(NEWS) Relaxation on Age limit for Jammu & Kashmir residents to take Civil Service Exam
(PTI) In good news for civil service aspirants in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre has extended till next year the relaxation in upper age limit for the residents of the state. According to the notified changes, people of the state can write All India Service Examination till they attain the age of 35 years. At present, the lower age limit is 21 and the upper 30 to appear in central services examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). A notification in Jammu and Kashmir (Relaxation of upper age limit for recruitment to Central Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1997, for relaxing upper age limit till 2013 has been issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). The relaxation in the upper age limit of five years is admissible for all persons who had ordinarily been domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir during January 1980 and December 1989. However, the relaxation is subject to the maximum number of chances permissible under the relevant rules of the UPSC or central government. The DoPT has asked Ministry of Railways, Department of Banking/Department of Public Enterprises, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space/Department of Electronics/ Department of Non-Conventional Energy Sources for issue of similar orders for appointment to posts under their control/ nationalised banks/public sector undertakings.
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Courtesy: PTI, Department of Personnel and Training