Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Ltd. India Government Mint, Kolkata (West Bengal), is one of the nine units of “Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited” (SPMCIL), a Miniratna Category-I, Central Public Sector Enterprise, wholly owned by Government of India incorporated on 13.01.2006 under the Companies Act, 1956, with the objective of designing, manufacturing/printing security documents, currency and bank notes, non-judicial stamp papers, minting of coins, postage stamps, etc.



SPMCIL is under the administrative control of Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance with its registered and corporate Office at 16th Floor, Jawahar Vyapar Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi. The operational units of the company are strategically located across the country having its four Minting Units at Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad & Noida and four Currency/Security Printing Presses at Nashik, Dewas & Hyderabad besides a high quality paper manufacturing Mill at Hoshangabad.

With the above background, India Government Mint, Alipore, Kolkata (West Bengal), which is engaged in minting of circulation coins, commemorative coins and non-coinage activities like medal manufacturing, assaying precious metals- Gold, Silver etc., is looking forward to recruit high caliber & talented professionals.

Internal Candidates of SPMCIL who have acquired higher qualification through part time courses will be eligible for higher positions if the same has been acquired during the service in SPMCIL with the prior approval of Competent Authority, provided they have rendered minimum length of 5 years’ service in SPMCIL on the closing date of application process. This exemption will not be applicable if the process of acquiring qualification was commenced or completed before joining SPMCIL. Note: 2. Experience for the post of Supervisor (OL) should be Post Qualification and should have been obtained from Central/State Government/Autonomous Bodies/PSUs/Central or State Universities/ Reputed Organizations. (i) The number of vacancies and also number of reserved vacancies mentioned above are provisional and may vary according to the actual requirement of India Government Mint, Kolkata. (ii) The final selection will be on Merit Basis as per marks obtained in On-line Examination only.

GUIDELINES FOR OBC CANDIDATES:  In case of the applicants belonging to OBC Category, the Certificate to that effect should not have been obtained 6 months earlier from the last date of online registration. Candidates should submit a photocopy of the certificate issued by the Competent Authority in the format prescribed for claiming benefits of reservations for Other Backward Classes under the Government of India at the time of certificates verification or on any date after being advised about the same. The certificate, inter alia, must specifically state that the applicant does not belong to the socially advanced sections/Creamy Layer. The certificate should have been obtained from the Competent Authority. The applicant should not belong to the socially advanced sections/Creamy Layer on the last date of application. The OBC applicants coming under 'Creamy Layer' will be treated as "UN-RESERVED" category applicant and hence they should select their category in online application as 'UN-RESERVED'. It may be noted that only the castes/sub-castes figuring in the Central List (Govt. of India) will be considered, and accordingly OBC caste/Sub-caste figuring in the concerned State list but not in Central List will not be considered under OBC category. 

 UPPER AGE LIMIT IS RELAXABLE AS UNDER: 

(i) Upto a maximum of 3 years in respect of OBC-NCL applicants; 

(ii) There shall be no age bar for the in-service SPMCIL employees who fulfill the essential qualification and experience provided they have at least three years of service left as on the date of advertisement. 

(iii) Upto a maximum of 10 years for Unreserved Widows/divorced women/women judicially separated who are not re-married (13 years for OBC-NCL). 

(iv) No relaxation in upper age limit is admissible to SC/ST/OBC candidates applying for UR vacancies. 

(v) Relaxation of age would be permissible to OBC applicants belonging to Non-creamy layer only. A certificate to this effect issued by the competent authority to be produced by the candidate. 

(vi) For any other cases not covered in the above category, the age relaxation will be as per extant Govt. rules as promulgated from time to time.

EXAMINATION FEES AND INTIMATION CHARGES: 

i. Rs. 600/- (Non-Refundable) per applicant for candidates belonging to Un-reserved, EWS and OBC Categories. 

ii. SC/ST applicants are exempted from the payment of examination fees, however, SC/ST applicants have to pay Rs. 200 as intimation charges. 

iii. The fees are inclusive of GST. 

iv. The applicants have to pay the application fees online as per the method explained in Para 12 (b) under the heading “How to apply”. 

v. Transaction charge if any levied by the Bank for the payment of above application fees is to be borne by the applicants. 

vi. Payment in any other manner will not be accepted and the applicant will be considered not eligible. Applicants paying lesser fees will also not be eligible.

vii. Fees once paid will not be refunded. Candidates are therefore, requested to verify their eligibility before payment of the application fee.

Applicants reporting late for online examination: Applicants reporting late for Online examination i.e. after the reporting time specified on the call letter for Examination will not be permitted to take the examination. The reporting time mentioned on the call letter is prior to the Start time of the test. Though the duration of the examination is 2 hours, applicants may be required to be at the venue for about 4 hours including the time required for completion of various formalities such as verification and collection of various requisite documents, logging in and briefing of instructions for online test.  The possibility for occurrences of some problem in administration of the examination cannot be ruled out completely which may impact test delivery and/or result from being generated. In that event, every effort will be made to rectify the problem, which may include movement of candidate, delay in test. Conduct of re-examination is at the absolute discretion of test conducting body. Candidates will not have any claim for re-test. Candidates not willing to move or not willing to participate in the delayed process of test delivery shall be summarily rejected from the process.  If the examination is held in more than one session, the scores across various sessions will be equated to adjust for slight differences in difficulty level of different test batteries used across sessions. More than one session are required if the nodes capacity is less or some technical disruption takes place at any center or for any applicant.  In order to overcome the possibility of applicants seeking help of other applicants during the online examination, an analysis of the responses (answers) of individual applicants with those of other applicants in the online examination to detect patterns of similarity of right and wrong answers will be done. On the basis of such an analysis, it is inferred/concluded that the responses have been shared and scores obtained are not genuine/valid, the India Government Mint, Kolkata reserves the right to cancel the candidature of the concerned applicant and the result of such applicants (disqualified) will be withheld. Hence the applicants are advised in their own interests not to indulge in any unfair practice/ malpractice in the examination. Page 05 of 13  Instances for providing incorrect Information and/or process violation by an applicant detected at any stage of the selection process will lead of disqualification of the applicant from the selection process and he/she will not be allowed to appear in any recruitment process of the organization in the future. If such instances go undetected during the current selection process but are detected subsequently, such disqualification will take place with retrospective effect. 

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants are requested to follow the detailed procedures/guidelines as Indicated below: a) Application Registration Procedure b) Payment of fee Procedure c) Guidelines for Photograph & Signature Scan and Upload d) Other Guidelines (a) Application Registration Procedure (i) Applicants to visit IGM Kolkata website http://igmkolkata.spmcil.com and open the link under “CAREERS” for filling the Online Application Form, click on the option "APPLY ONLINE" which will open a new screen. (ii) To register application, choose the tab “click here for New Registration and enter Name, Contact details and Email ID. A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Applicant should note down the Provisional Registration Number and Password. An e-mail & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent. (iii) In case the applicant is unable to complete the application form in one go, he/ she can save the data already entered by choosing "SAVE AND NEXT" tab. Prior to submission of the online application, applicants are advised to use the "SAVE AND NEXT" facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same if required. (iv) Applicants are advised to carefully fill and verify the details filled in the online application themselves as no change will be possible/ entertained after clicking the COMPLETE REGISTRATION BUTTON. (v) The Name of the applicant or his /her Father/ Husband etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/ Mark sheets/ Identity proof. Any change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature. Page 09 of 13 (vi) Validate your details and Save your application by clicking the 'Validate your details' and 'Save & Next' button. (vii) Applicants can proceed to upload Photo & Signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature detailed under point – C. (viii) Applicants can proceed to fill other details of the Application Form. (ix) Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before 'COMPLETE REGISTRATION. (x) Modify details, if required, and click on 'COMPLETE REGISTRATION BUTTON' ONLY after verifying and ensuring that the photograph, signature uploaded and other details filled are correct. (xi) Click on 'Payment' Tab and proceed for payment. (xii) Click on 'Submit' button. (b) Payment of Fees procedure (Online Mode) (i) The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can be completed by following the Instructions. (ii) The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/Master Card/ Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets. (iii) After submitting your payment information in the online application form, PLEASE WAIT FOR THE INTIMATION FROM THE SERVER. DO NOT PRESS BACK OR REFRESH BUTTON IN ORDER TO AVOID DOUBLE CHARGE (iv) On successful completion of the transaction, an e-Receipt will be generated. (v) Non-generation of 'E-Receipt' indicates PAYMENT FAILURE. On failure of payment, Applicants are advised to login again using their Provisional Registration Number and Password and repeat the process of payment. (vi) Applicants are required to take a printout of the e-Receipt and online Application Form containing fee details. (vii) Please note that if the same cannot be generated online transaction may not have been successful. (viii) For Credit Card users: All charges are listed in Indian Rupee. If a non-Indian credit card is used, the bankers will convert it to local currency based on prevailing exchange rates. (ix) To ensure the security of your data, please close the browser window once your transaction is completed. (x) There is facility to print application form containing fee details after payment of fees. (xi) No other mode of payment of fees will be accepted. (c) Guidelines For Photograph & Signature Scan and Upload (i) In case the face in the photograph or signature is unclear, the application may be rejected. (ii) Applicant may edit the application and re-upload the photograph/ signature in such case. Page 10 of 13 I. Photograph Image:  Photograph must be a recent passport size colour picture.  The picture should be in colour, against a light-coloured, preferably white background.  Look straight at the camera with a relaxed face.  If the picture is taken on a sunny day, have the sun behind you, or place yourself in the shade, so that you are not squinting and there are no harsh shadows.  If you have to use flash, ensure there's no "red-eye".  If you wear glasses make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes can be clearly seen.  Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious headwear is allowed but it must not cover your face.  Dimension 200 x 230 pixels (preferred).  Size of file should be between 20kb-50kb.  Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50KB. If the size of the file is more than 50KB, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the DPI resolution, no. of colours etc. during the process of scanning. II. Signature Image :  The applicant has to sign on white paper with Black Ink pen.  The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person.  The applicant's signature obtained on the call letter and attendance sheet at the time of the examination should match the uploaded signature. In case of mismatch, the applicant may be disqualified.  Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels (preferred)  Size of file should be between 10kb-20kb.  Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20KB. III. Scanning The Photograph & Signature  Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch).  Set Colour to True Colour.  File Size as specified above.  Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/signature, then use the upload editor to crop the image to the final size (as specified above).  The image file should be JPG or JPEG format. An example file name is: image01.jpg or image01.jpeg Image dimension can be checked by listing the folder files or moving the mouse over the file image icon. Applicants using MS Windows/MS Office can easily obtain photo and signature in .jpeg format not exceeding 50KB & 20KB respectively by using MS Paint or MS Office Picture Manager. Scanned photograph and signature in any format can be saved in .jpg or .jpeg format by using 'Save As' option in the File menu and size can be reduced below 50KB (photograph) & 20KB (Signature) by using crop and then resize option [Please see point (i) & (ii) above for the pixel size] in the 'Image' menu. Similar options are available in other photo editor also. Page 11 of 13  If the size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed.  While filling in the Online Application Form the applicant will be provided with a link to upload his photograph and signature IV. Procedure for Uploading the Photograph and Signature  There will be two separate links for uploading Photograph and Signature.  Click on the respective link "Upload Photograph/Signature".  Browse & Select the location where the Scanned Photo/Signature file has been saved.  Select the file by clicking on it.  Click the 'Upload' button  An online application which is incomplete in any respect such as without photograph and signature uploaded in the online application form/unsuccessful fee payment will not be considered as valid. (d) Other Guidelines in respect of online application:  Applicants are advised in their own interest to apply on-line much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection /inability/failure to log on to the Company's website on account of heavy load on internet website jam. IGM Kolkata takes no responsibility for applicants not being able to submit their applications online within the last date on account of aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of the India Government Mint, Kolkata.  Any information submitted by an applicant in his/her application shall be binding on the applicant personally and he/she shall be liable for prosecution / civil consequences in case the information /details furnished by him/her are found to be false at a later stage.  IGM Kolkata shall not be responsible for any application made/wrong information provided by an unauthorized person & institution. Applicants are advised not to share/mention their application details with/to anyone