UPSC examination 2018: ‘No age limit relaxation for J&K candidates’
Srinagar, Feb 7: 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. The aspirants said that when they contacted UPSC officials, they were told that no file has been received from Department of Personnel and Training (D0PT) regarding age relaxation what could most probability be a major goof up on part of state administration as they might not have been able to move file in time. Further no notification was issued by either by UPSC or D0PT in this regard. “We are shocked and disappointed. There are some aspirants who have even left their jobs and are preparing for this exam,” said a visibly disappointed aspirant to news agency CNS. “We fail to understand what could be the possible reasons for non renewal of upper age relaxation as we have been toiling hard to prepare for this prestigious exam and our career is at stake,” said the aspirants.