AP Government on 23 September 2014 issued an order enhancing the upper age limit for direct recruitment in government service from 34 to 40 years. This new order will come in to force from 30 September 2016.
However, the concession in the upper age limit will not be applicable for direct recruitment into uniformed services like police, excise, fire, prisons and forest departments that have set physical standards.
The enhancement of age limit from 34 years to 40 years for direct recruitment is due to bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh that led to some gap in the conduct of direct recruitment. The bifurcation of the Andhra Pradesh created the subsequent fall out, shrinking opportunities to the educated employed youth in the Andhra Pradesh.
When: 23 September 2014