Candidates want CSS upper age limit relaxed

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The candidates for the Central Superior Services (CSS) examination have urged the government to review and restore the old age limit for appearing in the examination.

Talking to the reporters at the Peshawar Press Club, Mushtaq Ahmad and Shaukat Ali said the present upper age limit of 28 should be increased and fixed at 30 as it used to be in the past.

They said the age limit before year 2001 used to be 30 years. But it was decreased to 28 years for the general candidates during the Pervez Musharraf regime, which was against the ground realities, they added.

The candidates recalled the previous government led by the Pakistan People’s Party had given age relaxation up to five years to the aspirants for the federal jobs but the CSS candidates were ignored and deprived of this facility.

They deplored that the federal legislative bodies such as National Assembly and Senate had not taken up this issue despite the fact that it concerns a large number of educated and talented youths who wanted to serve the country against various positions.

The candidates pointed out that a member of the National Assembly from Balochistan Maulana Ameer Zaman had even submitted a resolution in National Assembly Secretariat that sought increase in the upper age limit for the CSS examination candidates, but that resolution was yet to be taken up by the lower house of the Parliament.­

Source: The News.