The Niti Aayog has suggested that the upper age limit will be brought from the present 30 years to 27 years for admission to civil services for general category candidates by 2022-23.
- The Think Tank Policy Commission of the Central Government has recommended to reduce the maximum age for the candidates of Civil Services.
- The Niti Aayog has said that the current maximum age should be reduced from 32 to 27 years for candidates of general category in civil services.
- The Niti Aayog has said that at the maximum age, it should ever be implemented by 2022-23. The Commission has also suggested that only one examination should be taken for all civil services
- The average age of recruitment for civil services is about half a year and the recommendation goes with the fact that less than one-third of India’s population has been informed of less than 35 years Reported TOI. The later entrance of experts at the higher level of the government, which would provide very necessary expertise in the report, was also encouraged.
- This report says, “The objective is that the officers should be made experts on the basis of their education and skill. Wherever necessary, posting based on the expertise of officials for a long time. It is, however, also important to ensure that the officials get an opportunity to work in different areas so that they can be employed in any urgent work if necessary.