Finance Minister K.M. Mani announced in the Assembly on Thursday that the age limit for appointments through PSC would be raised from 35 to 36 years.
Replying to the general debate on the Budget 2012-13, the Minister said that this was part of measures being taken to ensure that the youth would not lose job opportunities because of the government decision to increase the age of superannuation to 56 years. The age limit for reserved categories of applicants for jobs would also go up by one year.
The Minister said that the government proposed to create posts of 650 nurses, 250 doctors, 60 nursing assistants, and 30 attendants to solve the staff shortage in government hospitals. A voluntary retirement scheme would be formulated for teachers soon. The government would also be setting up more upper primary and high schools as part of implementation of right to education.
Mr. Mani announced fresh measures costing Rs.133.32 crore, taking the cumulative deficit of his Budget for the coming year to Rs.422.57 crore.