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Upper age limit for J-K aspirants extended to 37-UPSC exam

Much to the respite of Civil Services aspirants from Jammu and Kashmir, the central government has extended the next year-end the upper age limit relaxation for the residents of the state to take the UPSC examination.

People of Jammu and Kashmir can now write central Civil Services examinations till they attain the age of 37 years. The latest notification issued by UPSC 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.

An order by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) says that 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 Jnauary 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989 for a further period of two years beyond December 31, 2013.

In addition, it said that nobodyâ??s interest will be adversely affected by the retrospective effect being given to the rules.

The DoPT has issued 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.

The civil services 2014 notification says that the upper age limit is relaxable upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir during January 1, 1980 and December 31, 1989.

The DoPT has also asked the Ministry of Railways, Department of financial services, Department of Public Enterprises, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space, Department of Electronics, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy for issue of similar orders for appointment to posts under their control, nationalised banks or public sector undertakings.

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