Pune : According to the decision of the state government in the wake of the Corona outbreak, the maximum age limit of the competitive examination candidates should be changed from 1 March 2020 to 17 December 2021 instead of 1 March 2020 to 31 December 2022. A statement has been given to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde for this demand and a petition has also been filed in the Supreme Court.
Due to the outbreak of corona virus, there was no recruitment exam for two years, during this period the candidates who crossed the age limit missed the opportunity to take the exam. Therefore, the competitive exam candidates were demanding to increase the age limit. In this background, the state government released the government decision on relaxation in age limit on 17 December 2021. According to this government decision, candidates who have crossed the age limit between 1st March 2020 and 17th December 2021 have been given an opportunity to appear for all the recruitment advertisements published till 31st December 2022. But since the candidates who have crossed the maximum age limit after 17 December 2021 are being disqualified, injustice is being done to them. There are many candidates who have crossed the maximum age limit after 17th December 2021. Due to the decision of the government, candidates who are two and a half years older are eligible for the examination. Therefore, petitioners Varun Yerlekar, Rajendra Kawle, Vishal Patil, Parag Vanjari said that the maximum age limit in the government decision should be changed from March 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022 so that the concerned candidates can get a chance in the State Services Pre-Examination 2022 and Secondary Services Joint Pre-Examination 2022.