The New India Assurance Company Ltd Recruitment of 300 Posts

 THE NEW INDIA ASSURANCE COMPANY LTD 

(A Govt. of India Undertaking) 

Regd. & Head Office: New India Assurance Building, 87, M.G. Road, Fort, Mumbai- 400001 www.newindia.co.in 

RECRUITMENT OF 300 ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS (GENERALISTS) (SCALE-I) 

All further announcements / updates pertaining to this process will only be published / provided in the Recruitment section of our website from time to time



The New India Assurance Company Ltd., a leading Public Sector General Insurance Company, invites applications for recruitment of 300 Officers (Generalists) in Scale I cadre from open market.

UR: Un-reserved; SC: Scheduled Caste; ST: Scheduled Tribe; OBC: Other Backward Classes; EWS: Economically Weaker Section; PwBD: Persons with Benchmark Disabilities; HI: Hearing Impaired; VI: Visually Impaired; OC: Orthopedically Challenged; ID: Intellectual Disability; Mul: Multiple Disabilities 

 The above vacancies are provisional and may vary according to the actual requirements of the Company at the material time. 

 Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming in the ‘CREAMY LAYER’ are not entitled to OBC reservation and age relaxation. They should indicate their category as GENERAL. 

 The reservation under various categories will be as per prevailing Government Guidelines at the time of finalization of result.  Reservation for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 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 Grievance & Pensions, Government of India. Disclaimer: “EWS 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 the proper channels.” 

Nationality A candidate applying for recruitment in the Company 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 of 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.

Candidates should apply through On-Line mode only. No other means/mode of application will be accepted. Please keep referring to Recruitment section of our website http://newindia.co.in regularly for updates.



Please note that the eligibility criteria specified herein are the basic criteria for applying for the post. At the time of interview, the Candidates must necessarily produce the relevant documents in original and a selfattested photocopy in support of their identity and eligibility pertaining to category, nationality, age, educational qualifications etc as indicated in the online application form. Please note that no change of application data will be permitted at any stage after completion of registration process of the online application. Merely applying for the post and being shortlisted in the online examination and/ or in the subsequent interview and/ or subsequent processes does not imply that a candidate will necessarily be offered employment in the Company. No request for considering the candidature under any category / post other than the one in which applied will be entertained.

1. Service Conditions The service conditions will be applicable as per the prevalent rules of the Company from time to time. Selected candidates on appointment may be posted or transferred to any place in India as may be decided by the Company as per requirement. The minimum stay at the initial place of posting will be 5 years. 

2. Probation A candidate appointed in the Officers’ cadre on regular pay rolls of the Company shall be on probation for a period of one year from the date of joining the duty. The probation period may be extended twice by a further period of six months at a time stretching up to one year. During the probation period the Officers would be required to pass the non-life Licentiate Examination conducted by Insurance Institute of India. Only after passing the said examination the Officer will be eligible for confirmation of his/her services in the Company. Failure to pass the said Examination within the extended probation period will render the officer liable to be terminated from service on expiry of the period so specified. 

The Company reserves the right to terminate the services of the candidate if found unsuitable at any time during the probation period or the extended probation period without any notice or assigning any reason thereof. 3. Guarantee Bond Before joining as probationer, the selected candidates will be required to give an undertaking to serve the Company for a minimum period of four years including probation period. In the event of their resigning from the Company before the expiry of the bond period, they will be liable to pay liquidated damages equivalent to one year’s gross salary paid to them during the year of probation which could be proportionately reduced depending on the length of service rendered. Besides, he/she will have to submit a stamped Bond duly executed by two sureties (not blood relatives) of sound financial standing for an amount equivalent to one year’s gross salary. Candidates resigning from the Company during the probation period and candidates whose services are terminated by the Company during the probation period shall be liable to pay the salary received by them during their entire service in the Company in addition to an amount of Rs. 25,000/- towards partial cost of training. No lien/bond executed to retain a substantive post with present employer will be binding upon the Company and no Leave Salary or Pension Contribution will be made. 4. Emoluments & Benefits Basic pay of Rs. 32,795/- in the scale of Rs. 32795-1610(14)-55335-1745(4)- 62315 and other admissible allowance as applicable. Gross emoluments will be approximately Rs. 60,000/- p.m. in Metropolitan Centers. Other benefits such as coverage under National Pension System governed by PFRDA, Gratuity, LTS, Medical Benefits, Group Personal Accident Insurance etc. shall be as per rules. The Officers are also entitled for Company’s / leased accommodation as per norms. The salary scales are due for revision w.e.f Aug 2017. 5. Educational Qualification (as on 30.09.2021) A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of a graduate/post graduate in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by Central Government with at least 60% marks in either of the degree examination for General candidates and at least 55% marks for SC/ST/PwBD candidates. Candidate should possess certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination as on 30.09.2021. Those who are in the Final Year/ Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the qualifying examination on or before 30.09.2021. Candidates having Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 30.09.2021.

d) The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional / additional optional subject, if any. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60%. 

e) Where CGPA / OGPA are awarded, the candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating the norms of the University regarding conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms 

6. Age (as on 01.04.2021) Minimum Age: 21 years and Maximum Age: 30 years, as on 01.04.2021 i.e. a candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd Apr-1991 and not later than 1st Apr-2000 (both dates inclusive). Relaxation in upper age limit shall be as follows: S. No. Category Age relaxation 1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years 2 Other Backward Classes (Non creamy layer) 3 years 3 Persons with Benchmark Disabilities as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” 10 years 4 

Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 01.04.2021 and have been released; 

(a) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 01.04.2021) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency; or 

(b) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service; or 

(c) on invalidment. The ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 01.04.2021 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months’ notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment. 5 Years 5 Defence service personnel disabled in operation during the hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as consequence thereof 3 years 6 Existing Confirmed Employees of Public Sector General Insurance Companies (including GIC & Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd.) 8 years 

Note i. In case of a candidate who is eligible for relaxation under more than one of the above categories, the age relaxation will be available on a cumulative basis based on Govt. guidelines & Company Rules subject to the maximum age not exceeding 45 years. 

ii. Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) and produce the original certificate(s) for verification at the time of interview and /or any subsequent stage of recruitment process.

 iii. If a person with disability is entitled to age concession by virtue of being an Existing Confirmed Employee of Public Sector General InsuranceCompanies (including GIC & Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd.), concession to him/her will be admissible either as a ‘person with disability’ or as a ‘Existing Confirmed Employee of Public Sector General Insurance Companies (including GIC & Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd.)’ whichever may be more beneficial to him/her. 

iv. In case of an Ex-serviceman who has once joined in a Govt. job on the civil side after availing the benefits given to him as an Ex-serviceman for his reemployment, his Ex-servicemen status for the purpose of re-employment in Government ceases. However, he/she will be eligible for age relaxation as applicable to ex-servicemen. 

v. An Ex- serviceman, who applies for various vacancies before joining any civil employment, can avail the benefit of reservation as ex-serviceman for any subsequent employment. However, to avail of this benefit, an exserviceman, as soon as he/she joins any civil employment, should give self declaration/undertaking to the concerned employer about the date-wise details of application for various vacancies for which he/she had applied for before joining the initial civil employment. Further, this benefit would be available only in respect of vacancies which are filled on direct recruitment and wherever reservation is applicable to the ex-servicemen. 

vi. There is no reservation for Ex-servicemen in Officers’ Cadre. 

7. Definitions 

A. EX-SERVICEMEN (EXSM): Only those candidates shall be treated as Exservicemen who fulfill the revised definition as laid down in Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Personnel & Administrative Reforms Notification No.36034/5/85 Estt. (SCT) dated 27.01.1986 as amended from time to time. 

B. DISABLED EX-SERVICEMEN (DISXS): Ex-servicemen who while serving in Armed Forces of the union were disabled in operation against the enemy or in disturbed areas shall be treated as DISXS. 

C. PERSONS WITH BENCHMARK DISABILITIES (PwBDs): Under section 34 of “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”, persons with benchmark disabilities are eligible for Reservation. The reserved categories of disabilities mentioned under this Act are namely: 

a. blindness and low vision; 

b. deaf and hard of hearing; 

c. locomotor disability including cerebral palsy. leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; 

d. autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness; 

e. multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness in the posts identified for each disabilities: 

Note: Definition of the above specified disabilities will be as per “THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2016”. The post of Administrative Officer (Scale-I) has been identified suitable for the following categories of disabilities. Accordingly, PwBD candidates in the following categories only are eligible to apply: 

a) Blind and low vision (B, LV) 

b) Deaf and hard of hearing (D, HH) 

c) Locomotor Disability (OA, OL, OAL, BL) including leprosy cured (LC), cerebral palsy (CP), dwarfism(Dw), acid attack victims (AAV) and muscular dystrophy (MDy) 

d) Specific learning disability and mental illness (SLD, MI) e) Multiple disabilities (MD) from amongst (a) to (d) above A person who wants to avail of benefit of reservation/relaxation will have to submit a Disability Certificate issued by a Competent Authority. i. Guidelines for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities using a Scribe The visually impaired candidates and candidates whose writing speed is adversely affected permanently for any reason can use their own scribe at their cost during the online examination (Preliminary and Main). In all such cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply: 

 The candidate will have to arrange his / her own scribe at his/her own cost. 

 The scribe may be from any academic stream. 

 Both the candidate as well as scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking confirming that the scribe fulfils all the stipulated eligibility criteria for a scribe. Further in case it later transpires that he/she did not fulfill any laid down eligibility criteria or suppressed material facts the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled, irrespective of the result of the examination. 

 Those candidates who use a scribe shall be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes or otherwise advised for every hour of the examination. 

 The same scribe cannot be used by more than one candidate. The scribe arranged by the candidate should not be a candidate for the online examination. If violation of the above is detected at any stage of the process, candidature of both the candidate and the scribe will be cancelled. Candidates eligible for and who wish to use the services of a scribe in the examination should invariably carefully indicate the same in the online application form. Any subsequent request may not be favourably entertained. 

 The scribe should not be a candidate for this process. In case it is found at any stage, that the scribe has also appeared for the same exam in a different session, the candidature of both the scribe and the candidate will be cancelled. 

 The Scribe should not be a current employee of The New India Assurance Co Ltd. 

 Only candidates registered for compensatory time will be allowed such concessions since compensatory time given to candidates shall be system based, it shall not be possible for the test conducting agency to allow such time if he / she is not registered for the same. Candidates not registered for compensatory time shall not be allowed such concessions. 

 Any candidate who is not eligible to use scribe as per guidelines, as referred above, uses scribe in the online examination shall be disqualified to participate further in the process of recruitment. 

 There will be an additional call letter for Scribe for the Online Main Examination. ii. Guidelines for Visually Impaired candidates (cat a) 

 Visually Impaired candidates (who suffer from not less than 40% of disability) may opt to view the contents of the test in magnified font and all such candidates will be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour or otherwise advised of examination. 

 The facility of viewing the contents of the test in magnifying font will not be available to Visually Impaired candidates who use the services of a Scribe for the examination. iii. Guidelines for candidates in cat c) of Identified Benchmark Disabilities A Compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour or otherwise advised shall be permitted for the candidates in cat c) of identified benchmark disabilities where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment).iv. Guidelines for candidates in cat d) of Identified Benchmark Disabilities A Compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour of examination, either availing the services of a scribe or not, shall be permitted to the candidates with more than 40% of identified cat d) benchmark disabilities (SLD, MI). Note: These guidelines are subject to change in terms of GOI guidelines/ clarifications, if any, from time to time. 

D. EWS (Economically Weaker Section): 

1. Persons who are not covered under the existing scheme of reservations to the Scheduled Castes, the Schedule Tribes and the Other Backward Classes and whose family has gross annual income below Rs.8.00 lakh (Rupees eight lakh only) are to be identified as EWSs for benefit of reservation. The income shall include income from all sources i.e. salary, agriculture, business, profession etc. and it will be income for the financial year 2020-21. Also persons whose family owns or possesses any of the following assets shall be excluded from being identified as EWSs, irrespective of the family income: 

i. 5 acres of Agricultural Land and above; 

ii. Residential flat of 1000 sq. ft. and above; iii. Residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities; iv. Residential plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities. 

2. The property held by a "Family" in different locations or different places / cities would be clubbed while applying the land or property holding test to determine EWS status. 

3. The benefit of reservation under EWS can be availed upon production of an Income and Asset Certificate issued by a Competent Authority. The Income and Asset Certificate issued by any one of the Authorities as notified by the Government of India in the prescribed format shall only be accepted as proof of candidate's claim as belonging to EWS. The candidates shortlisted for interview shall be required to bring the requisite certificate as specified by the Government of India at the time of appearing for the process of interview. 

4. The term "Family" for this purpose will include the person who seeks benefit of reservation, his/her parents and siblings below the age of 18 years as also his/her spouse and children below the age of 18 years. 

5. The instructions issued by the Government of India in this regard from time to time shall be adhered to. 

Disclaimer: EWS Vacancies are tentative and subject to further directives of Government of India and outcome of any litigation. Note: These guidelines are subject to change in terms of GOI guidelines/ clarifications, if any, from time to time.  

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