1. These rules shall not apply also to recruitment to Armed Forces or Para Military Forces, namely, Assam Rifles, Border Security Force, Central Industrial Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force and Indo - Tibetian Border Police.

  1. Increase in the upper age limit:-

The upper age - limit for recruitment by the method of Director Open Competitive Examination to the central civil services and civil posts specified in the relevant services / recruitment rules on the date of commencement of the central civil services and civil posts (Upper Age Limit for Direct Recruitment) rules 1998, shall be increased by two years.

"Direct Open Competitive Examination" for the purpose of these rules shall mean direct recruitment by Open Competitive Examination conducted by Union Public Services Commission or the Staff Selection Commission or any other authority under the central government and it shall not include recruitment through Limited Departmental Examination or through short listing or by interview or by contact or by absorption or transfer or deputation

  1. Amendment of recruitment rules:-

All rules regulating the method of recruitment of persons to the central civil services and civil posts under the Union including those in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department and the rules governing open Competitive Examinations shall stand amended to the extent provided for in rule 3.

  1. Interpretation:-

If any question arises as to the interpretation of these rules, the same shall be decided by the Central Government.

[No. 15012/6/98-Estt.[D]]

(Harinder Singh)
Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India

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