Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No15012/1/2003-Estt.(D), dated 29.6.2015
Subject: Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities
suffering from (a) blindness or ow vision, (b) hearing impairment and
(c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy for direct recruitment to
civil posts/services under the Central Government.
The undersigned is directed to say that the following age concessions
have been provided to physically handicapped persons for recruitment
under the Central Government:
(i) Provision of ten years concession in upper age limit for Group C and
D posts filled through employment exchanges issued vide
O.M.No.15012/6/77-Estt.(D) dated 28.1.1978;
(ii) Provision of five years’ concession in upper age limit (10 years
for SC/ST, 8 years for OBC) for recruitment to Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ posts
otherwise than through Open Competitive Examination issued vide
O.M.No.15012/5/92-Estt.(D) dated 27.7.1995; and
(iii) Provision of ten years concession in upper age limit (15 years for
SC/ST, 13 years for OBC) for recruitment to Group A, B, C and D Civil
Posts/Services filled through Open Competitive Examination issued vide
O.M.No.43019/28/86-Estt.(D) dated 1.2.1999.
2. The question of prescribing uniform age-concession for direct
recruitment to all Civil Posts/Services under the Central Government has
since been examined and in supersession of the OMs referred to at (i),
(ii) and (iii) above, the following has been decided:
Age relaxation of 10 years (15 years for SC/ST and 13 years for OBC
candidates) in upper age limit shall be allowed to persons suffering
from (a) blindness or low vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c)
locomotor disability or cerebral palsy in case of direct recruitment to
all civil posts/services under the Central Government identified
suitable to be held by persons with such disabilities, subject to the
condition that maximum age of the applicant on the crucial date shall
not exceed 56 years.
(ii) The age concession to the persons with disabilities shall be
admissible irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved for
person with disabilities or not, provided the post is identified
suitable for the relevant category of disability. This provision will
not apply to the Civil Services Examination, in respect of which the
List of Services Identified suitable for Physically Disabled Category
along with’ the Physical Requirements and Functional Classifications is
(iii) Relaxation of age limit would be permissible to such persons who have a minimum of 40% disability.
(iv) The definitions of above categories of disabilities, for the
purpose of age relaxation, will be same as given in this Department’s
O.M. No. 36035/3/2004-Estt(Reservation) dated 29th December 2005.
(v) If a person with disability is entitled to age concession by virtue
of being a Central Government employee, concession to him/her will be
admissible either as a ‘person with disability’ or as a ‘Central
Government employee’ whichever may be more beneficial to him/her. This
provision will not apply to the Civil Services Examination, which is
governed by the Civil Services Examination Rules, published annually.
(vi) Provisions of this O.M. will not be applicable to a post/service
for which other specific provision regarding age relaxation is made by
3. The Ministries/Departments are advised to ensure invariably that
while sending the requisition to the UPSC/SSC and other recruitment
agencies for direct recruitment posts by selection, they should clearly
mention in the requisition the category of person(s) with disabilities
suitable for the post(s) in question. No change or modification in
identified post(s) for physically disabled persons with respect to an
Examination, intimated after the Notification of that Examination, shall
4. These instructions come into effect from the date of their issue.