Change of Category
The selection process involved three essential steps, first being the Preliminary Competitive Examination and the second is scrutiny of documents and the third step is Interview( viva-voce) which was common to all candidates. A candidate required to fill the all detail in the application form for applying the post with the carefully because once you fill the application form and submitted to the concerned department after that your selection will be on that base.
Fill the category carefully –
In every post, the government follows the policy of reservation and in every advertisement, this is mentioned that a total number of post and category wise reserved seat like how many For General, For SC, For BC. For EWS, For EBPG, For ex-serviceman, For freedom fighter, For Handicap, etc. Each candidate has to fill the form as per his/her category for taking the benefit of the reservation because the government gives some relaxation to according to the category specified in merit or cut off marks in written examination. If any candidate does not opt the category as in which he /she belonged then they can’t take the benefit of the category at any stage.
Selecting the correct category is important –
In which category you applied the post, it is very important. because every category has own selection criteria like age relaxation, cut off marks, number of eligible candidates and number of seats. When a candidate fills up a form under wrong category its means he/she automatically out of the race of selection process.
What to do after filling up the wrong category –
Nobody fills the wrong category intentionally specifically upper-class category if the same belongs to the lower category. Yes, you must show your good intention at the time of filling the examination form and filling all relevant details. For example, if you belong to any reserved category like EBPG. EWS, SC, BC, etc. and you mentioned in the form your category as General. So in court, you must show that you filled the category in a mistake or till the time you did not possess the relevant document regarding his/her specific category.
In case you filed the wrong category due to any reason and want to rectify that you must inform the concerned department regarding this with explanation and make a prayer that considers me in my original category or Change my category.
Candidate can approach the High Court –
A government job is a dream for everyone. No one wants to lose the chance to get the govt. job specifically due to mentioning the wrong category. If after making prayer to the concerned authority, matter not resolved. in that case, a candidate after due consultation with a senior high court advocate can approach the high court with a prayer that he/she may be considered in the original category and not in which he/she wrote in the application form.
Some judgments are also there on this point which favors the candidates. But the error or mistake must be bonafide and without any malafide intention.