Guj relaxes upper age limit for government competitive exams
Gandhinagar: Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel’s government on Wednesday relaxed the age limit for aspirants in competitive exams for government positions by one year, for one year.
The change will be effect in September 01, 2021 to August 31, 2022, Education Minister Jitu Vaghani said, announcing the decision.
In addition, the state has also permitted Ravan Dahan to mark the occasion of Dusshera, on the condition that no more than 400 persons participate in the event.
All COVID-19 guidelines, including social distancing and mask-wearing, are to be followed as well. Until now, the age limit for male aspirants in the open category holding a graduate or higher degree
was 35 years. Now, the limit has been extended to 36 years. Similarly, the age limit for open-category aspirants with qualifications lower than graduation has been increased from 33 to 34 years.
Further, aspirants from reserved categories (SC/ST/SEBC/EBC) with a graduate or higher degree can now apply until the age of 41 and non-graduates from this category can apply until the age of 39 for the next year.
For women, the age limit for those with graduate or higher degrees in reserved categories has been increased to 45 years; while those in non-reserved categories can apply until the age of 41. For non-graduate women without reservation, the age limit has been increased from 38 to 39 years.
In addition, existing Teachers’ Eligibility Test certification will remain valid until the new education policy comes into effect, Vaghani said.
Meanwhile, later on Wednesday, Minister of State for Home Harsh Sanghavi also announced that informers in narcotics cases will be paid 20% of the market value of the drugs seized. The same also applies to police personnel and officers, up to a maximum of Rs20 lakh through their careers.