Jammu, October 23: The Union Government on Thursday extended the upper age limit for residents of Jammu and Kashmir for recruitment into various Central Civil Services and other posts till 2017.
In a notice issued by Personnel Ministry under the Residents of the State of Jammu and Kashmir Amendment Rules, 2015 “the upper age limit relaxation has been extended to 2017 from 2015.”
The extension in upper age limit is issued to the candidates from Jammu and Kashmir to appear in various Central Government related examinations, including the civil services exam to select IAS and IPS.
As per a Personnel ministry official the notification will have an impact on all recruitments done by various Central Government Ministries for posts under their control.
As explained in the notification, the candidates appearing for various examinations under this year’s Civil Services examination notification must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on August 1, 2015.
Also, the candidate’s upper age limit can be relaxed further upto a maximum of five years, if he had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989, the notification said.