Important Points about 10 A 1 Rules

The appointment of Doctors (as Medical Officers / Assistant Surgeon ) into Tamil Nadu Medical Services is usually done ONLY by TNPSC which is the only body authorized to appoint doctors. However, there is exception to this general rule vide Rule 10 A 1 of the The Tamil Nadu State and Subordinate Services Rules.

10 a(i) (1) where it is necessary in the public interest owing to an emergency which has arisen to fill immediately a vacancy in a post borne on the cadre of a service, class or category and there would be undue delay in making such appointment in accordance with these rules and the Special Rules, the appointing authority may temporarily appoint a person, who possesses the qualifications prescribed for the post otherwise that the accordance with the said rules.

Appointments made under this rule are called as 10 A 1 Appointments

These appointments are usually done by the DPH. The announcements regarding such appointments can be seen in 10 A 1 Appointments

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