Re-employment of Ex-servicemen: Utilization of experience

In reply of questions (a) whether to utilise the experiences/ maturity of Ex-servicemen for national causes Government extends seniority and age relaxation to Ex-servicemen on reemployment in Public Sector Banks/SBI/ RBI/LIC and other Autonomous Bodies under Central/State Government for their in/intra cadre promotions (b)  if so, whether any provision has been made in this regard and some other questions Ministry of Defence has submitted following statement in Rajya Sabha:-
The Department of Financial Services which is the nodal Department for Public Sector Banks and Insurance Companies has issued instructions extending benefit of seniority and age relaxation to ex-servicemen on re-employment. Extract from IBA’s brochure of guidelines for Public Sector Banks is at Annexure

The service condition of employees of Autonomous Bodies, are governed by Act/Statute/bye-laws by which they are created or came into existence.

The service conditions of State Government Employees and its bodies are governed by instructions issued by the State Government concerned.
dated 25-4-1977

9.  Army Third Class Certificate of Educational
IV Class
dated 28-1-1982
ix)  The ex-servicemen for recruitment in the
clerical cadre in Bank will be entitled to the following relaxation in
educational qualification:
Minimum Educational  Relaxation for   General
Qualification for Ex-Servicemen
First Division in Matriculation/SSC (Old
Pattern)/SSLC/10th Standard Examination of 10+2+3 pattern
II Division  
  lInd Division in
Higher Secondary Examination/ (10+2) of 10+2+3 pattern/ 11th
Standard Examination of 11 +3 pattern/lntermediate/ Pre-University
III Division
dated 9-10-1979 and 18-1-1980
(x)          The
minimum educational qualification for officers’ post shall be as prescribed
for recruitment to officer cadre in the Bank subject to the following
Name of the Defence Service Examination  
Equivalent pass  in
Civil Examination  
Ex-Commissioned officers who have rendered 5 years
satisfactory Commissioned Service after having passed out of the IMA/NDA.
Dated 30-5-1990
2.2 Age
                (i)            The following maximum age limits
for recruitment of ex-servicemen in Bank has been laid down:
Name of the Post/Cadre
Maximum Age
Chief Security Officer
55 years
Security Officer
40 years
Clerical Cadre
50 years
Security Guard/Armed Guard
45 years
Subordinate Staff Cadre other than Security/ Armed Guard
50 years
dated.20-3-1980 and
dated 27-10-1989
(ii)           An
ex-serviceman/disabled ex-serviceman who has put in not less than six months
continuous service in the Armed Forces shall be allowed to deduct the period
of such service from his actual age and if the resultant age does not exceed
the maximum age limit prescribed for the post for which he seeks appointment
by more than 3 years, he shall be deemed to satisfy the conditions regarding
the age limit.
dated 27-10-1989
(iii)          The
disabled ex-servicemen are also entitled to the benefit of the age relaxation
by length of military service plus 3 years for appointment against reserved
as well as unreserved vacancies in clerical and subordinate cadre and they
can avail of either of the two relaxations advantageous to them.
dated 27-10-1989
(iv)         The
above relaxations as in (ii) and (iii) above are applicable in all
recruitments for clerical and subordinate cadre done in Banks.
dated 16-2-1982
(v)          The
dependents of those ex-servicemen killed/ disabled in action are not entitled
to any relaxation in upper age limit.
2.3 Further Standard
NO.201/6/87 -SCT(B)
dated 23-4-1987
(i)            All
ex-servicemen irrespective of the arm and trade are given periodic training
in handling of weapons. This is also true in respect of the Naval and Air
Force personnel and therefore it is not proper to discriminate amongst them.
This must be kept in mind while recruiting ex­-servicemen for the posts of
security guards.
dated 28-2-1991
(iii) The Bank may adopt the following further criteria/
standard with reference to character, medical fitness, etc. for appointment
of ex-servicemen as armed guard/gunmen:
(a) Character:
Minimum requirement 
will be “Good”
Dated 28-1-1983
Housing Loan/Conveyance Loan etc.
For the purpose of
qualifying service, necessary
to avail of housing loan, conveyance loan, etc. service
rendered by the ex-servicemen in Armed
Forces may be taken into
Dated 16-4-1985
[IBA circular]
Medical Aid
previous service in the Armed Forces may be taken into account while
considering their eligibility for higher medical aid.
dated 13-8-1986
dated 7-6-1990
For the purpose of promotion/Appointment
against Special Allowance/ Pay carrying post
(i) Bank may
allow, for the purpose of seniority in promotion, to their ex-servicemen
employees recruited against reserved posts in the clerical and Subordinate cadre, weightage for the period of
service rendered by them in the armed forces in the ratio of 5: 1 subject to
a maximum of 2 years after they have rendered at least 3 years actual service
in the Bank after re-employment. This benefit will be available to the ex-servicemen only once during their
dated 27-9-1996  and 2-12-1996
(ii) The weightage
of service in the armed forces as stipulated in para (i) above has to be allowed
after they have rendered atleast 3 years of service in that cadre and their
seniority is to be fixed as per the provisions of circular dated 13-8-1986. All other benefits flowing from seniority will follow
as per circular dated 13-8-1986.
dated 6-3-1991
(iii) These
instructions are applicable in respect of those ex-servicemen who were
working in the clerical and subordinate staff cadres as on 13.8.1986 or who
joined subsequent to 13.8.1986. These instructions are, however, not
applicable to those ex-servicemen who have already been promoted to the
officers’ cadre before 13.8.1986 or who have been recruited directly as Officers.

Full detail of Rajya Sabha Question:-
ANSWERED ON-14.03.2013

Utilization of experience of Exservicemen


(a) whether to utilise the experiences/ maturity of Ex-servicemen for national causes Government extends seniority and age relaxation to Ex-servicemen on reemployment in Public Sector Banks/SBI/ RBI/LIC and other Autonomous Bodies under Central/State Government for their in/intra cadre promotions;
(b) if so, whether any provision has been made in this regard;
(c) whether instructions in this regard have been notified for compliance by the Public Sector Banks/SBI/RBI/LIC and other Autonomous Bodies under Central/State Government have been issued;
(d) if not, when notification in this regard would be issued; and
(e) if issued, please provide copies of the notification?

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)

(a) to (e): See above


Source: Rajya Sabha – Click here for download Annexure

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  • Unknown 5 years ago

    Sir/Madam, I am an exserviceman.Now, reemployment in Nationalised bank. So, I have examption for professional services tax?

  • Unknown 6 years ago

    Is there any transfer policy for ex servicemen in banks they are considering us junior and transferred to remote branch

    • Shatrughan pandey 5 years ago

      Any transfer policy in central govt job as i am ex servicemen

  • mukesh joshi 7 years ago

    All vet r suffering from this, but they compromise by saying leave it yaar fauz ke jaise officers to nahi hai kam se kam.

  • After Reemployed in central govt, are ex-servicemen equal with the fresh candidate in seniority? As they or senior employees(length of service of less than 8 to 10years) hesitate to respect or wish and called by name to ex servicemen who put more than 15 years of service before

  • Sandeep Chand 7 years ago

    सुरक्षाकर्मी एक्स आर्मी गनमैन को कोई भी ठेकेदार सही वेतन नही देता और इसकी कोई जाच करता श्रम विभाग व्दारा भी कोई नही देखता मै उत्तराखण्ड मे एक बैक मे कार्यरत हू

  • Sir, I hv joined pnb.they are asking for character certificate from school.that may not be possible. Is there any exemption for esm to produce cc from school.

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

    you are very well eligible

  • sreekanth geebu 8 years ago

    Sir, i was discharged from service as (found medical unfit for further service)but i am not disabled clearlly mentioned in discharge book.Then sir i am eligible for bank clerk or not. please reply sir thank you.

  • My question is if some one after leaving defense forces not able to get any job outside the defense and in this process he applies for security guard through Distt soldier board and in result if he get a security guard job in pvt company or security guard through some agency in PSU bank,What should be his pay and perks because in ground reality this agency are paying less than Rs 9000 to them.PSU banks are outsourcing this guard now days through these civil security agency.What is the govt stands to stop this discrimination