TS Plans to Increase Upper Age Limit for Government Jobs

Published: 23rd December 2014 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd December 2014 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: After promising to bring out  first job notification by January, the newly-formed Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPCS) is now aiming to bring recruitment reforms towards building a stronger system.

The sources at the TSPCS said, there will be some major reforms in the recruitment process to benefit the aspirants. It is learnt that one of the proposals is to extend the upper age limit for state government jobs from 34 years to 40 years.

A senior official from the TSPSC said,  chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao is keen on relaxing the age limit and the process is underway. ‘’Soon an official announcement would be made in this regard,” he said.

The AP government had already relaxed the upper age limit for direct recruitment of government jobs and extended it from 34 to 40 years. Among the other reforms proposed by the TSPSC is setting a timeframe for  job notifications where total number of vacancies will be filled in different stages by releasing regular notifications in the gap of six months or one year. “This would make the process easier for us,” said an official.

Apart from this, the officials are also planning to adopt ‘Kerala Model’ of recruitment process where all categories of posts ranging from Group I to Group IV and DSC will be brought under a single authority which is TSPSC. By this move, the officials are aiming to bring uniformity in the recruitment process for all the jobs. Citing other proposed reforms, the officials hinted that some of the rules regarding the question papers and answer keys are likely to be amended to avoid  incidents like 2012 Group I notification.

As already announced, the history of Telangana would also be added in the syllabus. Currently there are around 11 lakh unemployed youth in Telangana, according to the statistics available from the district employment offices.


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