Shimla: A section of aspirants for Himachal Administrative Services (HAS) have resented lowering of the age for the competitive examination to 30 years from the earlier 35 years age limit.
Surjit, one such aspirant says, thousands of job seekers would be deprived of the opportunity of competing, especially since the age limit till last year was 35 years.
Terming it an arbitrary decision of HP Public Service Commission, Lalit, another aspirant who is not eligible under the new age bar says, â€œmany state public service commissions like that of Uttarakhand, UP, Jharkhand and Rajasthan has the age limit of 35 years, Bihar has an age limit of 37 years and Haryana of 40 years.â€
“The decision of HPPSC would leave many of us not being able to compete at the competitive examination, even though we have spent years preparing for it”, he said.
They have demanded revoking the decision and want the age limit to be restored to 35 years.