Haryana raises minimum age for Government jobs

Chandigarh, Oct 06 (ANI): Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar addresses a press conference, in Chandigarh on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Now youth below 18 years of age will not get government jobs in any department in Haryana. For general category, only candidates between 18 to 42 years of age will be able to apply. Scheduled castes, backward classes, wives of soldiers disabled during military service, widowed or divorced women and unmarried girls up to the age of 47 years will be allowed to apply. Disabled and raw employees will get a chance to join government service till the age of 52 years.
Its notification has been issued by Anurag Rastogi, Additional Chief Secretary, Haryana Finance Department. Although the state government has already increased the minimum age limit for applying for government jobs from 17 years to 18 years, even then in some departments the minimum age limit for third and fourth class posts was 17 years. After the release of the new notification, the departments will no longer be able to do this.
Now the minimum age limit for recruitment to all posts in all departments will be 18 years. Where, due to the nature of duties and the required qualifications for entry into Government service, the minimum age limit for direct recruitment to a particular post in a department is more than eighteen years or the maximum age is less than or more than 42 years, then the age will remain unchanged.
The order clarifies that for appointment to a post of Group A, B, C or D, the age of an ex-serviceman will be calculated by subtracting the actual period of military service and break up to three years from the actual age. The upper age limit of any category of applicant (except Ex-Servicemen) shall not exceed 52 years, irrespective of special relaxation.