MOSCOW, January 22 (RAPSI) – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has introduced a bill envisaging that state officials appointed by the Head of the State could stay on their posts without age limits into the State Duma.

According to an explanatory note to the document, the measure is to be applied only in exceptional cases.

At present, civil servants are to be dismissed on reaching the age of 65, and senior civil servants – of 70.

Nevertheless, in certain cases it is feasible to remove such a limit for most experienced and well-qualified senior civil servants, the bill reads.