Lahore: The Punjab Government on Tuesday allow 15 years relaxation in the upper age limit for government jobs.
A notification issued by the provincial government says the age limit relaxation will be allowed to all the applicants aspiring for jobs in public departments.
Previously, the age limit relaxation for government employment was 10 years in the Province.
The Sindh government has rolled out a new notification approving a relaxation of up to 15 years in the upper age limit for government jobs. The Initiative is aimed primarily to overcome the hardships being faced by most of the contractual employees working under different departments of the Punjab Government.
In a significant decision, the Punjab cabinet on relaxed the upper age limit for contractual employees of various categories working under the Punjab Government to apply for the Posts to be filled through direct recruitment.
The Cabinet has decided to relax the provisions of Rule 5 and 5-A of the Punjab civil services (General and Common conditions of service) Rules, 1994 under Rule 19 of the above rules.
The initiatives is aimed primarily to overcome the hardships being faced by most of the contractual employees working under different departments of the Punjab Government as they could not apply against direct recruitment post due to excess age.
Their demand could not be accepted, earlier, due to the financial implications.
In another moved aimed at promoting efficiency and transparency in the functioning of state Medical, Dental and Nursing colleges in Amritsar and Patiala, the Punjab Cabinet on Thursday approved an amendment to the existing service rules of the faculty in these institutions.
The Cabinet gave the go-head to amend the Punjab Medical Education (Group A) service (Second Amendment) Rules, 2020 in the Punjab Medical Education (Group A) service rule 2020, Punjab Dental Education (Group-A) service Rules,2016 and Punjab Nursing Education (Group-B) service (First Amendment) Rules, 2020 in Punjab Nursing Education (Group-B) service Rules 2016.
The amended Medical Education (Group A) Service, Rules 2016 would pave the way for initiating the process of seamless recruitment against vacant posts in the Government Medical Colleges.