Under SRO 103, the government had last week diminished the higher age restrictions for the J&K Combined Competitive Examination (JKCCE) by 5 years from 37 to 32 years, drawing flak from the aspirants and political outfits.
The Jammu and Kashmir authorities on Friday increased the higher age restrictions for Combined Competitive Examination following appeals by the aspirants and numerous delegations, stated a authorities spokesman. Under SRO 103, the government had last week diminished the higher age restrictions for the J&K Combined Competitive Examination (JKCCE) by 5 years from 37 to 32 years, drawing flak from the aspirants and political outfits.
The authorities handout quoted Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha saying the relief in higher age limit for JKCCE- 37 years for open merit and 39 for reserved and in-service candidates, and 40 years for specially abled as a one time relaxation.
“In view of demand of a number of delegations/ aspirants, the J&K authorities for the last time granted one- time relaxation in higher age limit for JKCCE. 37 years for open merit candidate, 39 years for reserve & in-service candidates & 40 years for physically challenged, ”
The Jammu and Kashmir Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) had termed SRO-103 “pointless and unjustified” saying it “closes the doorways of competitive exams for our youth thus leaving them more annoyed”.
J&K Apni Party president Altaf Bukhari had termed the new guidelines arbitrary in nature and demanded fast roll back of the SRO-103. “Such capricious guidelines are fraught with dangerous consequences,” Bukhari had stated, in a press release.
He had stated the implementation of this SRO is not going to solely impede the participation of these KAS aspirants who’ve crossed the age limit of 32 however may even add to the rising ranges of frustration amongst unemployed youth in J&K. “It is going to be a sheer injustice with these aspirants who for the previous 5 years have toiled so hard, day and night time, to take part in the upcoming KAS-2021 examination,” Bukhari had remarked.