Raising of Upper Age Limit for Entry into Govt. Service


Government of West Bengal
Finance (Audit) Department
325, Sarat Chatterjee Road
Nabanna, Howrah-711 102

No. 875-F(P) Date: 13th February, 2017


In exercise of the power conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution of India, the Governor has been pleased hereby to make the following amendments in the West Bengal Services (Raising of Age-limit) Rules, 1981, published with this Department Notification No. 10317-F, dated the 31st day of December, 1981, as subsequently amended (hereinafter referred to as the said rules):-


In the said rules, –

(1) For Sub- rule (1) of rule 2, substitute the following sub-rule:-

“(1) The upper age limit for recruitment to Group ‘A’ posts shall be raised to 36 years (except where upper age-limit above 36 years exists will remain the same) and for recruitment to Group ‘B’ posts, such upper age-limit shall be raised to 39 years :

Provided that the upper age-limit for recruitment to Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’ Posts will remain 40 years.

Provided further that where recruitment to any post or service is made in accordance With the West Bengal Regulation of Recruitment in State Statutory Bodies, Government Companies, and Local Authorities Act, 1999 (West Bengal Act, XIV of 1999) and rules or notifications issued thereunder and not through the Public Service Commission, West Bengal, the upper age-limit shall remain 40 years”.

(2) This notification shall be deemed to have come into force with effect from the 1st day of January, 2017.

By order of the Governor

Sd/- H. K. Dwivedi
Principal Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 875-F dated 13.02.2017, Source