1. An Orthopedically Challenged (OC) person is one having a minimum of 40% physical defect or deformity which causes interference with the normal functioning of the bones, muscles and joints and is so certified by a Medical Board appointed by the State Government.
2. Visually Challenged (Blindness or Low Vision) (VC) refers to a person who suffers from either of the following conditions
(a) Total absence of sight.
(b) Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses.
(c) Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degree or worse and so certified by a Medical Board appointed by the State Government.
(d) A person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment of standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device.
(e) Persons with low vision also are eligible for the vacancies reserved for persons with visual disability.Person with low vision means a person with impairment of vision of less than 6/18 to 6/60 with best correction in the bettereye or impairment of field in any one of the following categories:
(i) Reduction of fields less than 50 degrees.
(ii) Heminaopia with macular involvement.
(iii) Altitudinal defect involving lower fields.
3. Deaf & Hearing Impaired (HI)
: The Deaf are those persons in whom the sense of hearing is non-functional for ordinary purposes of life, i.e. total loss of hearing in both ears. They do not hear; understand sounds at all even with amplified speech.Hearing impairment means loss of more than 60 decibels in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.
(a) Reserved Category candidates namely SC/ST/OBC candidates should send attested photocopies of their caste certificate, and PWD candidates should send medical certificate issued by Medical Board at District level.
(b) Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC and PWD category should also send an attested copy of their Caste Certificate &/or Medical Certificate of Handicap issued by the Competent Authority. The SC/ST Caste Certificate should be in the format prescribed by the Government of India, Dept. of Personnel & Training, OfficeMemo No. 36012/6/88-Estt.(SCT), (SRD III), dated 24.04.1990 & No. 36036/8/98-Estt. (Res.) dated 16.03.1999. The Other Backward Class (OBC) Certificate should invariably contain the 'CREAMY / NON-CREAMY LAYER’ CLAUSE based on income for the financial year 2004- 2005. and should be in the format prescribed vide Government of India, Dept. of Personnel & Training Office Memo. No. 36033/28/94-Estt.(Res.) dated 02.07.1997.
(c) Candidates will have to produce Original Caste / Certificate, including “Non-Creamy Layer Clause” Certificates at the time of interview, failing which his/her candidature will be cancelled.
(d) Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming in the "CREAMY LAYER" are not entitled to OBC reservation. They should indicate their category as ‘Gen’ or ‘Gen PWD’ as applicable. A candidate who after making an application under the OBC Category and participating in the appointment process is unable to produce the OBC Certificate specifically stating that he/she does not belong to the Socially Advanced Sections, excluded from the benefits of reservations for OBCs in Civil Posts & Services underGovernment of India, i.e. “Creamy Layer” will have his / her candidature cancelled.
(e) Relaxation of upper age-limit to Ex-Servicemen is applicable only to the ex-servicemen and commissioned officers including ECOs/SSCOs as have been/are released from Military Service either – on completion of assignment otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency; or on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service ; or on invalidment after putting in at least five years Military Service.
(f) PWD candidates claiming the benefit of reservations/age relaxation should submit a copy of Medical Certificate as specified in the Disabilities Act of 2016 in support of their disability issued by a Competent Authority as indicated in Annexure I.
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