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FPSC versus SPSC

THIS is in response to the letter ‘Well done, SPSC’. The writer has praised the action of Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) of setting the age limit to 28 years for general candidates of Combined Competitive Examinations (CCE).

Moreover, he unsuccessfully tried to resemble this move with the Federal Public Service Commission’s (FPSC) CCS examinations and deliberately not mentioned the fact that FPSC conducts this examinations every year but the CCE has been announced by SPSC after a long gap of five years.

There is no justification of setting the age limit for such examinations which are not conducted yearly. Apart from that, he praised the SPSC by writing that the experienced federal government employees will get the age relaxation of seven years and after and that setting age limit to 28 years will enable unemployed candidates to benefit from this.

These both points contradict each other. It seems that the writer is confused and scared of a tough competition.

There has been a huge number of protests witnessed in Sindh over this unfair decision and I, on behalf of all the aspirants who are ineligible due to this rule, request Sindh chief minister and chairman of the SPSC to increase the general age limit to 35 years so that several good and competent candidates may get the chance to appear in this prestigious and long-awaited examinations.

IRTAZA ADIL
Hyderabad


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