Dear Friends,

A vacancy in Group III (C) post is available for Direct Recruitment. The reservation point is UR (unreserved).

Myself and my colleague have a difference of opinion with regard to age concession applicable to SC/ST/OBC candidates.

My contention is - candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC are to be given age concession, even if they apply to the post along with general candidates (but not other relaxation like reduced passing percentage etc).

However, my colleague is of the opinion that, since it is a UR vacancy and the said candidates (SC/ST/OBC) are applying as general candidates, no age relaxation is to be given to them and the age clause as applicable to general candidates (unreserved) are also applicable to the SC/ST/OBC. I am not convinced.

Kindly clarify which interpretation is correct.