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How much reservation do ex servicemen get in center government job?

Soldiers in the Indian Army have to serve for at least 15 years, only after that they can take retirement from the Indian Army. Generally, the age of the jawans at the time of retirement is between 35 years and 45 years and in this phase of life they need government jobs the most. This is the reason why the central government provides ex-servicemen quota in government jobs so that the soldiers of the Indian army can be settled after retirement.

In this post you will get all the details about the reservation available to Ex-Servicemen in Banks, Indian Railways, Public Sector Companies (PSUs) and other Central Government Jobs.

Reservation in central government jobs

As per Department of Personnel & Training notification number 36034/1/2006 Esst (Resi) dated 4 October 2012, Ex-Servicemen Reservation in Central Government Jobs is as per the table given below.

Govt Department Group Of Post Ex-serviceman Quota
All Central Govt Jobs Group C
10% of total Vacancy
All Central Govt Jobs Group D
20% of total vacancy
Nationalized Banks Group C 14.5% of total vacancy
Nationalized Banks Group D 24.5% of total post
Paramilitary Forces Up to the post of Assistant Commandant 10% of total post
Central Public Sector Undertaking Group C 14.5% of total vacancy
Central Public Sector Undertaking Group D
24.5% of total post

As shown in the above table that in central government jobs, ex servicemen quota in group C posts is 10% and in group D posts ex servicemen get 20% reservation. There is no provision of Ex-serviceman quota in Group B post of Central Government Jobs. Central Government Jobs are generally recruited by the Service Selection Commission (SSC) in which Ex-Servicemen quota is given in Group C and Group D posts.

Ex servicemen reservation in railway jobs

Recruitment in railways is done by the Railway Recruitment Board, which comes out almost every year to fill vacancies in the railways. Reservation in Ex-Servicemanco Railways is also available according to the table given above. Ex-servicemen get 10% reservation in Railway Group C posts and 20% in Group D posts.

Group C Posts in Railways include Loco Pilot, Assistant Loco Pilot, Guards, Booking Clerk, TTE (Train Ticket Examiner), Senior Ticket Examiner, Assistant Station Master, Station Master, Mechanical, Electrical, Section Engineer and Junior Engineer etc. Under this post Comes.

Group D posts include Keyman, Fitter, Potter, Cabin Man, Welder, Tracks Man, Switch Man, Store Man, Helper Electrical and Helper Mechanical. In the above given post, you can apply according to your qualification and take Ex-Serviceman Quota.

Ex servicemen reservation in bank jobs

Ex-servicemen also get reservation in government jobs of national banks. Retired soldier gets 14.5% reservation in Group C post in a government bank and 24.5% reservation for retired soldiers in Group D post.

This reservation is available only in public sector banks, which is as follows.

  1. Allahabad bank
  2. Baroda Bank
  3. Bank of india
  4. Maharashtra Bank
  5. Central Bank Of India
  6. Canara Bank
  7. Dena Bank
  8. Indian Bank
  9. Indian Overseas Bank
  10. Punjab National Bank
  11. State Bank Of India
  12. Syndicate Bank
  13. UCO Bank
  14. Union Bank
  15. United bank of india
  16. Punjab And Sind Bank
  17. Vijay Bank
  18. Oriental Bank Of India
  19. Corporate bank
  20. Andhra Bank

The posts on which reservation is available in the bank are mainly bank clerks, security guards, drivers, peons etc.

Ex Servicemen Reservation in PSU Jobs

First of all let us tell you what is CPSU (Central Public Sector Undertaking). The company which is under the central government is called Central Public Sector Undertaking. There is also ex-servicemen reservation in CPSU (Central Public Sector Undertaking) company jobs.

There is 14.5% Ex-Servicemen Reservation in Group C posts of CPSU Jobs and 24.5% in Group D posts. Given below is the list of CPSU company in which Ex-serviceman reservation is available.

Central Public Sector Undertaking

  • National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  • Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
  • Coal India Limited (CIL)
  • Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)
  • Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
  • Container Corporation of India (CONCOR)
  • Engineers India Limited (EIL)
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
  • Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)
  • National Aluminium Company (NALCO)
  • National Buildings Construction Corporation(NBCC)
  • National Mineral Development Corporation(NMDC)
  • Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLCIL)
  • Oil India Limited (OIL)
  • Power Finance Corporation
  • Power Grid Corporation of India Limited(PGCIL)
  • Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited
  • Rural Electrification Corporation
  • Shipping Corporation of India (SCI)

Apart from this, there is also a Miniratna PSU company but it is a small company and the number of vacancies in them is also less. In the above mentioned CPSU company, job vacancies come out from time to time, in which ex-servicemen can apply and get reservation.

Ex serviceman job terms condition

  • Ex-servicemen also get age relaxation in jobs. The age left after deducting his total service from the age of the retired soldier should not be more than 3 years from the maximum age limit of that post. For example, the age of an ex-serviceman is 48 years and he has served in the army for 24 years, then his age will be considered as 48-24 = 24 and he can apply for all those posts whose maximum age limit is 21 years.
  • SC and ST ex servicemen get age relaxation of 8 years instead of 3 years.
  • If ex-serviceman gets job on the basis of reservation once in civil job, then he will not get ex-serviceman reservation in civil job again.
  • Priority is given to the disabled ex-servicemen in the reservation.

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