Nimran calls on LG Sinha, demands 33 years as upper age limit for SI posts on compassionate grounds

JAMMU, NOV 16: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Youth Congress JKPYC has demanded upper age limit for the posts of Sub Inspectors in Jammu and Kashmir Police be fixed as 33 years on compassionate grounds. The demand was raised by a delegation of educated unemployed youth of Jammu & Kashmir led by social activist and General Secretary JKPYC Nimrandeep Singh Bhullar which met the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha here today.  Prominent among others accompanying the JKPYC General Secretary were Ranjit Chopra (Gen. Secretary JKPYC) and Brinder Pratap Singh Bhathyal (Secretary, JKPYC).
During the brief interaction with Lieutenant Governor, Nimrandeep Singh Bhullar expressed gratitude to him for the significant decision including that of increasing the sub inspector posts from 800 to 1200. He requested the LG that to direct the competent authority to update the concerned website regarding the enhanced age limit so that the aspirants do not feel any difficulty or hurdle in filing the online applications for JKP SI recruitment exams.
Bhullar said that the majority of youth who has crossed their age bar because of the administrative flaws, poor policies, COVID-19 and various other reasons direly need one time age relaxation on compassionate grounds i.e. of at least 5 years and requested the LG to look into the matter to reconsider this issue related to the career and future of J&K Youth.
The delegation JKPYC delegation submitted a Memorandum of Demands with regard to the aforesaid urgency in further age relaxation in the interest of the youth of J&K who are aspiring to join the belt force and serve the union territory and are anxiously waiting for relaxation since the advertisement No. 06 of 2021 was issued on 21-10-21 especially in view of the fact that the police department did not make any recommendations for the posts of police sub-inspectors since 2016 and now the rules and criteria has also changed since the abrogation of Article 370 and scrapping of Section 35-A of the Constitution of India.
In the memorandum the JKPYC has also demanded vacancies to JKPSC, JKSSRB and to departmental promotion committee rules 2005 JKSSRB be advertised along with the non gazetted posts every year on 15th of January and bring age limit for police at par with other states like Gujarat, Kerala and Bihar where it is 21 to 35 years.
It further argues that age relaxation to the aspirants of JKPSC had been once enhanced from 32 to 37 years for JKPS, then why a 33 year old is not eligible for Sub Inspector and demands the same analogy to be adopted in the case of Sub-inspectors posts.
It further appeals for one last opportunity on compassionate grounds to serve the nation and became the part of J&K government. According to the memorandum, the new policy of absorbing more and more youth would be augmented by 5 year age relaxation.
Others present in the delegation were Shehzad Choudhary, Gaurav Jamwal, Anshuman Singh, Balwinder Choudhary, Gaurav Sharma and Gagan Jasrotia.