The Telangana government which is in the process of recruiting over 17,000 posts in uniformed departments, including police and fire services, increased the age limit by two years giving opportunity to several aspirants.
As per the earlier notification, the age requirement for constables was 18-25 years and for sub inspectors it was 21-28 years (for general category).
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has taken the decision to increase the upper age limit by two more years in the recruitment of posts in the police department, an official release said.
The Chief Minister has responded positively to the request of MLC Palla Rajeshwar Reddy to enhance the age limit following the implementation of 95 per cent job quota for the locals for the first time and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years, it said.
Mr Rao instructed the Chief Secretary and the state DGP to initiate measures in this direction immediately, it added.
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