Precious Kashmir News
Jammu, Feb 8: Former Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday asked state government to seek enhancement from center in upper age limit for Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants of the state.
While, raising this issue in the zero hour, Omar said that Government of India should revoke its decision regarding relaxation in upper age limit for state’s youth.
Pertinently, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) which conducts civil service examination every year for IAS/IPS/IFS used to provide age relaxation in upper age limit up to a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.
The age relaxation limit was last renewed in 2015 till 2017.
However there is no mention of upper age relaxation limit in the new notification issued by UPSC on 7th feb 2018.
UPSC officials say that no file has been received from Department of Personnel and Training (D0PT) regarding age relaxation.
“Such decisions demoralize educated youth of the state,” he said and asked the government to seek age enhancement for the state’s UPSC aspirants from the central government.
Omar also said that it should be made clear to whether the state government was taken into confidence to take the decision of diminution in the upper age limit for state’s UPSC aspirants. “We don’t know whether state government was taken into confidence to take such decision,” he said.
Omar said that all the investment from state’s UPSC aspirants will go waste, since they have spent lakhs on coaching and study material. (CNS)