Change the age calculation criteria for "UPSC Civil Services Exam" to 1st Jan from 1st Aug
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I am writing this petition as a civil service aspirant but I seek support of every rational thinking individual of our society. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Civil Services Exam every year in India.
Lakhs of aspirants prepare for it tirelessly and with full dedication. Be it poor, middle class or rich, aspirants from all walks of our society put in their efforts to clear this exam.
As with every exam, there are certain eligibility criteria associated with Civil Services examination too but the one discriminatory condition against which this petition is directed is the one pertaining to the calculation of age.
Currently age for this exam is calculated from 1st August which is unfair. Due to this practice, those candidates who are at age of qualifying criteria at the time of examination notification are not able to fill the application form. Even those who are born on 31st July are disqualified due to attainment of age. Natural justice says that age should be calculated from 1st January.
UPSC has itself changed the age criteria of "Engineering services" from 2012-13 from 1st August to 1st January
Aspirants put in the best years of their life for this exam. The long and tiring process involved herein means that the entire cycle of preparation is riddled with uncertainty, fear and insecurity. Not only the aspirants but their parents, siblings and everyone associated with them have to go through the emotional turmoil.
I request every concerned and aware citizen of this country along with affected aspirants to please come forward and sign this petition.
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