State Government Jobs- Tamilnadu- TNPSC DCPO Recruitment 2022– TNPSC invites Online applications for recruitment of 16 District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) Posts. Apply before 30 April 2022.
Name of the Post & No of Vacancies:
TNPSC Invites Applications for the Following Posts
|Name of the Post and Post Code No.||Name of the Service and Service Code No.||Number of vacancies|
|District Child Protection Officer (in Social Defence Department) (Post Code No. 3201)||Tamil Nadu Approved Schools and Vigilance Service (Tamil Nadu Social Defence Service) (Service Code No.103)||16|
Educational Qualification: (As on 01.04.2022)
Applicants should possess the following or its equivalent qualification awarded by any University or Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission:
|1. District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) –
A degree in Sociology or Social Work or Psychology or Child Development or Criminology of any University or Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission or Institution recognized by the Government.
Provided that other things being equal, preference shall be given to candidates possessing a Post Graduate degree in Sociology or Social Work or Psychology or Child Development or Criminology of any University or Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission or Institution recognized by the Government.
A Diploma or a Certificate course in Computer operations in the recognized Institutions is desirable.
“A Diploma or a Certificate course in Computer operations in the recognized Institutions is desirable” means if two or more candidates scored same mark, the person who have Diploma or a Certificate course in Computer Operations in the recognized Institutions will be considered for selection. [as clarified by Government in Social Welfare and Women Empowerment Department, vide Letter No.9485/ SW8(2) /2020-12 dated 07.03.2022]
(i) The educational qualification prescribed for the posts should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the following order of studies: 10th + HSC or its equivalent + Bachelor‟s Degree as required under Section 25 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016. Results of the examination should have been declared on or before the date of notification.
Age Limit: (As on 01.07.2022)
|SI No||Category of Applicants||Maximum Age|
|1.||SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBC/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all categories.||No Maximum Age limit|
|2.||„Others‟ [i.e. candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs]||32 years@. (Should not have completed)|
Note: @ In G.O (Ms).No.91, Human Resources Management (S) Department, dated 13.09.2021, Maximum Age Limit prescribed for appointment by direct recruitment is enhanced by 2 years.
Explanation: No maximum age limit shall mean that the applicants should not have completed 60 years of age either on the date of notification or at the time of selection /appointment to the post.
Note “Others” [i.e., Applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBC/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs] who have put in five years and more of service in the State/Central Government are not eligible even if they are within the age limit. (For further details refer to para 3(F) of “Instructions to Applicants”, Section 3(r) of Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016)
For Ex-servicemen (others):
a) The maximum age limit for Ex-servicemen is 50 years. (Section 63 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016 and as per G.O (Ms). No.91, Human Resources Management (S) department, dated 13.09.2021)
b) The above mentioned age concession will not apply to the Ex-servicemen applicants who have already been recruited to any class or service or category. (Section 3(j) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016)
|1. District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) – Rs.56,100 – 2,05,700 (Level 22) (Revised scale)|
TNPSC may follow the following process to select the candidates.
|1.||Examination (Computer Based Test Method)|
|2.||Oral Test in the shape of an interview|
Application Fee/Exam Fee:
For One Time Registration [G.O.(Ms).No. 32, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (M) Department, dated 01.03.2017]
Applicants who have already registered in One Time online Registration system and within the validity period of 5 years are exempted
The Examination fee should be paid at the time of submitting the online application for this recruitment if they are not eligible for the concession noted below.
|Note: Fee Pay by online through Net Banking / Credit card / Debit card on or before the date of submission of online application by choosing the option in the online application.|
(i) Linking Aadhaar number with One Time Registration (OTR) is mandatory for applicants.[ For further details refer para 2B of „Instructions to Applicants‟.]
(ii) One Time Registration is valid for five years from the date of registration. After completion of five years, the applicant must renew the One Time Registration by paying the fee prescribed. The One Time Registration is different from the application for the examination. An applicant should make an online application separately for each and every examination for which he intends to appear.[Para 2C of „Instructions to Applicants‟.]
Examination Fee Concessions:
|i||Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars)||Full Exemption|
|ii||Scheduled Tribes||Full Exemption|
|iii||Most Backward Classes (V), Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities, Most Backward Classes||Three Free Chances|
|iv||Backward Classes (Other than Muslim) / Backward Classes (Muslim)||Three Free Chances|
|v||Ex-Servicemen||Two Free Chances|
|vi||Persons with Benchmark Disability||Full Exemption|
|vii||Destitute Widow||Full Exemption|
(i) The total number of free chances availed, will be calculated on the basis of claims made in previous applications.
(ii) The number of free chances availed by the applicant may be verified by the Commission at any stage of the selection process.
(iii) In case an applicant who makes a false claim for exemption from payment of application fee by suppressing information regarding his previous application(s) his candidature shall be rejected after due process and he shall be debarred for a period of one year from appearing for examinations and selections conducted by the Commission.
(iv) Applicants are directed to carefully choose the options ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ regarding availing the fee concession. The choice made, cannot be modified or edited after successful submission of online application.
(v) Applicants are advised in their own interest, to keep an account of the number of times fee concession has been availed, irrespective of the information displayed in the <Application History> of the applicant dashboard.
(vi) An application (irrespective of the post applied for) claiming fee concession will operate to exclude one chance from the number of free chances allowed.
(vii) Applicants who have availed the maximum number of free chances permitted / applicants who do not wish to avail of the fee concession / applicants who are not eligible for fee concession, shall choose the option ‘No’ against the query regarding fee concession. Such applicants shall thereafter pay the requisite fee through the prescribed mode of payment.
How to apply:
Candidate(s) fulfilling all the above clearly laid down criteria will have to apply online only through the link on the TNPSC website in the careers webpage under current openings section i.e. https://www.tnpsc.gov.in/ from 01.04.2022 to 30.04.2022. No other mode of application will be accepted.
|Starting Date for Submission of Application||01.04.2022|
|Last date for Submission of Application||30.04.2022|
|Date of examination (Computer Based Test|
Subject paper (Subject Concerned) (Degree Standard)
|19.06.2022 9.30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M.|
|Paper – II:
PART A Tamil Eligibility Test (SSLC Std) and PART B General Studies (Degree Std)
|19.06.2022 02.00 P.M. to 05.00 P.M.|