Lucknow: Here’s a piece of good news for the candidates applying for the post of primary school teachers in Uttar Pradesh. The state government has now extended the age limit till 40 years for recruitment of teachers in primary government schools.

Giving approval to the proposal by Basic Education Department, the state government has issued an order to raise the age limit from 35 years to 40 years to fill around 70,000 posts of primary school teachers lying vacant.

Notably, for BTC selection in 2007 and 2008 the age limit of 40 years was made mandatory. On the basis of which, the B.Ed degree holders demanded to increase the maximum age limit for the appointment of primary school teachers.

Earlier, the officials neglected the demands by giving explanation of training programme for candidates before BTC selection.

Considered as a move ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly election, the BSP does not want to lose the huge vote bank of B.Ed candidates.