The question is always asked about the age relaxation in upper age limits for the contract appointment of Punjab Civil servants. The following of the definite rules which are generally followed by all the Government departments before publishing advertisement of jobs.
Age Relaxation in Upper Age Limits
(i) 05 years relaxation in upper age limit shall be allowed, across the board, for contract appointment against all categories of posts in BS-1-17 (except Police) upto 30.06.2005, as provided in the Recruitment Policy, 2004.
(ii) Any general relaxation in age limit allowed by the Government from time to time, shall be applicable in the case of contract appointments also.
(iii) The age relaxation allowed under Punjab Civil Servants Recruitment (Relaxation of Upper Age Limit) Rules, 1976, and the Punjab Delegation of Powers (Relaxation of Age) Rules, 1961 shall be applicable in the case of contract appointments.
(iv) In all cases, age relaxation shall be given across the board as per above provisions and shall appear as a part of the advertisement and shall not be allowed in individual cases. This will obviate the necessity of individuals approaching various authorities for getting age relaxation.
(v) Where a person has rendered service on contract basis or on regular basis under the Punjab Government, the period spent by him in such service shall, for the purpose of upper age limit prescribed under any rule for appointment to any service/post, be excluded from his age. However, the upper age limit shall not exceed 35 years for recruitment to any post to be filled on the recommendations of the Punjab Public Service Commission, on the basis of the Combined Competitive Examination, as laid down under the relevant rules.
(vi) Where contract appointments are made against posts where the upper age limit for a post to be filled on contract basis has already been enhanced by the department (e.g., in the case of Educators, etc., of Education Department) as against the age limit prescribed in the service rules, no relaxation in the upper age limit shall be allowed.