Stenographer Grade ‘C’: 18 to 30 years as on 01-01-2020 (i.e. candidates born on or after 02-01-1989 and born before or on 01-01-2001)
Stenographer Grade ‘D’: 18-27 years as on 01-01-2020 (i.e. candidates born on or after 02-01-1992 and born before or on 01-01-2001)
Permissible relaxation in upper age limit as specified in Para-5 (a) and 5 (b) above and category codes for claiming age relaxation are as follows:
beyond the upper age limit
||PwD (SC/ ST)
||03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application
||Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989.
||Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof
||Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST)
|Permissible relaxation in upper age limit for Group ‘C’ posts only
||Central Govt. Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications.
||Up to 40 years of age
||Central Govt. Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications (SC/ ST)
||Up to 45 years of age
||Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried.
||Up to 35 years of age
||Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST )
||Up to 40 years of age
||Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces.
||Up to 45 years of age
||Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces (SC/ ST).
||Up to 50 years of age
||Retrenched census employees of the office of Registrar General of India (They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies)
||3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment
and weightage of past service.
Candidates should note that the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination certificate or an equivalent certificate only, will be accepted by the Commission for determining the age eligibility and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
Ex-Servicemen who have already secured employment in civil side under Central Government in Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ posts on regular basis after availing of the benefits of reservation given to ex-servicemen for their re-employment are not eligible for reservation in ESM category and fee concession. However, he/ she can avail of the benefit of reservation as an ex-serviceman for subsequent employment if he/ she immediately after joining civil employment, given self-declaration/ undertaking to the concerned employer about the date-wise details of applications for various vacancies for which he/ she had applied for before joining the initial civil employment as mentioned in the OM No.36034/1/2014-Estt (Res) dated 14th August 2014 issued by DoP&T.
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 age relaxation as per rules.
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-servicemen 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 for receipt of applications (i.e. 18-10-2019) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency. Such candidates must also acquire the status of an ex-serviceman within the stipulated period of one year from the closing date of receipt of application (i.e. 18-10-2019).
: An ‘ex-serviceman’ means a persona.
a. Who has served in any rank whether as a combatant or non combatant in the Regular Army, Navy or Air Force of the Indian Union, and
i. who either has been retired or relieved or discharged from such service whether at his own request or being relieved by the employer after earning his or her pension; or
ii. who has been relieved from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service or circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pension; or
iii. who has been released from such service as a result of reduction in establishment;
b. who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagement, 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 namely, pension holders for continuous embodies service or broken spells of qualifying service;
c. personnel of the Army Postal Service who are part of Regular Army and retired from the Army Postal Service without reversion to their parent service with pension, or are released from the Army Postal service on medical grounds attributable to or aggravated by military service or circumstance beyond their control and awarded medical or other disability pension;
d. Personnel, who were on deputation in Army Postal Service for more than six months prior to the 14th April, 1987;
e. Gallantry award winners of the Armed forces including personnel of Territorial Army;
f. Ex-recruits boarded out or relieved on medical ground and granted medical disability pension.
A Matriculate Ex-Serviceman (which includes an Ex-Serviceman, who has obtained the Indian Army Special Certificate of education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or the Air Force), who has put in not less than 15 years of service as on closing date of receipt of applications (i.e. 19-11-2018) with Armed Forces of the Union shall be considered eligible for appointment to the Group ‘C’ posts against posts reserved for ESM only. Thus, those Matriculate Ex-Servicemen who have not completed 15 years of service as on the closing date for receipt of applications are not eligible for these posts. Further, as per extant guidelines of Department of Personnel and Training deemed graduation of Indian Army Special Certificate of education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or the Air Force on completion of 15 years in Armed Forces is not applicable for Group ‘B’ posts.
. As per Supreme Court direction dated 24.02.1995 in Appeal No.731-69 of 1994, Age relaxation will be available for Group-‘C’ posts in the O/o RGI (Registrar General of India) for retrenched Census employees as under:-
a. Age relaxation by 3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment,
b. Weightage of past service.
. Age relaxation is not admissible to sons, daughters and dependents of Ex-Servicemen. Therefore, such candidates should not indicate their category as ex-servicemen.