In cases where the selection process has commenced but neither the screening test nor interviews have been held, the selection process would start de novo (from the beginning).
Preference would be given to candidates belonging to the notified backward areas, families owning less than one hectare of land, those who do not have a family member in government service or working in a semi-government organisation, differently-abled persons, members of BPL families with an annual income of less than Rs 40,000, widows, divorcees, destitutes, unmarried women, lone daughters and orphans, the notification said.
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