of 100 marks.
ii) The test will be objective type questions with multiple choices of answers.
iii) There will be penalty for wrong answers. Every wrong answer will carry a deduction of one-third of the marks assigned to that question. If no answer is marked for a question, there will be no penalty for that question.
SYLLABUS FOR APFC WRITTEN TEST
The syllabus of the question paper for the post of Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC) comprises the following major topics/ broad areas.
The medium of the test will be both English and Hindi.
i) The questions in General English component of the test will be designed to evaluate candidate’s understanding of English language and workman-like use of the words.
ii) The questions in General Studies component will broadly cover areas like
Indian Culture, Heritage
Development and Globalization
Governance and Constitution of India
Present Trends in Indian Economy
Accountancy and Auditing
Industrial Relations & Labour Laws
Basic Knowledge of Computer Applications
General Mental Abilities
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WEIGHTAGE RESPECTIVE WEIGHTAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT TEST AND INTERVIEWS SHALL BE DECIDED BY THE COMMISSION.
Date of Recruitment Test
The Recruitment Test shall be held as per details given below:
Sunday, the 23 rd September, 2012 in the Forenoon Session for the Post (Assistant Provident Fund Commissioners in EPFO).
Centre for Recruitment Test
i) Applicants are required to indicate their choice of centres (CENTRE CODES) in the Online Recruitment Application (ORA) system.
ii) However, if any of the Centres registers less than 10 candidates, the same shall not be operated for Recruitment Test. Candidates opting for that Centre shall be allotted some other Centre. The Commission reserves the right to allot any other centre than the centre opted for at its discretion.
iii) The candidates should note that no request for change of Centre will be entertained under any circumstances.
iv) The candidates are cautioned that if any candidate appears at a Centre other than the one allotted by the Commission in his/ her Admission Certificate, his/her answer sheets will not be evaluated and his/ her candidature will be liable to cancellation.
INSTRUCTIONS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO CANDIDATES FOR
RECRUITMENT BY SELECTION
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 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 or
E a s t A f r i c a n c o u n t r i e s o f K e n y a , U g a n d a , t h e U n i t e d R e p u b l i c o f
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
NOTE: The application of a candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is
necessary, may be considered by the Commission and, i f recommended for
appointment, the candidate may also be provisionally appointed subject to the
necessary certificate being issued in his favour by the Government of India .
2. AGE LIMITS: The age limit for the post has been given in the advertisement. For
certain age concessions admissible to various categories please go through the
instruction regarding Concessions & Relaxations.
3. MINIMUM ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must fulfill the essential
requirements of the post and other conditions stipulated in the advertisement.
They are advised to satisfy themselves before applying that they possess at least
the essential qualifications laid down for various posts. No enquiry asking for
advice as to eligibility will be entertained.
4. APPLICATION FEE:
(a) Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 25/- (Rupees Twenty five) only either
by remitting the money in any branch of the SBI by cash or by using net banking
facility of the SBI or by using visa/master credit/debit card.
(b) No fee for SC/ST/PH/Women candidates of any community. No “fee exemption”
is available to OBC male candidates and they are required to pay the full prescribed
(c) Applications without the prescribed fee would not be considered and summarily
rejected. No representation against such rejection would be entertained.
(d) Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstance nor can the fee
be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.
5. CONCESSIONS & RELAXATIONS:
(a) The upper age limit in case of Ex-Servicemen and Commissioned Officers
including ECOs/SSCOs shall be relaxed by the length of Military Service
increased by three years subject to the conditions that on the closing date of
receipt of applications (i) the continuous service rendered in the Armed Forces
by an Ex-Serviceman is not less than six months after attestation and (ii) that the
resultant age after deducting his period of service from his actual age does not
exceed the prescribed age limit by more than 3 years. This relaxation is also
available to ECOs/SSCOs who have completed their initial period of assignment
of five years of Military Service and whose assignment has been extended beyond
5 years as on closing date and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues
certificates that they will be released within 3 months on selection from the date
of receipt of offer of appointment. Candidates claiming age relaxation under this
para would be required to produce a certificate in the prescribed proforma to the
NOTE: Ex Servicemen who have already secured regular employment under the
Central Govt. in a Civil Post are permitted the benefit of age relaxation as admissible
for Ex-Servicemen for securing another employment in any higher post or service
under the Central Govt. However, such candidates will not be eligible for the benefit
of reservation, if any for Ex-Servicemen in Central Govt. jobs.
(b) In order to qualify for the concession under (a) above, candidates concerned
would be required to produce a certificate that they have been released from the
Defence Forces. The certificate for Ex-Servicemen and Commissioned Officers
including ECOs/SSCOs should be signed by the appropriate authorities specified
below and should also specify the period of service in the Defence Forces:-
(i) In case of Commissioned Officers including ECOs/SSCOs:
Army: Directorate of Personnel Service, Army Headquarters, New Delhi.
Navy: Directorate of Personnel Services Naval Headquarters, New Delhi.
Air Force: Directorate of Personnel Services, Air Headquarters, New Delhi.
(ii) In case of JCOs/ORs and equivalent of the Navy and Air Forces:
Army: By various Regimental Record Offices.
Navy: Naval Records, Bombay
Air Force: Air Force Records, New Delhi.
(c) Age relaxation for Central Government employees:
The upper age limit is relaxable for Central/U.T. Govt. Servants up to 5 years as
per instructions issued by the Govt. of India from time to time. (10 years for
persons belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and 8 years for persons
belonging to other Backward Classes in respect of the posts reserved for them)
in accordance with the instructions or orders issued by the Government of India.
A candidate claiming to belong to the category of Central Government servant
and thus seeking age relaxation under this para would be required to produce a
Certificate in the prescribed proforma issued after the date of advertisement from
his/her Employer on the Office letter head to the effect that he/she is a regularly
appointed Central Government Servant and not on casual/adhoc/daily wages/
hourly paid/contract basis employee.
The age relaxation will be admissible to such of the Government servants as are
working in posts which are in the same line or allied cadres and where a
relationship could be established that the service already rendered in a particular
post will be useful for the efficient discharge of the duties of the post(s) recruitment
t o wh i c h h a s b e e n a d v e r t i s e d . De c i s i o n i n t h i s r e g a r d wi l l r e s t wi t h t h e Commission.
(d) Age relaxation for Meritorious Sports persons:
The relaxation in upper age limit upto a maximum of 5 years (10 years for persons
belonging to SC/ST Communities and 8 years for persons belonging to Other
Backward Classes in respect of posts reserved for them) may be allowed to
meritorious sportswomen/sportsmen in the field of Games/Sports recognized by
the Government for such purpose provided they satisfy all other conditions
prescribed by Government from time to time. The persons claiming age relaxation
under this sub-para would be required to produce a certificate issued by the
competent authority in the prescribed proforma. For others, age limit will be
strictly adhered to save in exceptional circumstances, and in no case be relaxed
beyond a limit of three years.
(e) Age relaxation for Widows, Divorced Women and Women Judicially separated
The upper age limit is relaxable up to the age of 35 years (upto 40 years for
members of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and upto 38 years for members
belonging to the Other Backward Classes in respect of the posts reserved for
them) for Widows, divorced Women and Women Judicially separated from their
Husbands who are not remarried. The persons claiming age relaxation under
this sub-para would be required to produce following documentary evidence:
(i) In case of Widow, Death Certificate of her husband together with the Affidavit that
she has not remarried since.
(ii) In case of divorced Women and Women judicially separated from their husbands,
a certified copy of the judgment/decree of the appropriate Court to prove the fact
of divorce or the judicial separation, as the case may be, with an Affidavit in
respect of divorced Women and they have not remarried since.
(f) Age relaxation to persons who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of
J&K during the period from 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989:
The relaxation in upper age limit of 5 years shall be admissible to all persons
who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of J&K during the period from 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989. The persons claiming relaxation under
this sub-para would be required to produce a certificate to this effect from the
District Magistrate within whose jurisdiction they had ordinarily resided or from
any other authority designated in this behalf by the Government of Jammu and
Kashmir. This relaxation shall remain in force upto 31.12.2013.
(g) Age relaxation to Physically Handicapped (PH) persons:
Age relaxation of 5 years is allowed (total 10 years for SCs/STs and 8 years for
OBCs in respect of the posts reserved for them) to blind, deaf-mute and
orthopedically handicapped persons for appointment to Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’
posts/services. The persons claiming age relaxation under this sub-para would
be required to produce a certificate in prescribed proforma in support of their
claims clearly indicating that the degree of physical disability is 40% or more. In
any case, the appointment of these candidates will be subject to their being
found medically fit in accordance with the standards of medical fitness as
prescribed by the Government for each individual Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ posts
to be filled by Direct Recruitment by Selection.
6. HOW TO APPLY:
a) Candidates must apply online through the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in.
Applications received through any other mode would not be accepted and
b) Candidates who wish to apply for more than one post should apply separately for
each post and pay the fee for each post in the prescribed manner.
c) After submitting the Online Recruitment Application (ORA), the candidates are
not required to send any Document or Certificate or Printout of Application initially
to the Commission. Any Document or Certificate or Printout of Application
submitted initially by the candidate would be summarily ignored. However, he/
she should essentially retain the Printout of the Online Recruitment Application
(ORA) finally submitted for submission to the Commission along with relevant
Documents/ Certificates on demand, in case he/she qualifies in the Recruitment
d) The applicants are advised to submit only single Online Recruitment Application
for each post; however, if somehow, if he/she submits multiple Online Recruitment
Applications for one post, then he/she must ensure that Online Recruitment
Application with the higher “Application Number” is complete in all respects
i n c l u d i n g f e e . T h e a p p l i c a n t s , w h o s u b m i t m u l t i p l e O n l i n e R e c r u i t m e n t
Applications, should note that only the Online Recruitment Application with higher
“Application Number” shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid
against one “Application Number” shall not be adjusted against any other
e) The candidates are advised to submit the Online Recruitment Application well in
advance without waiting for the closing date.
7. DOCUMENTS/ CERTIFICATES:
A) Initially the candidates are not required to send any Document or Certificate
or Printout of Application to the Commission. Subsequently the candidates
who qualify in the Recruitment Test shall be asked to submit only the following
Documents/ Certificates along with the Printout of the Online Recruitment
a) Self attested copies of Degree/Diploma certificate along with mark statements
pertaining to all the academic years as proof of educational qualification claimed.
In the absence of Degree/Diploma certificate, provisional certificate along with
mark sheets pertaining to all the academic years will be accepted.
b) Self attested copy of order/ letter in respect of equivalent Educational Qualifications
claimed, indicating the Authority (with number and date) under which it has been
so treated, in respect of equivalent clause in Essential Qualifications, if a candidate
is claiming a particular qualification as equivalent qualification as per the
requirement of advertisement.
c) Self attested copies of Certificate(s) in the prescribed proforma from the Head(s)
of Organization(s)/Department(s) for the entire experience claimed, clearly
mentioning the duration of employment (date, month & year) indicating the basic
pay and consolidated pay. The certificate(s) should also mention the nature of
duties performed/experience obtained in the post(s) with duration(s). Experience
Certificate should be in the prescribed format relevant to the post. Experience
certificate not in prescribed proforma but containing all the details as mentioned
above would be considered on merits by the Commission.
d) Self attested copy of Physically Handicapped certificate in prescribed proforma
by the competent authority from Physically Handicapped Persons eligible for
appointment to the post on the basis of prescribed standards of Medical Fitness.
The Competent Authority to issue Physically Handicapped certificate shall be a
Medical Board duly constituted by the Central or a State Government. The Central/
State Government may constitute Medical Board(s) consisting of at least three
members out of which at least one shall be a specialist in the particular field for
assessing Locomotor/ Cerebral / Visual / Hearing disability, as the case may be.
B) Following Original Documents/ Certificates are to be produced along with
self attested copies at the time of Interview, including other items specified
in the Summon letter for Interview, failing which the candidate would not be
allowed to appear in the Interview:
Standard or equivalent certificate indicating date of birth, or
mark sheet of Matriculation/10
Standard or equivalent issued by Central/State
Board indicating Date of Birth in support of their claim of age. Where date of birth
is not available in certificate/mark sheets, issued by concerned Educational
Boards, School leaving certificate indicating Date of Birth will be considered (in
case of Tamil Nadu & Kerala).
b) Degree/Diploma certificate along with marksheets pertaining to all the academic
years as proof of educational qualification claimed. In the absence of Degree/
Diploma certificate, provisional certificate along with mark sheets pertaining to
all the academic years will be accepted.
c) Order/ letter in respect of equivalent Educational Qualifications claimed, indicating
the Authority (with number and date) under which it has been so treated, in
respect of equivalent clause in Essential Qualifications, if a candidate is claiming
a particular qualification as equivalent qualification as per the requirement of
d) Certificate(s) in the prescribed proforma from the Head(s) of Organization(s)/
Department(s) for the entire experience claimed, clearly mentioning the duration
of employment (date, month & year) indicating the basic pay and consolidated
pay. The certificate(s) should also mention the nature of duties performed/
experience obtained in the post(s) with duration(s). Experience Certificate should
be issued in prescribed format relevant to the post. Experience certificate not in
prescribed proforma but containing all the details as mentioned above would be
considered on merits by the Commission.
e) Caste certificate by candidate seeking reservation as SC/ ST/ OBC, in the
p r e s c r i b e d p r o f o rma f r om t h e c omp e t e n t a u t h o r i t y i n d i c a t i n g c l e a r l y t h e
candidate’s Caste, the Act/ Order under which the Caste is recognized as SC/
ST/ OBC and the village/ town the candidate is ordinarily a resident of.
f) A declaration in the prescribed format by candidate seeking reservation as OBC,
that he/she does not belong to the creamy layer on the crucial date, in addition to
the community certificate (OBC). Unless specified otherwise, the prescribed
closing date for receipt of Online Recruitment Application for the post is to be
treated as crucial date.
g) Physical ly Handicapped cer t i f icate in prescr ibed proforma issued by the
Competent Authority by Physically Handicapped persons eligible for appointment
to the post on the basis of prescribed standards of Medical Fitness. The Competent
Authority to issue Physically Handicapped certificate shall be a Medical Board
duly constituted by the Central or a State Government. The Central/ State
Government may constitute Medical Board(s) consisting of at least three members
out of which at least one shall be a specialist in the particular field for assessing
Locomotor/ Cerebral / Visual / Hearing disability, as the case may be.
h) A candidate who claims change in name after matriculation on marriage or
remarriage or divorce etc. the following documents shall be submitted:-
i) In case of marriage of women - Photocopy of Husband’s passport showing
names of spouses or an attested copy of marriage certificate issued by the
Registrar of Marriage or an Affidavit from husband and wife along with a joint
photograph duly sworn before the Oath Commissioner;
ii) In case of re-marriage of women - Divorce Deed/Death certificate as the
case may be in respect of first spouse; and photocopy of present husband’s
passport showing names of spouse or an attested copy of marriage certificate
issued by the Registrar of Marriage or an Affidavit from the husband and wife
along with joint photograph duly sworn before the Oath Commissioner
iii) In case of divorce of women - Certified copy of Divorce Decree and Deed
Poll/Affidavit duly sworn before the Oath Commissioner.
iv) In other circumstances for change of name for both male and female -
Deed Poll/Affidavit duly sworn before the Oath Commissioner and paper
cuttings of two leading daily newspaper in original (One daily newspaper
should be of the area of applicants permanent and present address or nearby
area) and Gazette Notification.
i) Certificate/ Document in respect of Age relaxation for:
i) Ex-Servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/SSCOs in
prescribed proforma from competent authority.
ii) Central/UT Government Employees/Servants in prescribed proforma from
competent authority issued after the date of advertisement.
iii) Meritorious Sports persons in prescribed proforma from competent authority.
iv) Widows/Divorced Women/Women Judicially separated from Husbands.
v) Persons who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of J & K during the
period from 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989.
vi) Persons seeking age relaxation under special provision/ order.
j) Persons already in Regular Government service, whether in permanent or
temporary capacity other than casual/adhoc/daily wages/hourly paid/contract
basis are however required to submit a declaration that they have informed in
writing to their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the selection.
k) Certificate(s) in respect of claim regarding Professional Registration, Language,
Publications, NET, GATE, Conference, Internship.
l) Documentary support for any other claim(s) made.
NOTE I: ORIGINAL CERTIFICATES ARE TO BE PRODUCED ONLY AT THE TIME
NOTE II: Date of birth mentioned in Online Recruitment Application is final. No
subsequent request for change of date of birth will be considered or granted.
NOTE III: The period of experience rendered by a candidate on part time basis, daily
wages, visiting/ guest faculty will not be counted while calculating the valid experience
for short listing the candidates for interview.
NOTE IV: If any document/ certificate furnished is in a language other than Hindi or
English, a transcript of the same duly attested by a Gazetted officer or notary is to be
8. ACTION AGAINST CANDIDATES FOUND GUILTY OF MISCONDUCT:
Candidates are warned that they should not furnish any particulars that are false
or suppress any material information in filling up the application form. Candidates
are also warned that they should in no case correct or alter or otherwise tamper
with any entry in a document or its attested/certified copy submitted by them nor
should they submit a tampered/fabricated document. If there is any inaccuracy
or any discrepancy between two or more such documents or their attested/certified
copies, an explanation regarding this discrepancy should be submitted.
A candidate who is or has been declared by the Commission to be guilty of:
a) obtaining support of his/her candidature by any means, or
b) impersonating, or
c) procuring impersonation by any person , or
d) submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with,
e) making statements which are incor rect or false or suppressing mater ial
f) resorting to any other irregular or improper means in connection with his/her
candidature for the selection, or
g) using unfair means during the test, or
h) writing irrelevant matter including obscene language or pornographic matter, in
the script(s) , or
i) misbehaving in any other manner in the examination hall, or
j) harassing or doing bodily harm to the staff employed by the Commission for the
conduct of their test, or
k) bringing mobile phone/Communication device in the examination Hall/Interview
l) attempting to commit or, as the case may be, abetting the Commission of all or
any of the acts specified in the foregoing clauses may, in addition to rendering
himself/herself liable to criminal prosecution, be liable:
i) to be disqualified by the Commission from selection for which he/she is a
ii) to be debarred either permanently or for a specified period:-
· by the Commission from any examination or selection held by them
· by the Central Government from any employment under them, and
iii) if he/she is already in service under Government to disciplinary action under
the appropriate rules.
9. OTHER INFORMATION/INSTRUCTIONS:
a) All candidates whether in Government service or in Government owned industrial
or other similar organizations or in private employment should submit their
applications online directly to the Commission. Persons already in Regular
Government service, whether in permanent or temporary capacity other than
casual/adhoc/daily wages/hourly paid/contract basis are however required to
submit a declaration that they have informed in writing to their Head of Office/
Department that they have applied for the selection.
b) The date for determining the eligibility of all candidates in every respect shall be
the closing date for submitting the Online Recruitment Application on the website
c) In respect of equivalent clause in Essential Qualifications, if a candidate is claiming
a particular qualification as equivalent qualification as per the requirement of
advertisement, then the candidate is required to produce order/letter in this regard,
indicating the Authority (with number and date) under which it has been so
treated otherwise the Online Recruitment Application is liable to be rejected.
d) Candidates must, if required, attend a personal interview at such place, as may
be fixed by the Commission. The Commission do not defray the traveling or other
expenses of candidates summoned for interview. They, however, contribute
towards those expenses at a rate corresponding to the amount of the Second
Class Mail railway fare by the shortest route to the place of interview from the
Railway Station nearest to the normal place of residence of the candidate or from
which he actually performs the journey, whichever, is nearer to the place of
interview, and back to the same station or the amount of Railway fare actually
incurred by the candidate whichever is less. Details of this will be furnished
when they are called for interview.
e) Commission’s contribution towards the traveling expenses in respect of those
candidates who are interviewed at Delhi will be paid on the spot on the date of
interview itself provided they fulfill all the conditions. In respect of those candidates
who have been called to be present at interviews at places other than Delhi, the
same will be sent by Money Order later on.
f) The Summoning of candidates for interview convey no assurance whatsoever
that they will be selected. Appointment orders to selected candidates will be
issued by the Government.
g) Candidates must be in sound bodily health. They must, if selected be prepared
to undergo such medical examination and satisfy such medical authority as
Government may require.
h) Candidates will be informed of the final result in due course through UPSC
website/ Employment News and any interim enquiries about the result are
therefore, unnecessary and will not be attended to. The Commission do not
enter into correspondence with the candidates about reasons for their non
selection for interview/appointment.
i) The Commission may grant higher initial pay to candidates adjudged meritorious
in the interview.
j) Canvassing in any form will disqualify a candidate.
CHECK LIST: VERIFY THE FOLLOWING BEFORE SUBMITING
THE ONLINE RECRUITMENT APPLICATION
a) That no column is wrongly filled or kept blank in the Online Recruitment Application
as the information furnished therein would be used to determine the eligibility of
candidates to be called for Recruitment Test/ Interviews.
b) That after submitting the Online Recruitment Application (ORA), the candidates are not required to send any Document or Certificate or Printout of Application initially to the Commission. Any Document or Certificate or Printout of Application submitted initially by the candidate would be summarily ignored. However, he/she should essentially retain the Printout of the Online Recruitment Application (ORA) for submission to the Commission along with relevant Documents/ Certificates on demand, in case he/she qualifies in the Recruitment Test.
a) MOBILE PHONES ARE BANNED IN THE CAMPUS OF UPSC EXAMINATION/
b) Government strives to have work force which reflects gender balance and
women candidates are encouraged to apply.
c) In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.
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