Will I be able to get a government job after a petty case?


The Consolidated guidelines and Instructions issued by Department of Personnel Training of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions say a central government employee can be suspended if he or she is found involved in an offence or conduct involving immorality. An appointment cannot happen of an accused who has pending cases.

A Government servant’s application for appointment, whether through Direct Recruitment or transfer, cannot be viewed if: Disciplinary proceedings are pending against him and a charge sheet has been issued against him for criminal prosecution.

You case was a petty case and I doubt the case was even registered in the court by the police so you need not worry.

So, since your case in not pending anymore and it you do not have an ongoing case or prosecution against you, therefore you will be considered for a government job. You need not worry about the case being an obstacle in acquiring a government job.

A person can be considered for the position, if either he has been acquitted of all the charges by the court. To summarize, the applicant should have no criminal charges pending against him to acquire a government job. However, It is the duty of the employer to run a background check and verify. However, it is the responsibility of the candidate to reveal the truth.

Reference: section 5A- The Central Civil Services (Classification, Control & Appeal) Rules, 1965



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