Guidelines for Submission of Date of Birth Certificates 2018

The under-mentioned/following Guidelines will be applicable in respect of events organized by TTFI and GSTTA in the year 2018.

1. Date of Birth Certificate should be in original (attested copies are not acceptable) issued by the Corporation/Municipality/Panchayat where the player was born with signature and seal of the Competent Authority. If it is in any language other than English the translated version (attested by Gazette Officer or First Class Magistrate) should be submitted.

2. It should have been registered with the Corporation/Municipality/Panchayat and should be obtained within one year from the date of birth of the child.

3. As per Registration of Birth and Death Act, 1969, if the DOB is not registered with the Corporation/Municipality within a period of one year from the birth of the child, the following supportive documents in original should be produced, in support of the Date of Birth certificate and obtain a Judicial Order.

(i) Original Discharged summary from the hospital where the child was born.

(ii) Original copy of the maternity leave sanctioned by the employers of the mother, in case she is employed. (The said documents should clearly bear the name and seal of Competent Authority granting the said leave).

(iii) With the support of documents 1 and 2 above, the parents should obtain Judicial Order from the first class Magistrate. To obtain the same, six month period shall be allowed.

Please note that DOB Certificate issued by any other Authorities will not be accepted.

4. Mentioned below are the Age criteria for various categories for the year 2018:


Age Limit





– Less than 12 years.

– Born on or after 01.01.2007

Upto 7th


No limit in no of appearances subject to age restriction


– Less than 15 years.

– Born on or after 01.01.2004

Upto 10th


Maximum 3 appearances


– Less than 18 years.

– Born on or after 01.01.2001

Upto 1st year of under-graduate course of university


Maximum 3 appearances


– Less than 21 years.

– Born on or after 01.01.1998

Maximum of 4 years of University study


Maximum 3 appearances

1. It may be emphasized that even after submission of required age documents, GSTTA reserve the rights to independently investigate in visual the authenticity of the Age Certificate.
2. It shall be the responsibility of District Association Secretaries that the above guidelines are strictly complied with and also to check the authenticity of Birth Certificate at the time of submission by a player.
3. District Associations are required to maintain a proper record of the eligible players in all categories along with self-attested copies of the supporting documents.
4. GSTTA reserves the right to call for inspection/verification of records of District Associations or any player at any time by prior notice for test inspection proposes or in the event of any complaint received by the GSTTA with respect to age of any player.