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04/02/2010

SSC for single application for nearly 30 posts, expects 30 lakh applicants for 20,000 jobs

SSC for single application for nearly 30 posts, expects 30 lakh applicants for 20,000 jobs

 

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has planned a three-tier selection process based on a single application for nearly 30 posts, where separate examinations used to be conducted till now.

On the recommendation of the Second Administration Commission headed by Veerappa Moily, the proposal to conduct a single examination based on a single application was approved by the Department of Personnel and Training last month, Commission chairman NK Raghupathy told reporters here today.

The examination would be based on objective type multiple type question. The Commission is also putting in place a process for online submission of applications though the paper-based offline application would be continued this time, he said. There are also plans to shift to online-testing platform in three years.

As part of the new scheme, candidates will be advised to give option, in order of priority, for various group of posts included in the examination.

The new pattern of examination will reduce the period of recruitment process from two years to one year, he said, adding the introduction of objective multiple choice questions at the tier II level will do away with the manual checking of the answer scripts as the answers would be evaluated through a machine.

The new process would be evaluated after a period of two years based on feedback from the client departments of the Government of India, after which, if required, necessary changes would be effected, he said.

The Commission plans to move to the online testing platform from 2013 onwards, he said, adding the first online testing would be conducted for posts where the applicants were nearly 10,000 to 20,000.

The Commission would fill up nearly 15,000 posts this year and nearly 20-25 lakh candidates were expected to apply for these posts, he said.

Various departments of the Central government had started filling the vacant positions, which had resulted in a significant increase in vacancies from 6,028 positions last year to over 15,000 vacancies this year, he said. The Commission would also recruit 10,000 constables for BSF this year, he added.

To a query on alleged skewed representation from various regions of the country, Raghupathy said percentage wise, the representation was almost equal. He said the SSC had done away with zone-wise selection process after the 1996 Supreme Court judgment and was conducting selections on all-India basis.

However, the Commission had sent a proposal for increased representation to locals in various posts to the government and the government was expected to take a decision on the issue this year, he said.

Asked if the Commission would recruit personnel on behalf of the Railway Board, Raghupathy said, 'if the Railway Board wants us to undertake recruitment, they are welcome.'

SSC makes recruitment to Group B posts in the various ministries/ departments of the Central Government and non-technical Group C posts in various ministries/departments, except those posts which are specifically exempt from the purview of the Commission.

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PME Due Date

Master Circular No. 25



Copy of Railway Board’s letter No. 69/H/3/11 dated 06.12.1974



Subject: Implementation of the Recommendations of the Visual Sub-Committee.



6. Periodical re-examination of serving Railway Employees:



6.l. In order to ensure the continued ability of Railway employees in Classes A l, A 2, A 3, B l and B 2 to discharge their duties with safety, they will be required to appear for re-examination at the following stated intervals throughout their service as indicated below:



6.1.1. Classes A l, A 2 and A 3 —At the termination of every period of three years, calculated from the date of appointment until they attain the age of 45 years, and thereafter annually until the conclusion of their service.



Note: (l) The staff in categories A l, A 2 and A 3 should be sent for special medical examination in the interest of safety under the following circumstances unless they have been under the treatment of a Railway Medical Officer.



(a) Having undergone any treatment or operation for eye trouble irrespective of the duration of sickness.



(b) Absence from duty for a period in excess of 90 days.



(2) If any employee in medical category A has been periodically medically examined at any time within one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held one year from the due date of the last medical examination and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.



If, however, such an employee has been medically examined, at any time earlier, than one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held on the date he attains the age of 45 and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.




Ammendment: It was ammended in 1993 as below



Age Group PME Due



Age 00-45 every 4yrs



Age 45-55 every 2yrs



Age 55-60 every year
Details:-
As per Rly Bd's Guideline of Medical Exam issued vide LNo. 88/H/5/12 dated 24-01-1993

a) PME would be done at the termination of every period of 4 years from date of appointment / Initial medical Exam till the date of attainment of age of 45 years, every 2 years upto 55 years & there after annual till retirement.
b) Employees who has been periodically examined at any time within 2years prior to his attaining the age of 45years would be examined after 2years from the date of last PME & subsequent PME for every 2years upto 55years age.Of

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6.1.2. Classes B-1 and B-2—On attaining the age of 45 years, and thereafter at the termination of every period of five years.