10th July 2013
The All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) would like to draw the kind attention of the Government of Manipur in the matter pertaining to the relaxation of upper age limit from the proposed 30 years to 35 years in the up-coming Manipur Civil Services combined competitive Examination 2013.
It is disappointing for many aspiring candidates that in almost 13 years ie. From the 2000 to 2013, Manipur Civil Services Combined Competitive Examinations have been successfully conducted only twice by the Manipur public Services Commission.
Therefore, the eligible candidates have managed to get only two attempts so far. As a matter of fact, many aspiring candidates have already barred the age limit due to periodical recruitment which in fact is expected to be conducted every year like UPSC. Most significantly in most of the States of India, the upper age limit for appearing in Civil Services Examination has been increased from 35- 40 years and above. For instance, UP-40 yrs, Bihar- 40 yrs,Rajasthan-45 yrs, Haryana-45 yrs, West Bengal-40 yrs, Jharkhand- 40 yrs, Punjab- 37yrs.
Considering the increasing number of educated youth in the State with remote chances for job applications due to absence of private sector in the State and irregular conduct of such Examination in Manipur, relaxation of upper age limit should be 35 years and above like other State of India. This will certainly generate more opportunities for maximum number of educated youth to participate in the up- coming Manipur Civil Services combined competitive Examination 2013.
The genuine demand of the Sons & Daughters of the soil may therefore be kindly considered and do the needful in the larger interest of the educated youths irrespective of all communities living in the Hills and Plain of Manipur. To this end, the ATSUM as an apolitical Students’ Union is once again constrained to bring the grievances of the aspiring candidates before the SPF Govt. for kind consideration to relax the upper age limit from the proposed 30- 35 years for the well being of the State.