Amending the existing provision of recruitment rule which only allows people below 40 years in various group A, B, C and D posts in government offices, the Goa government recently declared that it would increase the age limit to 45 years. This would help many such skilled and qualified candidates in the state, secure a job, which have been unable to do the same because of the age limit. The Chief Minister of Goa Laxmikant Parsekar has stated that it is due to unemployment that these people have crossed their age and they should be given another chance.
After the meeting with the cabinet, the Chief Minister Parsekar declared that the age limit extension will not be applicable to Group A and B posts in which the age limit is presently over 40 years. For Group C and D posts where the present age limit is below 40 years too, this extension won’t work. Because of the age bar, many Goan people are deprived of jobs which they are quite capable of taking up. Clarifying the extension further Parsekar said that this extension will not be applicable to police, fire and emergency services which requires physical endurance and fitness in part of the candidates joining.
He further mentioned that the department which is offering a job opportunity must have to clarify if the last date of submission of application for any department which has initiated the recruitment process happens to be June 18 or a day or two later and issue a corrigendum to extend the last date for receiving the applications. This would allow the candidates above 40 years and below 45 years to apply for the advertised posts.