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Age relaxation for NPSC and NSSB aspirants

While the COVID pandemic has thrown usual life out of gear, the state government should ensure that no section of people is victimized.

It has come to the notice of the Rising People’s Party (RPP) that the last NPSC exam was conducted in 2019 and examination for NPSC Combined Civil Services Examination and Combined Technical Services Examination for 2020 is yet to be conducted. While it is understood that examination cannot be conducted at this point due to the prevailing Corona situation, the party is of the firm opinion that age relaxation should be granted to aspiring candidates. For instance, if a candidate had had his last chance of appearance in 2020, his/her case should be considered and relaxation in age given if and when NPSC decides to conduct the exam.

The state cabinet is requested to consider this relaxation case on humanitarian grounds.

Secondly, it was exactly a year back that the government announced the setting up of SSB and subsequently the NSSB Regulations 2020 was formulated. It was therefore expected that the state government would desist from conducting departmental exams henceforth. Unfortunately, it has come to our notice that some of the departments did conduct departmental exams in 2020 even after the NSSB was set up giving the excuse that the latter was yet to be operational.

Again if because of the pandemic NPSC exams in 2020 were cancelled, why were departmental exams conducted in the same year? The Chief Secretary is requested to issue a clarification since this is a very serious allegation.

The RPP expects NSSB operational issues to be sorted out by now and all departmental exams discontinued. The pain and frustration of the diligent and aspiring candidates – wanting to join the state bureaucracy – is very real and it is expected of the state government to stop playing with the emotions of our students.


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(JOEL NAGA)                                                                                (AMAI CHINGKHU)

President                                                                                    General Secretary

Rising People’s Party                                                                   Rising People’s Party

Date: 11 July 2021