PSC ID Certificates raised to 15 from the existing 7
With this amendment, the total number of identity proofs accepted by the PSC would be raised to 15 from the existing seven. The new documents that have to be submitted include identity cards with photographs issued by the District Sainik Welfare Board to ex-service men or discharge certificates; Conductor licence issued by the Motor Vehicles Department;
Pass books with photographs issued by Scheduled Banks, State Co-operative Banks, and District Co-operative banks; identity cards with photos issued to employees by the PSUs, companies, corporations, boards, authorities and Government self-financing institutions; ID cards with photos issued to employees by the Kerala State Universities; ID cards with photos issued by the Medical Board to physically challenged persons and ID cards with photos issued by the Bar Council to advocates.
The new set of documents would be accepted by the PSC from candidates appearing for examinations, interviews, practical examinations, physical tests and for certificate verification from January 1, 2012 onwards. Earlier this year, the PSC had made it mandatory to produce ID cards with photographs due to allegations of forgery by candidates. The identity certificates approved by the PSC till now – Voter’s ID card, driving licence, passport, PAN card, ID cards issued by government offices, pass books of nationalised banks with photos, ID cards issued to physically challenged persons by the Social Welfare Board – would continue to be valid. It was found that applying for PSC jobs remained out of bounds for many for lack of access to these documents, prompting the PSC to include eight more.