Jharkhand Combined Civil Services Rules 2021 framed first time since state formation

For the first time since the Jharkhand’s formation, the federal government has framed Jharkhand Combined Civil Services Rules, 2021 for the recruitment into Jharkhand Administrative Service, Jharkhand Police Service amongst different providers. The cupboard handed the foundations Wednesday.

It assumes significance since the previous six exams have been marred with controversies round corruption. The Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC), which conducts Combined Civil Service Examination, has carried out solely six exams in 20 years. In 2010, an FIR was lodged in opposition to a former member allegedly masterminding the irregularities in written exams and interviews. The matter is within the High Court too after many mentioned that there have been issues across the choice course of.

A senior officer mentioned: “There were rules earlier which led to various problems including corruption. Now we have tried to rectify it by framing new rules and a calendar will be released shortly.”

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The guidelines mentioned: “The concerned cadre controlling department shall calculate the number of vacancies each year on the January 1 with respect to the service to be filled in that particular year by direct recruitment and shall provide requisition for appointment to the Commission after roster clearance through the Department of Personnel, Administrative Reforms, and Rajbhasha.”

The guidelines mentioned that the candidates who acquire minimal qualifying marks of 40 per cent in mixture shall solely be thought of by the Commission whereas making ready the choice checklist for Main examination and for making ready the advantage checklist for the aim of the primary (interview) check. However, the minimal qualifying marks might be relaxed to scheduled castes/ scheduled tribes and females to 32 per cent; extraordinarily backward courses to 34 per cent; backward courses to 36.5 per cent; primitive tribal group to 30 per cent.

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One of the key disputes had been the reduce offs within the earlier examinations, which the brand new guidelines have tried to handle. “The adequate number of candidates to be admitted to the Main examination will be approximately 15 times the total number of advertised vacancies to be filled in the year of the various services and…(in case the vacancies do not arise) amongst the (reserved) candidates, the commission may at their discretion keep the cut off marks maximum up to 8 per cent less than that kept for the last selected candidate, but it shall not be less than the minimum marks,” the foundations.

There may also be an possibility of migration. The guidelines mentioned: “If a candidate belonging to a reserved category and selected under unreserved category without availing any relaxed standard is allocated service of her/his choice under the unreserved category then she/he shall be adjusted against vacancy of unreserved category.”


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