Government of India Ministry of Personnel & Training Admn, Reforms and Public Grievances & Pension Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, the 3rd Dec, 1985
Subject: Physically handicapped persons – Exemption from payment of examination fee and application fee.
The undersigned is directed to say that the Government of India have been considering for some time past. The question regarding grant of exemption from payment of application fee and examination fee in favour of physically handicapped person for recruitment to group ‘C’ and group ‘B’ (non-gazetted) posts advertised by the Union Public Service Commission and the Staff Selection Commission whether filled by examination or by selection. It has now been decided, in consultation with the Integrated Finance Division of this Ministry, that the physically handicapped persons will be exempted from the payment of application and examination fee prescribed in respect of competitive examination held by the Staff Selection Commission and Union Public Commission for recruitment to various Group C and B (Non-gazetted) posts and also posts pertaining to the above categories which are filled through recruitment by selection. This exemption will, however, be available to only those handicapped persons who would otherwise beeligible for appointment to the post on the basis of the standards of medical fitness prescribed for that post (including any concessions specifically extended to the physically handicapped) and who enclose with the application form, a necessary certificate from a Government hospital/medical board in support of his claim for being handicapped.
The orders take effect from 15th Nov, 1985. However, in respect of recruitment for which the notices/advertisements have been published or would be published by 14th Nov, 1985 payment of fees shall be regulated in terms of existing instructions.
Ministry of Home Affairs etc., are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all concerned.
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