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Change age of reckoning for SSC CGL 2015 from 01 August to 01 January

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Subject: Loss of last attempt of lakhs of applicants due to sudden change in Date of age Limit reckoning for Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level (S.S.C. C.G.L.) Examination - 2015

Respected Sir/Madam,

The following mail is regarding the gross injustice looming large for the lakhs of genuine students/Govt. Job Aspirants through SSC CGL-2015 Exam. (notified on 1st May, 2015).

Every year SSC publishes the Notification for Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL) in first half of the year and conducts the Tier-I of exam in 1st half itself. The same schedule was supposed to be followed by SSC for CGL-2015 Exam with crucial date for age limit reckoning to be considered from 1-Jan, 2015 as per DoPT guidelines and the same was published in its Original Examination Calendar for the year 2015.

The Original Examination Calendar of the SSC for the year 2015 showed that the Tier I for SSC CGL 2015 was to be in June 2015 and only due to some administrative exigencies that the SSC postponed the advertisement of the examination. Also due to various other factors like leak of CGL-2013 paper, CHSL-2014 exam paper leak, subsequent cancellation and reexamination of these exams, various court cases against SSC etc. the whole processing of CGL-2015 exam got delayed with no fault of job aspirants at all.

Subsequently in its revised exam calendar for 2015 SSC pushed the exam of CGL-2015 (Tier-1) in second half of the year 2015 which has rendered thousands of students ineligible (overage) because now the crucial date for age limit reckonings would be considered from 1 Aug, 2015 as per DoPT guidelines which makes thousands of students of all categories born between 1st January and 31st July with one last Chance remaining in normal circumstances ineligible to appear in the CGL 2015 Exam.

The whole delay by SSC if not intervened timely by you will rob the genuine candidates of their on last chance to appear in CGL exam and secure a govt. job, without any fault of theirs. Even if DoPT decides to increase the age limit sometimes later this year, we would still lose a valuable chance in SSC CGL 2015.

Candidates should not suffer only because SSC decided to postpone the publication of the Notice of the Examination.

Note- In case of CGL 2012 too, tier-1 of the exam was conducted in 2nd half of the year but date of age limit reckoning was considered from 1st January 2012 as per DoPT provision/ instructions contained in DOP&T OM No. AB 14017/70/87-Estt (RR) dated 14.07.1988 which stated that:

“ # It may sometimes so happen that due to exigencies of circumstances, an examination, which is normally held during 1st half of the year is shifted to the second half. In such a case, the date for determining the age limits would still be the 1st Jan.”

As the Government of India itself is committed toward stable and predictable norms in every segment of government function, this abrupt change is destroying career of lakhs which is not what Government of India is striving for. So, Please help us by making necessary correction as this sudden change in date of age determination does not give any advantage to the country but at the same time disable lakhs of poor students like me who were preparing hard for the exam as this was their last chance.

Kindly instruct Staff Selection Commission to make change in age determination date in S.S.C. C.G.L. 2015 notification from 1 August to 1 January, and save the career of lakhs of applicants who are losing their last chance of appearance in S.S.C. C.G.L. 2015 Examination and of securing a better job.

Thank you for your valuable time.

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