NIA ASSISTANT – ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Recruitment Of Assistants In The New India Assurance Company Limited
A candidate applying for recruitment in the Company must be either
a) a citizen of India, or
b) a subject of Nepal, or
c) a subject of Bhutan, or
d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
AGE (as on date prescribed in the notification)
Minimum Age: 18 years; Maximum Age: 30 years (as on date prescribed in the notification). The upper age limit will be relaxed as under:
|Sr.No||Category||Upper Age relaxation|
|1||Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe||5 years|
|2||Other Backward Classes (eligible for reservation)||3 years|
|3||Persons With Disability||10 Years|
|4||Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen||Actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years subject to a maximum age limit of 45 years|
|5||Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried||5 years|
|6||Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89.||5 years|
|7||Existing Employees of the New India Assurance Co.Ltd.||5 years|
Note: The relaxation in upper age limit to SC/ST/OBC candidates is allowed on cumulative basis with only one of the remaining categories for which age relaxation is permitted as mentioned above Point 2 (3) to (7). Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) along with the original certificate(s) for verification at the time of interview and at any subsequent stage of the recruitment process as required by the Company.
Note for Ex-Servicemen
In case of an Ex-serviceman who has once joined in a Govt. job on the civil side after availing the benefits given to him as an Ex-serviceman for his re-employment, his Ex-servicemen status for the purpose of re-employment in Government ceases.
An Ex- serviceman, who applies for various vacancies before joining any civil employment, can avail the benefit of reservation as ex-serviceman for any subsequent employment. However, to avail of this benefit, an ex-serviceman, as soon as he/she joins any civil employment, should give self declaration/undertaking to the concerned employer about the date-wise details of application for various vacancies for which he/she had applied for before joining the initial civil employment. Further, this benefit would be available only in respect of vacancies which are filled on direct recruitment and wherever reservation is applicable to the ex-servicemen.
Educational Qualification (As On Date Prescribed In The Notification)
Graduate from a recognized University OR Pass in HSC/Equivalent (XII pass) examination with 60% marks (50% for Ex-servicemen, SC/ST and Persons with Disabilities); and the candidate should have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC/ HSC/ Intermediate/ Graduation level; and Knowledge of Regional Language i.e. Language of the State of Recruitment is essential. Proficiency in the Regional Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to read/write and speak the Regional Language of the State/UT), for whose vacancies a candidate wishes to apply, is preferable. (Some questions may be put at the time of interview to ascertain the candidate‘s familiarity with the Regional Language of the State/UT) Note
Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation/HSC/Equivalent (XII pass) examination calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application. Where CGPA / OGPA are awarded, the same should be converted into percentage and indicated in online application. If called for interview, the candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating that the norms of the University regarding conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms.
Calculation of Percentage
The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional / additional optional subject, if any. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 49.99% will be treated as less than 50%.
The candidates are advised to satisfy themselves before they apply that they fulfill requirement as to age and qualification and if found ineligible, their candidature will be cancelled at any stage of recruitment. Appearing in the ONLINE EXAMINATION & INTERVIEW will not automatically confer any right of being selected for the said post.
Only those candidates shall be treated as Ex-Serviceman who fulfill the revised definition as laid down in Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms Notification No.36034/5/85/Estt (SCT) dated 27th January 1986 as amended from time to time.
Ex-Serviceman, who while serving in Armed Forces of the Union, disabled in operation against the enemy in disturbed areas, shall be treated as Disabled Ex-Serviceman.
Dependents of Serviceman killed in Action
Servicemen killed in the following operations would be deemed to have been killed in action attributable to Military Service
(b) warlike operations or border skirmishes either with Pakistan on cease fire line or any other country
(c) Fighting against armed hostiles in a counter insurgency environment viz. Nagaland, Mizoram, etc.
(d) Serving with peace-keeping mission abroad
(e) Laying or clearance of mines including enemy mines as also mine sweeping operation between one month before and three months after conclusion of an operation
(f) Frost-bite during actual operations or during the period specified by the Government
(g) Dealing with agitating Para-Military forces personnel
(h) IPKF personnel killed during the operations in Sri Lanka. For the purpose of availing the concession of reservation for dependents of Servicemen killed in action, the member of the family would include his widow, son, daughter or his near relations who agree to support his family and an affidavit stating that the relaxation is availed by one dependent of Ex-Servicemen or not availed by any dependent of Servicemen killed in action will have to be submitted at the time of interview. The relaxation in upper age limit and educational qualifications is not available to dependents of the Servicemen killed in action.
The Territorial Army Personnel will be treated as Ex-Servicemen w.e.f. 15.11.1986.
The candidates are required to submit the appropriate certificates in support of the above at the time of Interview.
Definition of Persons with Disabilities Under Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995 only such persons would be eligible for reservation who suffer from not less than 40% of relevant disability and are certified by a Medical Board constituted by the Central/State Govt. Accordingly, candidates with the following disabilities are eligible to apply. Candidates claiming such benefits should produce certificate in original (issued by the Competent Authority on or before the last date of online submission of application in the prescribed format (available at the end of this advertisement) in support of their claim at the time of Interview/at any stage of the process. Visually Impaired (VI) Blindness refers to condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions namely
(i) Total absence of sight,
(ii) Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses.
(iii) Limitation of the field of vision subtending in angle of 20 degrees or worse. Low vision means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device. Deaf & Hearing Impaired (HI) The deaf are those persons in whom the sense of hearing is non- functional for ordinary purposes of life i.e. total loss of hearing in both ears. They do not hear; understand sounds at all, even with amplified speech. Hearing impairment means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.
Orthopedically Challenged (OC): Only those Orthopedically Challenged candidates who have locomotor disability or cerebral palsy with locomotor impairment of minimum of 40% and only those who fall in the following categories are eligible to apply: BL – Both legs affected but not arms OA – One arm affected (R or L) – (a) Impaired reach; (b) Weakness of grip; (c) Ataxia OL – One leg affected (R or L) MW – Muscular weakness and limited physical endurance.
Use Of Scribe
The visually impaired candidates and candidates whose writing speed is affected by cerebral palsy can use their own scribe at their cost during the online examination. In all such cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply:
The candidate will have to arrange his / her own scribe at his/her own cost.
The scribe can be from any academic discipline.
Both the candidate and the scribe should give a suitable undertaking confirming that the scribe fulfils all the stipulated eligibility criteria. In case it later transpires that the scribe did not fulfill the eligibility criteria or had suppressed material facts, the candidature of the applicant shall stand cancelled, irrespective of the result of the online examination.
Those candidates who use a scribe shall be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour of the examination duration.
Same scribe cannot be used by more than one candidate. In addition, the scribe arranged by the candidate should not be a candidate for the examination. If violation of the above is detected at any stage of the process, candidature for the examination of both the candidate and the scribe will be cancelled. Candidates eligible for and who wish to use the services of a scribe in the examination should invariably carefully indicate the same in the online application form. Any subsequent request may not be favorably entertained.
Guidelines for candidates
With locomotor disability and cerebral palsy An extra time of twenty (20) minutes per hour shall be permitted for the candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment). Visually Impaired candidates
Visually Impaired candidates (who suffer from not less than 40% of disability) may opt to view the contents of the test in magnified font and all such candidates will be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour of examination.
The facility of viewing the contents of the test in magnifying font will not be available to Visually Impaired candidates who use the services of a Scribe for the examination.
These guidelines are subject to change in terms of GOI guidelines/ clarifications, if any, from time to time.