Dear Sirs, I have put 5 years of regular service in an autonomous body of state Government from 2011 to 2016. thereafter in the year 2016 I applied for another post in state govt.I sought permission of my present employer of that time and applied through proper channel. I was able to qualify the said exam and got selected under state Govt.However,the state govt of Himachal Pradesh keep s new appointees on contract basis for three years as a policy. I was relieved by my previous department with a lien upon submission of my technical resignation. My query is in my presnt job which is on contract basis in state govt,can I aply for a post where 3 year regular service is required as a condition? Will my regular service in previous job from 2011 to 2016 be counted as eligible service for applying to such post? Kindly give suggestions.