Government has been according top priority for filling vacancies in Government Departments by direct recruitment to provide employment opportunities to the educated youth in the State. In order to expedite follow- up action, clearance is also being given to the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission and also other Recruiting Agencies. Accordingly, the Recruiting Agencies are notifying the vacancies from time to time.
At this stage, a number of representations have been received from unemployed youth, certain associations and also from various dignitaries for considering relaxation of upper age limit for direct recruitment to enable more unemployed youth to become eligible to compete in the recruitment process.
Government having examined the same, decided to relax the upper age limit by two years i.e., from 34 years to 36 years for the ensuing direct recruitment in the various categories of posts to be notified by the recruiting agencies in the State.
Accordingly, the following adhoc rule is issued raising the upper age limit of 34 years prescribed in Rule 12 of the Andhra Pradesh State and Subordinate Service Rules, 1996, by two years for the direct recruitments.
The following notification will be published in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette:
In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes the following adhoc rule, namely:-
Notwithstanding anything contained in the Andhra Pradesh State and Sub-ordinate Service Rules or in the Special or Adhoc Rules for any State and Subordinate Service, the maximum age limit prescribed in the said rules for appointment by direct recruitment shall be raised by “Two Years” i.e., from 34 years to 36 years for the purpose of direct recruitment to the various categories of posts to be notified from the date of issue of this G.O and up to 31.12.2013 by all the recruiting agencies in the State of Andhra Pradesh. The age concession over and above the Upper Age Limit shall also be allowed to the categories as provided under Rule 12 of the Andhra Pradesh State and subordinate Service Rules, 1996.
Provided that nothing in this rule shall apply for direct recruitment to the posts of uniformed services of Police, Excise, Fire, Prisons and Forest Departments for which physical standards have been prescribed in the State and Subordinate Service Rules or in the relevant special or adhoc rules.