Sindh Public Service Commission and age relaxation issue

By: Wajahat Abro

[ The writer is a freelance columnist and an aspirant to CSS examination, city Shikarpur.]

After the incalculable efforts made by newspapers and media, Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) has come up in a real shape to provide maximum opportunities to the youth of Sindh after long time. It is really a great step taken by SPSC to give advertisement for the posts of different government departments. I do appreciate SPSC to re-function its key role in mobilizing the careers of youth of Sindh. But, age relaxation has always been discussed and condemned by the youth of Sindh against the policies of SPSC. As, recently the posts of Home Department: Deputy Superintendent Prison BPS-17 and Assistant Superintendent Prison BPS-16 are advertised under the age of 21 to 28.
Surprisingly, one wonders that on what basis and principle, this deficient age limit is organized by the concerned authorities. Relevantly, as far as Central Superior Services (CSS) examination is concerned, Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) presents an appropriate age limit; 30 for general and 32 for government employee. Simultaneously, when we peep in the process of Khyber Pakhtunkhaw Public Service Commission (KPPSC), the youth are blessed with a better age relaxation almost from 21 to 35 in multiple government sectors. Then, why only are we lacking to reach the required standard and policy?
However, the above mentioned posts given by SPSC are concerned with police department. So, fighting with social evil customs and especially terrorism is the fundamental element of the post. Thus, the post requires mature and policymaker candidates so that they can handle such sensitive problems with their left hand. Similarly, this strict and unsuitable policy of age limit makes this fresh start controversial again. It is a humble request to the concerned authorities to ponder into this policy and give 30 year age for general candidates and 35 year for government employees. As, suitable and mature cream students of Sindh can uplift the moving administrative system of Sindh in the best way.