Download MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS ON FIRST ENTRY INTO GOVERNMENT SERVICE  Authorities competent to make first appointments may require the submission of a medical certificate of fitness from temporary or officiating Government servants. In any case they must satisfy themselves that the candidate is protected against smallpox. Medical certificates should ordinarily be required from candidates on first appointment to Government service if they are likely to officiate or to hold temporary posts for any period exceeding six months. Re-employed persons who during their previous term of service under the Government had produced the required medical certificates need not be required to produce a fresh certificate unless the period between their discharge from their old posts and their appointment to the new posts is in excess of three months.