Tuesday, 4 April 2017

TNPSC “INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS” (Revised w.e.f 07.11.2016)

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TAMIL NADU PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION “INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS” 

(Revised w.e.f 07.11.2016)

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1. NOTIFICATION OF VACANCIES:- 

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission notifies vacancies for various posts in the Commission’s Website and Newspapers. The number of such vacancies notified by the Commission is only approximate and is liable for modification with reference to vacancy position at any time before or at the time of actual recruitment.

2. HOW TO APPLY THROUGH ONLINE

1. Applicants should apply only through online mode in the Commission's Websites www.tnpsc.gov.in /www.tnpscexams.net/ www.tnpscexams.in.

2. One Time Registration (OTR) and applicant Dashboard are mandatory before applying for any post. One Time Registration is valid for 5 years from the date of registration.

3. For applying in One Time Registration, the applicants should have scanned image of their photograph and signature in CD/DVD/Pen drive to upload the photo and signature.

4. Applicants who have already registered in One Time Registration on or before 29.09.2015 shall use their existing user ID and Password to create applicant Dashboard in the new One Time Registration system. No applicant is permitted to create more than one registration ID in one time registration

5. One Time Registration is not an application for any post. It is just collectionof information from the applicants and giving a separate dashboard to each applicant to facilitate them to maintain their own profile. Applicant who wishes to apply for any post shall click “Apply” against the post Notified in the Commission’s Website and use the same USER ID and PASSWORD given for ONE TIME REGISTRATION. USER ID and PASSWORD are created by the applicants themselves. Incase, if the applicant forgets the USER ID and PASSWORD, he can change or reset them using “FORGOT PASSWORD AND FORGOT LOGIN ID, OTR ID” Options. The Commission will not furnish USER ID and PASSWORD details to the applicants.

6. Applicants have to furnish their correct SSLC Register Number, Month and Year of Passing and Name of the Board which issued the certificate, while registering online. If any detail furnished is found to be wrong, both One Time Registration and Online Application will be rejected at any stage.

7. Applicants who have more than one SSLC mark sheets, should enter the details available in the mark sheet issued on final attempt in which he had passed the SSLC Examination.

8. A valid e-mail ID and Mobile Number is mandatory for o n e t i m e registration. E-mail ID and Mobile Number are to be kept in active mode. TNPSC will send all communications and messages only to the registered email ID and Mobile.

9. Though the applicants furnish details / information in the One Time Registration, the details furnished in the application for the recruitment concerned alone will be taken into consideration for that recruitment.

10. Please note that all the particulars mentioned in the online application including Nam of the applicant, Post Applied for, Communal Category, Date of birth, Address, e-mail ID, Centre of Examination etc. will be considered as final. However, applicants can modify certain fields till the last date specified for applying online. Certain fields are fixed and cannot be edited even before the closing date. Applicants are hence requested to fill in the online application form with utmost care as no correspondence regarding change of details will be entertained after last date for applying.


11. The Instructions and Illustration regarding One time Registration are available in the website www.tnpscexams.net / www.tnpscexams.in

12. An applicant already having user ID and Password, has to login. The available OTR particulars will be displayed on the screen. They have to fill up additional details required for specific recruitment application.

13. After submitting the details in the application, applicants can choose any one of the following modes for making payment of examination fee. a. Net Banking b. Debit Card / Credit Card c. Remittance through Bank Chalan d. Remittance through Post Office Chalan


14. ONLINE FEE PAYMENT MODE: 

 An applicant who wishes to have immediate fee reconciliation, shall make payment through net banking or Debit Card / Credit Card.

15. Payment made through chalan would take atleast two working days for reconciliation.

16. In case, an applicant chooses to pay fees through the online mode, an additional page of the application form will be displayed wherein applicants may follow the instructions and fill in the requisite details to make payment. There is a possibility for online payment failure. Hence, if the online payment fails, applicant can re-try to pay the fee again either by on-line mode or chalan mode. In case of online payment failure, the amount Debited from the applicant’s account will be reverted to his account automatically.

17. After submitting the payment information in the online application form, wait for the intimation from the server. Meanwhile DO NOT press “Back” or “Refresh” button to avoid payment failure or double Payment.

18. If the online transaction has been successfully completed an Application Number will be generated. Applicants should note the Application Number for future reference in respect of the recruitment applied for.

OFFLINE FEE PAYMENT MODE:- 

19. For offline mode of payment (Through Bank or Post Office Chalan) applicants have to select either Post Office or State Bank of India or Indian Bank.

20. On Submission, system will generate the payment chalan which the applicant needs to take print out and go to the nearest branch of State Bank of India or Post Office or Indian Bank to make the payment within two days.

21. Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission reserves the right to change the mode of payment at any time.

22. Applicant has to collect copy of the Fee Payment Chalan from the Branch concerned. The applicant has to verify the particulars that the chalan is properly signed and the details of Transaction Number, Branch Name and DP Code Number, Deposit Date have been noted in the chalan by the Bank or Post Office .

23. Online Application Registration will be considered as completed, only if the payment is made either in post office or in State Bank of India or in Indian Bank within two days from the date of registration.

24. Applicants need not send the printout of the online application or any other supporting documents to the Commission, unless asked for specifically.

25. Note: 

I. Applicants are advised in their own interest to apply on-line much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date for depositing the fee to avoid the possibility of disconnection/inability/failure to log on to the TNPSC's website on account of heavy load on internet/website.

II. TNPSC does not assume any responsibility for the applicants not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of the aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of TNPSC.

III. Every applicant should have his own e-mail ID and Password. No applicant should share his e-mail ID, Password, Mobile Number with anyother person. In case an applicant does not have a valid personal e-mail ID, he should create a new e-mail ID before applying on-line and must maintain that email account live.

IV. Applicants should carefully fill in the details in the On-Line Application at the appropriate places and click on the "SUBMIT" button at the end of the On-Line Application format. Before pressing the "SUBMIT" button, applicants are advised to verify every particular field in the application. The name of the applicant or name of his /her father/husband etc., should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the certificates/mark sheets. Any change/alteration found may lead to disqualification of the candidature.

V. There is a provision to modify the submitted Online Application. Applicants are requested to make use of this facility to correct their details in the Online Application, if any. This modification facility will be available up to the last date for applying online for the particular post. After this last date, no modification will be permitted. Applicants should take utmost care while filling in the Online Application. Certain fields are fixed and cannot be edited. Applicants are hence requested to fill in the online application form with utmost care as no correspondence regarding change of details will be entertained. TNPSC will not be responsible for any consequences arising out of furnishing of incorrect and incomplete details in the application or omission to provide the required details in the application form.

VI.Commission is not responsible for online payment interruption or failure

VII. Any clarification may be obtained from the Help Desks No.8754000961. You can also send us your queries at technicalhelp@tnpscexams.in. 

3. GENERAL ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS: 

An applicant must satisfy the Commission on the following aspects:-

(a) CITIZENSHIP 

         that he is –

                   (i) a citizen of India; or

                  (ii) a subject of Nepal or Bhutan; or

                  (iii) a Tibetian refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India; or Page 9

                  (iv) A person of Indian Origin who has migrated from Pakistan,Burma, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tankanika and Zanzibar) Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia with the intention of permanently settling in India.

                 (v) An applicant belonging to categories (iii) or (iv) or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan should also obtain a certificate of eligibility given by the Government of Tamil Nadu.

                 (vi) An applicant in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary will be admitted to an examination or interview and he will provisionally be appointed subject to the necessary certificate being given to him by the Government of Tamil Nadu.

b) CHARACTER AND ANTECEDENTS: 

That his character and antecedents are such as to qualify him for the appointment;

c) BIGAMY: 

That he does not have more than one living wife or if such person is a woman, she is not married to any person who has a wife living; and

d) APPLICANTS IN UNION/STATE GOVERNMENT SERVICE: 

That on the date of notification for the purpose of direct recruitment he was not in the service of the Indian Union or of a State in India. Note: - For the purpose of this clause a person will be deemed to be not in the service of the Indian Union or of a State in India. i. If a period of five years has not elapsed since his first appointment to a service of the Indian Union or of a State in India. ii. If he belongs to one of the Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Castes (Arunthathiyars) or Scheduled Tribes or to one of the MBC/DC, Backward Classes and Backward Classes (Muslims)

4. SOUND HEALTH ETC.,

 An applicant must satisfy the appointing authority that he is of sound mind, health, active habits and free from any bodily defect or infirmity unfitting him for the appointment.

5. AGE LIMIT: 

Save or otherwise stated in the Commission’s Notification / Advertisement, no person shall be eligible for appointment to any service by direct recruitment including appointment on compassionate grounds, unless he has completed 18 years of age on the first day of July of the year in which the vacancy is notified.

The maximum age-limit prescribed in the special rules shall not apply (i) To the appointment of an applicant belonging to a Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars), Scheduled Tribes, Backward Class ( Muslims), Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes and Denotified communities or of destitute widows of all castes to a post included in a service for which the Special Rules prescribe a qualification lower than a degree (10,+2,+3) of any University mentioned in Schedule II to part-II of Tamil Nadu State and Sub-Ordniate Services Rules, if such applicant possesses a general educational qualification which is higher than that referred to in sub-rule (a) and he is otherwise qualified for appointment;

Or

(ii) to the appointment to a post included in a service of an applicant belonging to any of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes (Muslims), Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes and Denotified communities or of destitute widows of all castes who holds a degree of any University mentioned in Schedule II to part-II of Tamil Nadu State and Sub-Ordniate Services Rules, if the degree (10,+2,+3) he holds is not lower than the degree prescribed in the Special Rules for appointment to such post and if he is otherwise qualified for appointment.

Provided that, for direct recruitment to a post included in a service for which the minimum qualification required is not higher than the minimum general educational qualification, the age limit prescribed shall be increased by five years in respect of applicants belonging to Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Castes (Arunthathiyars) or Scheduled Tribes or in respect of destitute widows of all castes, who do not possess a general educational qualification, which is higher than the minimum general educational qualification.

Note: i. “A pass in Pre-University Examination or Higher Secondary Examination or Diploma awarded by the State Board of Technical Education and Training, Tamil Nadu or by any Institution or Board recognized by the Government of Tamil Nadu or any other State Government or the Government of India, shall be deemed to be a qualification higher than the minimum that has been referred to Instruction above”. ii.An applicant who has passed only one or two parts of the Pre-University or Higher Secondary Examination or Diploma will not be deemed to possess a qualification higher than the minimum general educational qualification.

Note: “Destitute Widow” shall mean a widow whose total monthly income from all sources shall not be more than Rs.4,000/-(Rupees Four Thousand only), including any family pension or other receipts including income from private practice in the case of professionals. Such applicants should produce a certificate from the R.D.O or the Assistant Collector or the Sub-Collector concerned in the format prescribed. Destitute Widow shall not include a divorcee or any lady deserted by her husband (DW re-married are not eligible)

6. OTHER CONDITIONS: i.Selection of an applicant by the Commission carries with it no guarantee for an appointment in a government department. ii. The Number of vacancies advertised is only approximate and is liable for modification with reference to vacancy position as follows:-“In the case of selections based on Written cum Oral Test, the vacancies are liable for modification before admitting the applicants to oral test. In the case of selections based only on written test, the vacancies are liable for modification before actual recruitment or finalisation of results. Provided that, modification in the vacancy position will be made only when there is a change in the number of vacancies pertaining to the same year to which the notified vacancies are related”. iii. Any claim by an applicant that he belongs to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars) or Scheduled Tribe or Most Backward Class / Denotified Community or Backward Class (other than Muslim) or Backward Class (Muslim) that he has obtained a higher or additional qualification made after the submission of an application will not be entertained.


iv. The claims of the applicants with regard to the date of birth, educational / technical qualifications, Community, special qualification like Persons Studied in Tamil Medium, Differently Abled, experience, optional subject, language, etc. are accepted only based on the details furnished by them in their applications. The admission of candidature therefore will be provisional and subject to satisfaction of the Commission about their above said criteria like age, educational / technical qualifications, community etc. Mere admission to the interview or inclusion of name in the list will not confer on the applicants any right for appointment. The candidature is therefore, provisional at all stages and the Commission reserves the right to reject any candidature at any stage, even after the selection has been made when anything wrong claim or violation is confirmed.

v. Applicants who consider themselves eligible to appear in an examination may apply and write the examination at their own risk, with an undertaking / declaration to that effect viz. before appearing for the examination, it should be ensured by the applicants that on the date of notification of a post he fulfils all the conditions in regard to age, educational qualifications, number of chances etc. as provided in the rules. The candidature of applicants, if found ineligible shall stand cancelled even after declaration of their result. vi. An applicant found by the Commission qualified to compete for the appointment must be prepared to appear when summoned before the Commission at Chennai or at any other Centre in the State at his own expense.

7. RESERVATION OF APPOINTMENTS: 

Where the rule of reservation of appointments for Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars) / Scheduled Tribes / Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities / Backward Classes (other than Muslim) / Backward Classes (Muslim) is applicable, selection will be made following the rule of reservation. Applicants belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars), Scheduled Tribes, Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities, Backward Classes (other than Muslim) and the Backward Classes (Muslim) will also be eligible for selection against the vacancies to be filled under General turns on the basis of merit and where a Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Caste (Arunththiyars) / Scheduled Tribe, Most Backward Class / Denotified Community or Backward Class (other than Muslim) / Backward Class (Muslim) applicant is selected on the basis of merit against the General turn, the vacancy reserved for that particular community will not in any way be affected. Page 17.

 Following the Rule of 30% reservation of appointments for women applicants, due number of vacancies out of the total vacancies in each communal category are being notified as reserved for women applicants. If no qualified and suitable women applicants are available for selection against such vacancies, those vacancies shall be filled by men applicants belonging to the respective communal categories. This clause will not apply to the recruitments meant exclusively for men or women.

Out of vacancies reserved to women applicant in direct recruitment, ten percent of vacancies are reserved for Destitute Widows who possess the prescribed qualifications for appointment to any post in Revised pay scales which do not exceed Rs.5,200 - 20,200 + Grade pay Rs.2,800/- Amendment issued in G.O (MS) No.32 P& AR (S) Department dated 22.03.13 under the State Government. If no qualified and suitable Destitute Widow is available for selection, the turn so set apart for Destitute Widows shall go to the women (other than Destitute widows) belonging to the respective communal categories. In the event of non-availability of qualified and suitable Destitute Widows / women (other than Destitute Widows) applicants for selection, the vacancy will be filled by men applicants, belonging to the respective communal categories.

Out of the total number of vacancies, 5% shall be reserved for Ex-servicemen in the posts which are classified under Group ‘C’, (i.e., the posts with scale of pay, the minimum of which is Rs.4800-10000 + Grade Pay Rs.1400/-) and above but below Rs.9300-34800+ Grade Pay Rs.4400/-) only.

Out of the total number of appointments to be made in the categories, viz., Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Castes-Arunthathiyar (on preferential basis), Scheduled Tribes, Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities, Backward Classes (other than Backward Class Muslim) Backward Classes (Muslim) and General Turns, one percent under each category shall be separately reserved for each of the blind, hearing impaired and orthopedically challenged applicants. If no qualified and suitable applicant is available for selection from one or more categories of Differently Abled, the vacancies will be carried forward for one time, thereafter, it will be filled as per the Act / rules. The reservation for Differently Abled applicants is applicable to all the Non-executive posts. In so far as the Executive Posts are concerned, the reservation for the Differently Abled applicants shall be made applicable in respect of the suitable posts identified in G.O.Ms.No.13, WDAP (DAP- 3.2) department, dated 02.03.2016 in Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ as identified in the list approved by the State Government and to all posts in Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ which will be specified in the Commission’s Notification / Advertisement.

Even after filling up of the 3% of posts reserved for SC Arunthathiyars on preferential basis, if more number of qualified Arunthathiyars are available, they shall be entitled to compete with the Scheduled Castes other than Arunthathiyars in the inter-se merit among them and if any posts reserved for Arunthathiyars remain unfilled for want of adequate number of qualified applicants, it shall be filled up by Scheduled Castes other than Arunthathiyars.

A List for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities and Backward Classes and Backward Classes (Muslim) is given in the Annexure.

Note: - 

i. Persons belonging to Tamil Nadu and to any one of the communities mentioned in the lists shown in the Annexure alone shall be treated as Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe or Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities or Backward Classes and Backward Classes (Muslim) as the case may be. Persons belonging to other States shall not be treated to / as belonging to the Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe or Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities or Backward Class and Backward Class (Muslim) even though they may belong to any one of the Communities specified in the list.

ii. “Arunthathiyar” means the castes, Arunthathiyar, Chakkiliyan, Madari, Madiga, Pagadai, Thoti and Adi Andhra.

8. MINIMUM GENERAL EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:

The minimum general educational qualification wherever referred to means the qualifications specified below:-

1. A pass in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination with eligibility for admission to College Course of Studies in the Universities in this State;

or

2. A pass in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination of this State.

Explanation (i) 

A person who had appeared for 11 year S.S.L.C. Public Examination and obtained 35 per cent of marks in each subject either in one sitting or compartmentally shall be deemed to have passed the S.S.L.C. Public Examination.

Explanation (ii)

 A person who had appeared for 11 year S.S.L.C Public Examination and had failed to obtain 35 per cent of marks in one or more subjects but who had appeared and obtained 35 per cent of marks in the corresponding subject or subjects in 10 year S.S.L.C. Public Examinations shall be deemed to have passed S.S.L.C. Public Examination.

Explanation (iii) 

A person who had studied optional subject in 11 year S.S.L.C. and failed in the optional subject, but had obtained 35 per cent of marks in all other subjects except the optional subject in 11 year S.S.L.C. Public Examination, shall be deemed to have passed the S.S.L.C. Public Examination.

Explanation (iv)

A person who had appeared and passed the 10 th Standard Government Examination conducted by the Board of Open School, Tamil Nadu shall be deemed to have passed the S.S.L.C. Public Examination.

9. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION / PREFERENCE:

Other things being equal, training and experience in the National Cadet Corps and the services rendered in the Defence Force will be regarded as an additional qualification and preference will be given to an outstanding Scout who has received the award of the President of India.


10. EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATIONS: 

The degree is awarded by any University / Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission that qualification will be generally accepted. applicants who apply for a particular post should possess the prescribed qualification for the post or such other qualification which have been declared to be higher than or equivalent to the said qualification by the State Government in consultation with the Equivalence Committee constituted under the Chairmanship of the Chairman,Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission for the purpose. Applicants claiming Equivalence of Qualification should upload evidence for such claim in the form of G.O. issued prior to the date of notification and produce when called for at the time of Certificate Verification.

11. QUALIFICATION IN TAMIL: 

Every applicant on the date of the Commission’s Notification for the post should possess an adequate knowledge in Tamil.

Explanation: For this purpose a person will be deemed to possess an adequate knowledge in Tamil in the case of a post for which the educational qualification prescribed is the Minimum General Educational Qualification and above he must have passed the S. S. L. C. / H.S.C / Degree, etc with Tamil as one of the languages or Studied the High School course in Tamil Medium and passed the S.S.L.C Public Examination in Tamil Medium or passed the Second Class Language Test (Full Test) in Tamil conducted by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission.

Note : 

i. Applicants who do not possess an adequate knowledge in Tamil may also apply.If selected, they should pass the Second Class Language Test (Full Test) in Tamil within a period of two years from the date of their appointment, failing which they will be discharged from service.

ii. The above exemption will not apply to certain posts wherein adequate knowledge in Tamil or a pass in Tamil language is specifically called for in Commission’s Notification.


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