Recruitment for the post of Legal Officer in Grade B in Reserve Bank of India

Recruitment for the post of Legal Officer in Grade B in Reserve Bank of India

RESERVE  BANK  OF  INDIA  –  RECRUITMENT  -  PANEL  YEAR  2020  FOR  THE  POSTS  OF (i) LEGAL OFFICER IN GRADE ‘B’ (ii) MANAGER (TECH - CIVIL) (iii) ASSISTANT MANAGER (RAJBHASHA) (iv) ASSISTANT MANAGER (PROTOCOL & SECURITY)

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IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS

1. Candidates to ensure their eligibility for the posts:

(i) Before applying, candidates should ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria for the advertised posts. The Reserve Bank  of India Services Board, hereinafter referred to as ‘Board’, would admit to the examination all the candidates applying for the post with the requisite fee/intimation charges (as applicable) based on the information furnished in the ONLINE application and shall determine their eligibility only at the final stage, i.e., interview stage. If at that stage, it is found that any information furnished in the ONLINE application is false/incorrect or if according to the Board, the candidate does not satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post, his/her candidature will be cancelled and he/she will not be allowed to appear for interview, claim any reimbursement towards travelling and can be removed from service without notice, if he/she has already joined the Bank.

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(ii) A candidate must be either:

  • (a) a citizen of India, or
  • (b) a subject of Nepal, or
  • (c) a subject of Bhutan, or
  • (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries viz. Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate is issued to him/her by the Government of India.

2. Mode of application:

Candidates are required to apply ONLINE only through the Bank’s website www.rbi.org.in. No other mode for submission of application is available.

Brief Instructions for filling up the "Online Application Form" are given in Appendix-I, available on Bank’s website - www.rbi.org.in.

3. Important Dates:

Events

Important Dates

Website Link Open for Online Registration of Applications and Payment of Fees/Intimation Charges

February 23, 2021 to

March 10, 2021 (TILL 6.00PM)

Date of Examination

April 10, 2021

4. Help Facility: In case of any problem in filling up the form, payment of fee/intimation charges or in downloading of Admit Card, queries may be made through the link http://cgrs.ibps.in. Do not forget to mention the correct recruitment/post applied for in the subject of the e-mail.

Legal Officer in Grade B

5. Use of MOBILE PHONES and other electronic devices BANNED:

(i) The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode) or any electronic equipment or programmable device or calculator or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera, voice assistance or bluetooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device during the examination is strictly prohibited. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.

(ii) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones and any other valuable/costly items to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safe- keeping cannot be assured. The Board will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.

6. Corrigendum: Please note that Corrigendum, if any, issued on the above advertisement, will be published only on the Bank’s website www.rbi.org.in.

DETAILED NOTICE

1. The Reserve Bank of India Services Board (Board) invites applications from eligible candidates for the posts mentioned below in Reserve Bank of India (RBI/Bank):

Sr.

No.

Post

Number of Vacancies

Unreserved i.e.

General (GEN/UR)

Scheduled Castes (SC)

Scheduled Tribes (ST)

Other Backward Classes (OBC)**

Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) @

TOTAL

(i)

Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’

5

1

1

3

1

11#

(ii)

Manager (Tech - Civil) in Grade ‘B’

1

0

0

0

0

1

(iii)

Assistant Manager (Rajbhasha) in Grade ‘A’

5

1

1

4

1

12^

(iv)

Assistant Manager (Protocol & Security) in Grade ‘A’

3

1

0

1

0

5

Total

14

03

02

08

02

29

** Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming in the 'Creamy Layer' are not entitled to OBC reservation. Such candidates should indicate their category as 'General (GEN)’.

@Reservations for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) in recruitment is governed by Office Memorandum No.36039/1/2019-Estt(Res) dated 31.01.2019 of Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Government of India.

Disclaimer: “EWSs vacancies are tentative and subject to further directives of Government of India and outcome of any litigation. The appointment is provisional and is subject to the Income & Asset certificate being verified through proper channels”. Benefit of reservation under EWSs category can be availed upon production of an ‘Income and Asset Certificate’ issued by a Competent Authority on the format prescribed by Government of India, on or before the online application closing date. The EWS candidates should note that in case they are not in possession of “Income & Assets Certificate” as per the extant  DoPT guidelines on or before the closure of online application date, such EWS candidates should apply under 'General (GEN)’ category only.

# Out of 11 vacancies for Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’, 1 vacancy is reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) candidates under locomotor disability including Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy Cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims and Muscular Dystrophy.

^Out of 12 vacancies for Assistant Manager  (Rajbhasha), 1 vacancy is reserved for Persons  with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) under deaf and hard of hearing candidates.

Note (I) - For SC/ST/OBC/EWS candidates:

Even if there is no vacancy reserved for SC/ST/OBC/EWS category candidates for the particular post, such candidates can still apply. However, they will not be eligible for any concession/relaxation etc. SC/ST candidates are exempt from payment of application fee even in such case but will have to pay specified intimation charges.

Note (II) - For Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) candidates:

There is no reservation for PwBD candidates in Manager (Tech - Civil) and Assistant Manager (Protocol & Security) posts. However, PwBD candidates belonging to the categories and subject to their eligibility, as indicated in below stated table are allowed to apply for the post of Manager (Tech-Civil) as general candidates, without any concession except for age relaxation. It may be noted that the post of Assistant Manager (Protocol & Security) is not identified for PwBD candidates.

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(1) A list of posts identified suitable for Persons with Benchmark Disability along with the Physical Requirements and Functional Classifications:

Sr.

No.

Name of Post

Categories for which identified

Functional classification*

Physical Requirements**

1

Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’

Blind and low vision

B

BN, C, H, KC, L, MF, PP, RW

(in Braille/software), S, ST, W

LV

BN, C, H, KC, L, MF, PP, RW, S, ST, W

Hard of hearing

HH

BN, C, KC, L, MF, PP, RW, S, SE, ST, W

Locomotor disability including Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy Cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims and Muscular Dystrophy

(i) OA, OL, Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy Cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims

(i) BN, C, KC, L, H, MF, PP, RW, S, SE, ST, W

(ii) BL but not arms

(ii) C, H, L, MF, PP, RW, S, SE

(iii) Muscular Dystrophy

(iii) C, H, MF, RW, SE, S

Multiple disabilities

OA, OL, Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy Cured, Dwarfism,

Acid Attack Victims and

(i) blind/ low vision

or

(ii) hard of hearing

BN, C, KC, L, MF, PP, S, ST,

W and

(i) RW (in Braille/ software) and H or

(ii) RW and SE

- (as applicable)

2

Manager (Tech - Civil)

Hard of hearing

HH

BN, C, KC, L, MF, PP, RW, S, SE, ST, W

Locomotor disability including Leprosy

Cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims

(i) OA, OL, Leprosy Cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims (For Office Job)

(ii) BL (for Office Job)

(iii) OA (for field Job)

For (i) & (iii) BN, C, KC, L, H, MF, PP, RW, S, SE, ST, W

For (ii) C, H, L, MF, PP, RW, S, SE

3

Assistant Manager (Rajbhasha)

Blind and low vision

B

BN, C, H, KC, L, MF, PP, RW

(in Braille/software), S, ST, W

LV

BN, C, H, KC, L, MF, PP, RW, S, ST, W

Deaf and hard of hearing

D, HH

BN, C, KC, L, MF, PP, RW, S, SE, ST, W

Locomotor disability including Cerebral

Palsy, Muscular

OA, OL, Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy Cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack

BN, C, KC, L, H, MF, PP, RW, S, SE, ST, W

Dystrophy, Leprosy Cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims

Victims

BL but not arms

C, H, L, MF, PP, RW, S, SE

Muscular Dystrophy

C, H, MF, RW, SE, S

Multiple disabilities

OA, OL, Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy Cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims and

(i) blind / low vision or

(ii) deaf / hard of hearing

BN, C, KC, L, MF, PP, S, ST,

W and

(i) RW (in Braille / software) and H or

(ii) RW and SE

- (as applicable)

4

Assistant Manager (Protocol & Security)

This post is not identified for PwBD candidates.

* Functional classification: OA-One Arm, OL-One Leg, BL-Both Legs, B-Blindness, LV-Low Vision, D-Deaf and HH-Hard of Hearing.
** Physical Requirements: BN-Bending, C-Communication, H-Hearing/Speaking, KC-Kneeling & Crouching, L-Lifting, MF-Manipulation by Finger, PP-Pushing & Pulling, RW-Reading & Writing, S-Sitting, SE-Seeing, ST-Standing and W-Walking.

(2) PwBD candidates may belong to any category (i.e. General/SC/ST/OBC/EWS).

(3) PwBD candidates should possess a latest disability certificate issued by a Competent Authority as prescribed vide The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPWD Act 2016). Such certificate shall be subject to verification/re-verification as may be decided by the Board/ Competent Authority.

(4) Within the overall notified total vacancies, PwBD candidates belonging to any category of disability will be considered for selection, subject to their suitability as stated at Note II (1) above.

(5) Use of Scribe & Compensatory time: At the time of online/written examination, only those PwBD candidates (who have disability of 40% or more) who have physical limitation in typing/writing, including that of speed would be allowed the facility to use the service of a scribe. In all such cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply:

(i) The candidate will have to arrange his/her own scribe/writer at his/her own cost.

(ii) Both the candidate as well as the scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking, in the prescribed format, with passport size photograph of the scribe at the time of examination.

(iii) PwBD candidates who have physical limitation to type/write including, that of speed shall be allowed compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour of the examination whether availing the facility of scribe or not.

(iv) Any candidate who is using scribe should ensure that he/she is eligible to use scribe in the examination as per the above guidelines. Any candidate using scribe in violation of the above guidelines shall stand disqualified and can be removed from service without notice, if he/she has already joined the Bank.

(6) Detailed instructions for PwBD candidates regarding availing services of scribe and allotment of extra/compensatory time will be made available on Bank's website (www.rbi.org.in) at the time of uploading of Admit Cards for examinations.

2. Legal Officer in Grade ‘B’

(A) Job Requirements: (i) Dealing with references on legal issues received from various departments of the Bank and its associate institutions, which are mainly related to the interpretation of various statutes such as Reserve Bank of India Act 1934, Banking Regulation Act 1949, Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999, Companies Act 2013, etc. (ii) Preparing initial drafts of legislation administered/to be administered by the Bank. (iii) Preparation of drafts of pleadings and comprehensive instructions/briefs to counsel in connection with litigation involving the Bank and its associate institutions. (iv) Appearing before Conciliation Officers, Labour Courts, Tribunals etc. on behalf of the Bank.

(B) Eligibility Criteria:

(I) Educational Qualifications (as on February 01, 2021)

Essential: Bachelor’s Degree in Law from any University/College/Institution, recognized by UGC and the Bar Council of India with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years.

Note: For SC/ST and PwBD candidate minimum required marks shall be 45% in Bachelor’s degree in Law in the aggregate of all semesters/years, if vacancies are reserved for them.

Desirable: (a) Bachelor’s Degree in Law with 60% marks or equivalent in the aggregate of all semesters/years or Master’s Degree in Law. (b) Proficiency in computer applications.

Please also refer Para 6 below on Note on Educational Qualifications.

(II) Experience (as on February 01, 2021)

Essential: At least two years’ experience as an (i) Advocate/ Legal Consultant/ Legal  Assistant/ Associate in an Advocates’ or Solicitors’ Office or Law firm after being enrolled with the Bar Council; or (ii) as a Law Officer in the Legal Department of a large bank / financial institution / statutory corporation / company / State / Central Government; or (iii) as a full-time teacher in a Law College / University, teaching law.

Note: In case of (i) above, (a) copy of the Bar Council Registration/Enrolment Certificate and (b) a certificate from the Bar Association of which the candidate is a member or a certificate issued by the Presiding Officer of a Court before which the candidates have practised for the required period should be produced at the time of interview.

Desirable: Special knowledge of Banking Law, Company Law, Labour Law and Constitutional Law and experience in drafting of pleadings and documents.

(III) Age (as on February 01, 2021)

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years as on February 01, 2021 (candidates must have been born not earlier than 02-02-1989 and not later than 01-02- 2000).

Upper age limit is relaxable by 3 years in case of candidates possessing LL.M. degree and 5 years in the case of candidates possessing Ph.D in Law. Refer Para 9 below for relaxation in upper age limit for specified categories. (Cumulative benefit is not allowed) .........................  Read More.

Source: https://www.rbi.org.in/

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