The decision has rekindled hopes

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Age relaxation in JKCCE

Following the growing demand by aspirants and civil society groups, the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Tuesday approved age relaxation in the upper age limit for the ensuing Jammu and Kashmir Combined Competitive Examination (JKCCE). The Lt Governor approved age relaxation in the upper age limit of JKCCE candidates in all three categories. Now, the upper age limit for Open Merit Candidates will be 35 years instead of 32 years, for Reserved Category & In-Service candidates 37 years instead of 34 years and 38 years for Physically Challenged candidates. The government has also decided to ensure JKCCE exams are conducted on regular basis unlike the past when these exams were held irregularly after a gap of many years.

The decision of the Lt Governor has been hailed by one and all, particularly by the aspirants. Many of these aspirants had missed the opportunity due to the disruptions caused by the outbreak of the pandemic and had crossed the upper age limit. These aspirants had been regularly appealing to the LG administration to look into the case sympathetically as missing of the opportunity was not of their own making but because of the Covid pandemic that had impacted every sphere of life.

It may be mentioned here that the pandemic have had a serious impact on the employment and thousands of thousands of youth in Jammu and Kashmir have been rendered jobless. Since unemployment has been rising for the past few years, people are expecting that the government would come forward to tackle this challenge. In this backdrop, LG’s decision to accord relaxation in upper age limit of the JKCCE aspirants has rekindled hopes in many a hearts. The LG administration has opened fresh windows for the aspirants who had lost hope after crossing the prescribed age limit.

Jammu and Kashmir is full of talent and the youth of the Union Territory are second to none. They are always there to prove their worth subject they are given a fair chance. It is responsibility of the government here to open up new opportunities for these youth and by granting age relaxation  to the  JKCCE aspirants, the LG administration has conveyed that it really cares for the youth and their aspirations.

The decision regarding the age relaxation is being hailed by one and all as the youth, who had lost all the hopes, have been given an opportunity to try their talent afresh. The decision has not only helped those who had crossed the age limit but has send a message across the youth of Jammu and Kashmir that here is an administration that cares for their welfare and well being.


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