Lower Division Clerk

Gazette Date: 30/12/2016

Last Date: 01/02/2017

Category No: 459/2016

Applications are invited through ‘ONE TIME REGISTRATION’ facility from qualified candidates for selection to the under mentioned post in Kerala Government Service. Candidates who have already registered can apply through their profile.

1. Department : Various

2. Name of Post : Lower Division Clerk (Kannada & Malayalam knowing)

(Re-designated as Clerk (Kannada & Malayalam knowing) as per G.O

(Ms.) No. 120/2013/(138)/Fin. dated 04.03.2013)

Note:- (1) This will include the integrated post of Lower Division Clerk/ Village Assistant (Kannada & Malayalam knowing) in the Revenue Department.

(2) Vacancies of Lower Division Clerk (Kannada & Malayalam knowing) in Kerala Municipal Common Service will also be filled up from the Ranked List prepared for each district in pursuance of this notification without obtaining willingness from the candidates. (For Direct Recruitment only).
3. Scale of pay : Rs. 19000-43600/-
4. No. of vacancies : District wise (Kasaragod – 2(two))


(1) The list of selected candidates published by the Commission in pursuance of this notification shall remain in force for a minimum period of one year provided that the said list shall continue to be in force till the publication of a new list after the expiry of the minimum period of one year or till the expiry of three years whichever is earlier. Candidates shall be advised for recruitment from the list prepared in pursuance of this notification against the vacancies reported to the Kasaragod District Officer of the Commission during the period of currency of the said lists. In case no candidate is advised from the list till the expiry of the period of 3 years, the duration of the list shall be extended for a further period of one year or till at least one candidate is advised from the

list whichever is earlier.

(2) 3% of the vacancies reported to the Commission for the above post shall be reserved for appointment of Differently Abled persons, limited to the categories of Low Vision , Hearing Impairment and Locomotor Disability/Cerebral Palsy as per G.O (P) 1/13/SJD dated 03.01.2013. A separate list of such candidates shall be prepared along with the Ranked List (Differently Abled candidates must enter the details in the Declaration Link and Weightage Details Link of their profile). They shall be advised against Sl.No. 33, 66, 99 in a cycle of 100 fresh vacancies as per rules. Differently Abled candidates included in the Main list/Supplementary lists for reservation communities shall also be included in the list prepared exclusively for them on the basis of merit. If candidates in the list (Main list/Supplementary list/List for PH) is advised from any one of the above list on Open/Reservation/PH quota, the name of the candidate shall be deleted from the other list(s). Relaxation in age and award of Grace marks will be given to the Differently Abled candidates as stipulated in the existing Acts & Rules.

(3) Candidates advised as Lower Division Clerk/Village Assistant (Kannada & Malayalam knowing) in the Revenue Department from the Ranked List to be prepared in pursuance of this notification will be sent by the Department for Survey Training if they have not already passed Chain Survey Test.

(4) Selection to this post will be made on the basis of a Competitive Test of the SSLC Standard.

(5) Candidates willing to be posted as Lower Division Clerk (Kannada & Malayalam knowing) in Kerala State Archives Department must submit willingness. Such candidates are eligible for appointment in other departments also, as and when their turn for recruitment arises. If a person is once advised for appointment in the State Archives Department, he will not be further considered for appointment in any other Department on the basis of that select list. Persons appointed as Lower Division Clerk (Kannada & Malayalam knowing) in State Archives Department have to undergo during the period of probation, an Inservice Training in “Old Scripts” as may be prescribed by the Government.

(6) The selection test will be conducted at different centers in Kasaragod district (The name of the Examination Centres will be published later). The candidates should appear for the examination wherever they are admitted. As the selection is for Kasaragod District,

candidates will be allowed to appear for the test only in the examination centres for Kasaragod District only.

(7) The selection in pursuance of this notification will be made on district wise basis, subject to the special conditions laid down in G.O. (Ms) No.154/71/PD dated 27.05.1971. A candidate advised for appointment in one district from the Ranked List prepared for that District is not eligible for transfer to another District for a period of 5 years from the date of commencement of regular service in the former district. Even if transfer is allowed after 5 years, it will be subject to the rules in G.O. (P) No.36/91/P&ARD dated 02.12.1991 for inter district transfers in same Department and G.O. (P) No.5/2013/P&ARD dated 06.02.2013 for inter departmental transfers. But as per G.O. (P) 12/96/P & ARD dated 16.03.1996, the condition of 5 years service is not applicable for the transfer to the Districts of Idukki, Wayanad and Kasaragod. This concession will be available only for getting transfer in to these districts, but not for getting transfer out of these districts and this concession will be granted only once in the career of a Government Servant. Candidates already in Government Service holding the post in any one district are prohibited from applying for the same post in another District.


5. Method of appointment : Direct Recruitment.

6. Qualification : (1) A pass in SSLC or any equivalent Examination.

(2) Working Knowledge of both Kannada and Malayalam languages.

Note:- (1) In the case of candidates advised for the post in the Registration Department, they should also pass a ‘handwriting test’ in Kannada as per G.O. (MS) 68/65 dated 15.01.1965.

(2) KS & SSR Part II Rule 10(a)(ii) is applicable

7. Age limit : 18-36, Only candidates born between 02.01.1980 and 01.01.1998 (both dates

included) are eligible to apply for the post with usual relaxation to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward communities.

(For concessions allowed in upper age limit, please see para (2) of the General Conditions under Part II of this Notification.)

Note :- Typists in the Various Departments including Secretariat and Office of the Kerala Public Service Commission possessing SSLC qualification are eligible to apply in response to this notification in case they possess not less than 4 (four) years regular service on the date of application. The maximum age limit for such persons will be 40 (forty) years (born on or after 02.01.1976) with usual relaxation of three years in case of OBC and 5 years in case of SC/ST candidates. The candidates in this category are not entitled to the benefit of reservation. Such applicants should obtain a service Certificate from the Head of the Department or Office showing their length of service and service to which they belong and produce the same as and when required by the Commission. The candidates belonging to above category should have working knowledge in Kannada & Malayalam languages.

8. Last date for receipt of applications: 01.02.2017 Wednesday upto 12.00 Midnight.

9. Mode of Submitting Application:-

Candidates shall register as per ‘ONE TIME REGISTRATION ‘ system on the Official Website of Kerala Public Service Commission ‘www.keralapsc.gov.in’ for applying for the post. Candidates who have registered shall apply by logging in to their profile using their User- ID and password. Candidates shall click on the ‘Apply Now’ button of the respective posts in the Notification link for applying for a post. No application fee is required. Candidates can view and have a print-out of the details in the profile by clicking the link Registration Card, if required. Candidates are responsible for the correctness of the personal information and secrecy of password. Before applying for a post, candidates must ensure correctness of the information in their profile. They must quote the User- ID for further communication with the Commission. Applications once submitted will be received as provisional and particulars shall not be deleted or altered after submission. Applications submitted not in accordance with the conditions of the notification will be summarily rejected. Documents to prove qualification, community, age etc. have to be produced as and when called for .

10. Address to which applications are to be sent :- www.keralapsc.gov.in

11 “If a written test / OMR / Online Test is conducted as a part of this selection, Admission Ticket for eligible candidates will be made available in their profile for One Time registration and the date of downloading will be included in the Examination Calendar. Candidates can download Admission Ticket for 15 days from this date. Candidates who have downloaded the Admission Ticket will alone be permitted to attend the examination”.

[For details, including Photo, ID Card etc. please see the General Conditions given in Part II of this notification]

“Candidates who have AADHAAR card should add AADHAAR card as I.D. Proof in their profile”.