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Gehlot cabinet has approved a change in the rules to give age relaxation in government jobs to EWS youth (file photo)
- Gehlot cabinet approved, government extended the date of many examinations
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced a relaxation in the age limit of government jobs to the poor upper castes of the state. Under this, the youth of EWS (Economically Weaker) category will get exemption of 5 to 10 years in the maximum age limit on the lines of SC-ST and OBC in government jobs.
The decision was approved in a cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday just before the by-election for three seats in the state. After this decision of the cabinet, candidates who have crossed the age limit prescribed in the service rules for appointment in government jobs. They too will get age relaxation like the candidates of other reserved classes.
Male candidates of EWS (Economically Weaker Section) will be given 5 years relaxation in the maximum age limit and 10 years for female candidates like other reserved classes. Till now the EWS category had reservation in government service, but there was no relaxation in the maximum age limit. In the budget, the Chief Minister had announced relaxation of maximum age limit in government jobs to the youth of EWS category.
Date for competitive exams to be extended further
The government has extended the dates of several examinations to give the benefit of relaxation of the increased age limit to the youth of poor upper castes in the process of recruitment. It has been decided to extend the REIT examination from 25 April to 20 June. The youth of EWS category will be given a chance to reapply in REIT. Similarly, Lecturer Recruitment, Patwari Recruitment Examination has also been extended.
Minister Khachariwas said- Central government should also give EWS Discount to
Transport Minister Pratapsinga Khachariwas said that the benefit of this decision of Rajasthan Government will be given to thousands of youth who were losing their entitlement to government jobs due to being over-aged. Our demand is that now the Central Government, like the Government of Rajasthan, should also give relaxation in the maximum age limit in the recruitment of central services.
Young people belonging to all upper castes whose annual family income is up to Rs 8 lakh or less are eligible for reservation in EWS category in government jobs and educational institutions.