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PART II
Rules 14-17

1. Reservation of appointments:- where the special rules lay down that the principle of reservation of appointments shall apply to any service, class or category; or where in the case of any service, class or category for which no special rules have been issued, the Government have by notification in the Gazette declared that the principle of reservation of appointments shall apply to such service, class or category, appointments by direct recruitment to such service, class or category shall be made on the following basis:-

a) The unit of appointment for the purpose of this rule shall be 20, of which two shall be reserved for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and 8 shall be reserved for the other Backward classes and remaining 10 shall be filled on the basis of merit:

Provided that out of every five posts reserved for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, one shall go to Scheduled Tribe candidate and remaining four shall go to Scheduled Caste candidates and in the absence of candidate to fill up the post reserved for Scheduled Tribe candidates, it shall go to a Scheduled Caste candidate and vice-versa.

b) The claims of members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and other Backward Classes shall also be considered for the appointments which shall be filled on the basis of merit and where a candidate belonging to a Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe or Other Backward Class is selected on the basis of merit, the number of posts reserved for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or for Other Backward Classes as the case may be, shall not in any way be affected.

c) Appointments under this rule shall be made in the order of rotation specified below in every cycle of 20 vacancies.

1. Open competition

2. Other Backward Classes

3. Open competition

4. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

5. Open competition

6. Other Backward classes

7. Open competition

8. Other Backward Classes

9. Open Competition

10. Other Backward Classes

11. Open Competition

12. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

13. Open Competition

14. Other Backward Classes

15. Open Competition

16. Other Backward Classes

17. Open Competition

18. Other Backward Classes

19. Open Competition

20. Other Backward Classes

 

Provided that the fourth turn in the third rotation an the twelfth turn in the fifth rotation shall go to Scheduled Tribe candidates and the fourth and twelfth turns in the first, second and fourth rotations, the twelfth turn in the third rotation and the fourth turn in the fifth rotation shall go to Scheduled Caste candidates and in the absence of a candidate for appointment against the turn allotted for Scheduled Tribe candidates, it shall go to a Scheduled Caste candidate and vice-versa:

 

Provided that the rule shall not apply in the following cases:-

(i) appointment of near relatives of military personnel killed, permanently disabled or reported to be missing in action, and near relatives of Government servants dying in harness, if they are or have been wholly dependent on such military personnel or Government servants, as the case may be, subject to the condition that priority in the matter of appointment shall be given only to one relation in the case of each such personnel or Government servant.

(ii) appointment of disabled Jawans who are to be rehabilitated on completion of their medical treatment.

Persons referred to in items (i) and (ii) above shall be given priority in the matter of appointment to Government service provided they possess the prescribed qualifications.

 

Explanation  (1) In the case of military personnel the term near relatives means the widows/wives, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, father, mother, nieces and nephews.

 

(2)In the case of Government servants the term near relatives means the widows, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, father and mother.

Note:- This amendment shall be deemed to have come into force from the 12th march 1970. But this amendment shall not affect the appointments already made under GO MS 20/70/PD Dated 21/01/1970 and appointments which may be made under th said GO on applications received by the Government on or before the 8th March, 1973.

 

Provided also that in preparing the list of eligible candidates to be appointed under this rule applying the rotations specified above in every cycle of 20 vacancies, the candidates eligible to be selected on open competition basis, that is turns 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17 and 19 shall be selected first and then the candidates for the reservation turns, out of those available in the ranked list in the particular groups having regard to their ranks. In finalizing the select list any candidate of the same community selected on open competition turns, if found to be below in the order of the candidates selected from the same community on the basis of reservation, for the fixation of ranks as per rule27 of these rules, candidates of the same community obtaining higher marks shall be interchanged with the candidates of the same community in the reservation turn for the purpose of ranking.

 

Note:- This amendment shall be deemed to have come into force with effect from 17-12-1958.

 

d) Notwithstanding anything contained in this rule, posts to which appointments are made by direct recruitment from a common ranked list prepared on the basis of a common test or interview or both, shall be grouped together for the purposes of observance of the rules relating to reservation of appointments.

 

15(a) The integrated cycle combining the rotation in clause (c) of rule14 and the sub-rotation in sub-rule(2) of rule17 shall be as specified in the Annexure to this Part. If a suitable candidate is not available for selection from any particular community or group of communities specified in the Annexure, the said community or group shall be passed over and the post shall be filled up by a suitable candidate from the community or group of communities immediately next to the passed over community or group in the said Annexure in the order of rotation. If no suitable candidate is available for selection in any of the above communities or group of communities, selection shall be made from open competition candidates.

(a) If a suitable candidate is not available for selection from the group of communities classified as Scheduled Castes in the turn allotted for such a group in the Annexure the said group shall be passed over and the post shall be filled up by a suitable candidate from the group of communities classified as Scheduled Tribes and vice-versa. If no suitable candidate is available for selection in any of the two groups classified as Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes selection shall be made from among the communities immediately next to the group of communities entitled to be appointed according to the turn allotted in the Annexure in the order of rotation. If no suitable candidate is available for selection in any of the communities or group of communities selection shall be made from open competition candidates.

 

© The benefit of the turn forfeited to a particular community or to a group of community by reason of it being passed over under sub-rules (a) and (b) shall be restored to it, at the earliest possible opportunity, if a suitable candidate from that particular community or group is available for selection by making adjustment against the claims of the particular community or group and that derived the extra benefit by reason of such passing over:

Provided that in no year reservations including carrying forward vacancies to a category of post shall exceed 50% of the total number of vacancies for which selection by direct recruitment to that category is resorted to in that year.

 

Provided also that the said right of restoration shall not extend to a case where the selection has gone to an open competition candidate.

Note:- For purposes of application of the proviso limiting the number of vacancies to be reserved in a year as 50% in respect of recruitment to a category of post, the period of one year shall commence on and from the day on which the ranked list of candidates prepared by the Commission in respect of that post comes into force:

 

Provided that in regard to ranked lists brought into force prior to 13-6-1975 and remaining valid the year of reservation shall continue to be one year from the 15th June, 1974.

 

16 There shall be sub-rotation among major groups of Other Backward Classes.

 

17. (1) The grouping of Other Backward Classes for the above purpose shall be as indicated below:-

Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas
Muslims
Latin Catholics and Anglo Indians
Nadars (Hindu Nadars and Nadars included in S.I.U.C.)
Scheduled Caste Converts to Christianity
Viswakarmas
Dheevaras
Other Backward Classes put together i.e., communities other than those mentioned in items 1 to 7 above included in the list of Other Backward Classes.

(2) (a).The 40% reservation allowed to Other Backward Classes shall be distributed among the different groups of Backward Classes in the following proportion:-

 

 

(i)For direct recruitment to posts included in the Kerala Last Grade Service.

 

Out of every 40 appointments, 11 shall be given to Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas, 10 to Muslims, 4 to Latin Catholics and Anglo-Indians, 3 to Nadars (Hindu Nadars and Nadars included in S.I.U.C.) 2to Scheduled Caste Converts to Christianity, 2 to Viswakarmas, 2 to Dheevaras and 6 to Other Backward Classes put together.

 

 

(ii) For diret recruitment to posts other than those included in the Kerala Last Grade Service.

 

Out of every 40 appointments, 14 shall be given to Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas, 12 to Muslims, 4 to Latin Catholics and Anglo Indians, 2 to Nadars (Hindu Nadars and Nadars included in S.I.U.C), 1 to Scheduled Caste Converts to Christianity, 3 to Viswakarmas, 1 to Dheevaras and 3 to Other Backward Classes put together.

 

(b) The following shall be the rotation by which posts reserved for Other Backward Classes will be distributed among the various groups coming under the cases:-

 

(i) For direct recruitment to posts included in the Kerala Last Grade Service

 

Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas
Muslims
Latin Catholics and Anglo-Indians
Other Backward Classes
Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas
Muslims
Dheevaras
Viswakarmas
Latin Catholics and Anglo-Indians
Muslims
Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas
Other Backward Classes
Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas
Muslims
Nadars (Hindu Nadars and Nadars included in S.I.U.C.)
Other Backward Classes
Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas
Muslims
Scheduled Caste Converts to Christianity
Other Backward Classes
Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas
Muslims
Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas
Nadars (Hindu Nadars and Nadars included in S.I.U.C.)
Scheduled Caste Converts to Christianity
Muslims
Latin Catholics and Anglo-Indians
Other Backward Classes
Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas
Muslims
Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas
Nadars (Hindu Nadars and Nadars included in S.I.U.C.)
Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas
Muslims
Dheevaras
Other Backward Classes
Latin Catholics and Anglo-Indians
Muslims
Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas
Viswakarmas

Explanation:- The expression Other Backward Classes referred to items 4, 12, 16, 20, 28 and 36 shall mean Backward Classes referred to in item 8 under sub-rule (1) of this rule.

 

(ii) for direct recruitment to posts other than those included in the Kerala Last Grade Service

 

1. Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas

2. Muslims

3. LatinCatholics and Anglo-Indians

4. Other Backward Classes

5. Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas

6. Muslims

7. Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas

8. Viswakarmas

9. Latin Catholics and Anglo Indians

10. Muslims

11. Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas

12. Muslims

13. Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas

14. Muslims

15. Nadars (Hindu Nadars and Nadars included in S.I.U.C.)

16. Other Backward Classes

17. Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas

18. Muslims

19. Scheduled Caste converts to Christianity

20. Dheevaras

21. Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas

22. Muslims

23. Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas

24. Nadars (Hindu Nadars and Nadars included in S.I.U.C.)

25. Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas

26. Muslims

27. Latin Catholics and Anglo-Indians

28. Viswakarmas

29. Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas

30. Muslims

31. Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas

32. Muslims

33. Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas

34. Muslims

35. Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas

36. Other Backward Classes

37. Latin Catholics and Anglo-Indians

38. Muslims

39. Ezhavas, Thiyyas and Billavas

40. Viswakarmas

 

Explanation:- The expression Other Backward Classes referred to in items 4, 16 and 36 shall mean Backward Classes referred to in item 8 under sub-rule (1) of this rule.

 

 
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