Relaxation of age up to
35 years (up to 40 years for members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled
Tribes) for the widows, divorced women and women judicially separated (JSW)
from their husbands who are not re-married, for employment to Group ‘C’
and erstwhile Group ‘D’ post already exists in Department of Personnel &
Training’s (DoP&T) Office Memorandum (OM) No. 15012/13/79-Estt (D) dated
19.01.1980. Similar relaxation also exists for Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’
posts except where recruitment is made through open competitive
Examination in DoP&T OM No. 15012/1/87-Estt.(D) dated 05.10.1990. All
the above mentioned instructions have been reiterated vide DoP&T OM No.
41034/1/2014-Estt.(D) dated 30.01.2014.
It is incumbent upon all the Ministries/Departments of Government of
India to follow the above mentioned instructions.
This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime
Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by
Shri B. Sriramulu in the Lok Sabha today.