The Haryana government has raised the upper age limit of entry into government service from 40 to 42 years, an official spokesperson said on Tuesday. Earlier the upper age limit for entry into the government service and other government jobs was 40 years which was raised to 42 years. The spokesperson said that all the departments have been conveyed to incorporate the provisions relating to raising the upper age limit for entry into the government service in their service rules, at their own level.
According to PTI, the department will not have to obtain the approval of Council of Ministers, general administration, Finance Department and Haryana Public Service Commission or Haryana Staff Selection Commission as per the decision taken by the council of ministers in its meeting held on May 30 this year.
Earlier in 2006, the Government had raised the upper age limit for entry into government services from 32 years to 37 years with a validity of 5 years. And now the Haryana government again raised the limit to 42 years from its previous 40 years upper age limit. Although the minimum age of entry into the Govt. service which is of 18 years remains unchanged however SC, ST and ex-servicemen candidates can avail additional 5 years age relaxation (45 years) and OBC candidates can avail 3 years (43 years) while as widows, divorced women and judicially separated women can avail the age.