Definition Local Candidate by Study / Residence Certificate Detailed Guide

How to Know which District is Local by Study. Below is the detailed guide to know the Definition of Local Candidate by Study / Residence Certificate. The specification of a post is determined by the concerned Department with reference to both vertical and horizontal reservations as well as local reservation. The reservations are specified through the indent by the concerned department and the general criteria with regard to reservations are given below. Reservation to the Local candidates is applicable as provided in Article 371-D as per G.O.Ms.No.674, G.A (SPF- A) Department, dated.20.10.1975 and rules as amended from time to time and as in force on the date of notification. The candidates claiming reservation as Local candidates should obtain the required Study Certificate(s) (from IV Class to X Class or SSC) OR Residence Certificate in the proforma prescribed for those candidates who have not studied in any Educational Institutions as the case may be. The relevant certificates with authorized signature shall be produced as and when required. 

Definition Local Candidate by Study / Residence Certificate

A local candidate has been defined in G.O.Ms.No.674, General Administration (SPF-A) Department, dated:20.10.1975 "LOCAL CANDIDATE" as follows:
“Local Candidate:- (1) A candidate for direct recruitment to any post shall be regarded as a local candidate in relation to a local area.
(a) in cases where a minimum educational qualification has been prescribed for recruitment to the post.
  • (i) “if he has studied in an educational institution or educational institutions in such local area for a period of not less than four consecutive academic years ending with the academic year in which he appeared or, as the case may be, first appeared for the relevant qualifying examination; or 
  • (ii) where during the whole or any part of the four consecutive academic years ending with the academic year in which he appeared or as the case may be, first appeared for the relevant qualifying examination he has not studied in any educational institution, if he has resided in that local area for a period of not less than four years immediately preceding the date of commencement of the qualifying examination in which he appeared or as the case may be, first appeared. 
(b) In cases where no minimum educational qualification has been prescribed for recruitment to the post, if he has resided in that local area for a period of not less than four years immediately proceeding the date on which the post is notified for recruitment.

Explanations:- For the purpose of the paragraph.
  • (i) educational institution means a University or any educational institution recognized by the State Government, a University or other competent authority; 
  • (ii) relevant qualifying examination in relation to a post means; 
  • (a) the examination, a pass in which is the minimum educational qualification prescribed for the post; 
  • (b) the Matriculation examination or an examination declared by the State Government to be equivalent to the Matriculation examination; whichever is lower; and 
  • (iii) In reckoning the consecutive academic years during which a candidate has studied, any period of interruption of his study by reason of his failure to pass any examination shall be disregarded. 
  • (iv) the question whether any candidate for direct recruitment to any post has resided in any local area shall be determined with reference to the places where the candidate actually resided and not with reference to the residence of his parents or other guardian (Vide G.O.Ms.No.168, G.A. (SPF.A) Department, dated.10-3-77). 
(2) A candidate for direct recruitment to any post who is not regarded as a local candidate under sub paragraph (1) in relation to any local area shall.
  • (a) in cases where a minimum educational qualification has been prescribed for recruitment to the post. 
  • (i) if he has studied in educational institutions in the State for a period of not less than seven consecutive academic years ending with academic year in which he appeared or as the case may be, first appeared for the relevant qualifying examination, be regarded as a local candidate in relation to 
  • (1) Such local area where he has studied for the maximum period out of the said period of seven years; or 
  • (2) where the periods of his study in two or more local areas are equal, such local areas where he has studied last in such equal periods; 
  • (ii) if during the whole or any part of the seven consecutive academic years ending with the academic years in which he appeared or as the case may be first appeared for the relevant qualifying examination, he has not studied in the educational institutions in any local area, but has resided in the State during the whole of the said period of seven years, be regarded as a local candidate in relation to 
  • (1) such local area where he has resided for a maximum period out of the said period of seven years: or 
  • (2) where the periods of his residence in two or more local areas are equal, such local areas where he has resided last in such equal periods; 
  • (b) In cases where no minimum educational qualification has been prescribed for recruitment to the post, if he has resided in the State for a period of not less than seven years immediately preceding the date on which the post is noti fied for recruitment, be regarded as a local candidate in relation to 
  • (i) such local area where he has resided for the maximum period out of the said period of seven years; or 
  • (ii) where the periods of his residence is two or more local areas are equal such local area where he has resided last in such equal periods ” . (G.O.Ms.No.168, dated 10-3-1977) 
  • Single certificate, whether of study or residence as stipulated in G.O.Ms.No.674, General Administration (SPF-A) Dept., dated:20.10.1975 would suffice for enabling the candidate to apply as a "LOCAL CANDIDATE". 
Residence certificate will not be accepted, if a candidate has studied in any Educational Institution upto S.S.C. or equivalent examination. Such candidates have to produce study certificates invariably. The candidates, who acquired degree from open Universities directly without studying in any Educational Institution, only may submit residence certificate. Here Educational Institutions mean a recognized Institution by the Government / University/Competent authority.
Candidates are advised to refer provisions of the PRESIDENTIAL ORDER 1975 in this regard.

Candidates who migrate from Telangana to Andhra Pradesh between 2nd June, 2014 and 1st June, 2019 (in this case till date of notification) as per terms laid down in circular memo no.4136/SPF & MC/2015-5, Dated.20.11.2017 of Government of Andhra Pradesh shall obtain the Local Status Certificate from competent authority and produce at the time of verification.

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