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NITI Aayog has recommended that the upper age limit for entry into the civil services should be lowered to 27-years of age for general category candidates. The government think tank also proposed an integrated exam for all civil services. ThePrint asks: NITI Aayog says cap IAS entry age at 27: Keeping services youthful or limiting talent pool? Mentorship and training much more effective with younger IAS officers Anil Swarup Former secretary, government of India I am convinced that budding IAS officers should be recruited at a younger age. The problem with older people entering the service is that it is extremely difficult to change their attitude and behaviour. Their attitudes have already been hardened and become almost like a hard-boiled egg — near impossible to change. The chances of their attitudes changing and being moulded according to the requirements of the services are much more when they are younger. Mentorship and training are much more effective when those...
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