Union Public Service Commission – Caretaker Recruitment Rules 2020

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Union Public Service Commission – Caretaker Recruitment Rules 2020

Union Public Service Commission – Caretaker Recruitment Rules 2020

Office of Union Public Service Commission

New Delhi, the 23rd November, 2020

G.S.R. 194.—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution and in supersession of the Union Public Service Commission (Caretaker) Recruitment Rules, 2000, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the President hereby makes the following rules regulating the method of recruitment to the post of Caretaker in the Office of Union Public Service Commission, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement.—(1) These rules may be called the Union Public Service Commission (Caretaker) Recruitment Rules, 2020.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Number of post, classification and level in pay matrix.—The number of post, its classification, the level in the pay matrix attached thereto shall be as specified in columns (2) to (4) of the Schedule annexed to these rules.

3. Method of recruitment, age-limit, qualifications etc.—The method of recruitment, age-limit, qualifications and other matters relating to the post shall be as specified in columns (5) to (13) of the aforesaid Schedule.

4. Disqualification.— No person, –

(a) who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse living; or
(b) who, having a spouse living, has entered into or contracted a marriage with any person, shall be eligible for appointment to the said post:

Provided that the Central Government may, if satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person and the other party to the marriage and that there are other grounds for so doing, exempt any person from the operation of this rule.

5. Power to relax.—Where the Central Government is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient so to do, it may, by order, and for reasons to be recorded in writing, and in consultation with Union Public Service Commission, relax any of the provisions of these rules with respect of any class or category of persons.

6. Saving.—Nothing in these rules shall affect reservation, relaxation of age-limit and other concessions required to be provided for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, ex-servicemen and other special categories of persons in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time in this regard.


Name of post

Number of post


Level in pay matrix

Whether selection or non-selection post

Age-limit for direct recruits

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)

2* (2020) *Subject to variation dependent on work load

General Central Service, Group ‘B’, Non-Gazetted, Non- Ministerial

Level 6 (Rs. 35400- 112400) in pay matrix

Not applicable

Not exceeding 30 years of age.

(Relaxable for Government Servants up to five years in accordance with the instructions or orders issued by the Central Government.)

Note: The crucial date for determining the age-limit shall be as advertised by Staff Selection Commission.

Educational  and  other  qualifications  required  for direct recruits

Whether age and educational qualifications prescribed for direct recruits will apply in the case of promotees

Period of probation, if any

(7) (8) (9)


(1)Diploma in Sanitary or Public Hygiene or Diploma in Electrical or Civil Engineering or Sanitary Engineering; and

(2) two years’ experience in maintenance of office buildings.

Note 1: The qualifications are relaxable at the discretion of the Staff Selection Commission in the case of candidates otherwise well qualified.

Note 2: The qualifications regarding experience is relaxable at the discretion of the Staff Selection Commission in the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste or the Scheduled Tribes if at any stage of selection, the Staff Selection Commission is of the opinion that sufficient number of candidates from these communities possessing the requisite experience are not likely to be available to fill up the vacancy reserved for them.

Not applicable Two        years recruits for direct

Method of recruitment whether by direct recruitment or by promotion or by deputation/absorption and percentage of the vacancies to be filled by various methods

In case of recruitment by promotion or deputation/ absorption, grades from which promotion or deputation/ absorption to be made



By direct recruitment.

Note: Vacancies caused by the incumbent being away on deputation or long illness or study leave or under other circumstances for a duration of one year or more may be filled on deputation basis from officers of the Central Government:

(a) (i) holding analogous posts on regular basis; or

(ii) with six years regular service in posts in level-5 (Rs.29200-92300) in the pay matrix; and
(b) possessing the educational qualifications and experience prescribed for direct recruits under column (7).

Not applicable.

If a Departmental Promotion Committee exists, what is its composition

Circumstances in which Union Public Service Commission to be consulted in making recruitment.

(12) (13)

Group ‘B’ Departmental Confirmation Committee (for considering

confirmation) consisting of :-

1.        Additional Secretary (In charge of Administration),  – Chairman; Union Public Service Commission

2.        Joint Secretary (In charge of Administration) – Member; Union Public Service Commission

3.        Joint Secretary (In charge of General Branch) -Member; Union Public Service Commission

Not applicable

[F. No. 39021/04/2018-Estt.(B)]


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