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Teacher recruitment: Overage candidates appeal Edu Min for mercy chance

Srinagar Jan 16: The candidates who have attained the upper age-limit for the teacher posts advertised by the government recently have asked for a ‘mercy chance’ in the recruitment.
While the recent advertisement by the JKSSB has been notified on the basis of vacancies available in 2016, the candidates said that the posts could not be advertised in 2016 due to unrest.
With the advertisement notification falling to unrest of 2016, the candidates said that they crossed the upper age limit in the meantime with no fault of their own.
“Some of us are older by 20 days, 25 days and some are one month older than the upper age limit in the recent advertisement of teacher posts by the JKSSB,” said the candidates.
“Since we were the candidates who were going to cross the upper age limit in the ending 2016, we were eagerly waiting for the posts and were very hopeful to get the back chance for the same in 2016,” a candidate said.
“But unfortunately due to 2016 unrest , we missed the chance. We are PGs, B.eds, M.eds and some of us have even completed PhDs,” he added.
Terming themselves as “victims of turmoil” the candidates appealed the education minister Altaf Bukhari to give them a “mercy chance” in the recently advertised teacher posts “so that we will be abler to apply for the same”.
“Kindly fix the upper age limit on 01-01-2016 instead of 01-01-2017 and give us a mercy chance so that we will be able to apply for the same,” the candidates said.
Minister for Education, Altaf Bukhari was not available for his comments.