Chennai: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s decision to fix upper age limit for open category candidates in college librarian posts has been opposed by candidates who qualified the NET, SET exams.
In its recent advertisement, the TNPSC invited applications for 21 college librarian posts, 9 district library officer posts and three librarian posts in Anna Centenary Library.
As per existing collegiate educational services rules, the upper age limit for all posts such as assistant professors in Government Arts and Science Colleges, Government Aided College is 57 years for all communities.
“TNPSC’s notification has prescribed 35 years as the upper age limit for OC category and no upper age limit fixed for other categories. Collegiate educational service rules have classified the librarian post in colleges as a teaching post.
Hence, the TNPSC should fix 57 as an upper age for all categories including OC,” said S. Swaminathan, the adviser to the NET/SET association.
In his representation to the TNPSC chairman, he sought to define good academic performance in terms such as the percentage of marks in the notification.
Further, he sought the removal of the mandatory column of NET/SET examinations marks in the online application. “Before 2012, the University Grants Commission and SET agencies published only the list of qualified candidates and their marks were not published,” he added....