UPSC Extends Age Limit to 37 Years for IAS aspirants from
Jammu and Kashmir
a major relief for civil services aspirants from Jammu and Kashmir, the
Government has extended till next year-end the upper age limit relaxation for
the residents of the state to take the examination.
According to the notified changes, people of the state can write central
civil services examination till they attain the age of 37 years.
The latest notification by the Union Public Service
Commission (UPSC), which conducts the prestigious test, states that the lower
age limit is 21 years and the upper bar is 32 years (as on August 1, 2014) to
appear in central civil services examination.
"The Central Government has decided to extend the age
relaxation to all persons who had ordinarily been domiciled in the state of
Jammu and Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989
for a further period of two years beyond December 31, 2013," the Department of
Personnel and Training (DoPT) said in an order.
It is clarified that nobody's interest will be adversely affected by the
retrospective effect being given to the rules, it said.
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 2015 has been issued by the DoPT.
Courtesy: Deccan Herald