From 44 to 46: Telangana govt raises maximum age limit for direct recruitment by 2 years

Numerous requests from unemployed youth led to Telangana government to raise maximum age limit by additional two years

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  12 Feb 2024 7:05 AM GMT
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Hyderabad: Telangana government has raised the maximum age limit for direct recruitment by two years.

The government amended Telangana State and Subordinate Service(TSSS) Rules, 1996, to provide relief to unemployed youth.

The government had previously increased the maximum age limit by ten years, from 34 years to 44 years, for two years. Following numerous representations from unemployed youth seeking further relaxation, the Telangana State Public Service Commission requested the government to raise the maximum age limit by an additional two years.

After careful consideration, the government has decided to extend the maximum age limit from 44 years to 46 years for posts other than uniform services. This decision aims to facilitate greater eligibility for direct recruitment and cater to the aspirations of unemployed youth in the state.

The official notification, exercising powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India, introduces an ad-hoc rule, overriding the age limits set in the Telangana State and Subordinate Service Rules, 1996. The maximum age limit for direct recruitment is now raised by two years in addition to the previous ten-year increment, effective for two years from the date of the ad-hoc rule.

The notification clarifies that the age concession over and above the upper age limit will also be allowed by Rule 12 of the State and Subordinate Service Rules. However, it is important to note that this rule does not apply to direct recruitment to Uniform Services positions such as Police, Excise, Fire, Prisons, Forest Departments, etc.

In light of this development, the Chief Secretary to the Government, in the order and the name of the Governor of Telangana, emphasized the commitment to providing enhanced opportunities for unemployed youth through this amendment.

This move by the Telangana government reflects a proactive approach to address the concerns of unemployed youth and aligns to foster greater inclusivity in the state's recruitment processes. The revised age limit is expected to open doors for a wider pool of candidates seeking government employment opportunities in Telangana.

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