JKSSB Press Release / Clarification Regarding Age relaxation of Sub Inspector Posts

Subject: JKSSB refutes allegations levelled against it for ignoring the directions of Lieutenant Governor to give age relaxation for posts of Sub Inspectors in Jammu and Kashmir Police-regarding.



This is with reference to the news item tited “Recruitment for SI POStS:

SSB ignores LG’s directions” published in the English daily Early Times dated

06.12.2021. The news story published in the aforesaid local daily is not only factually

incorrect, but misleading and undoubtedly motivated. A cursory perusal of the contents

of the said news item make two things evidently clear: i) Lack of understanding about

Tunctioning of the Government; b) a deliberate attempt to spread misinformation with

the aim of misleading the public and maligning the image of the JKSSB.



However, all these mischievous attempts to deflect/ divert attention from

the tireless efforts of the JKSSB to provide employment to deserving and meritorious

candidates in a time bound and transparent manner, or create false narratives based

on inadequate knowiledge, wont find favour with public in general and aspirants in




It is clarified that recruiting agerncies, including JKSSB, do not have any

role in prescribing eligibility conditions including ‘age’ for any post which is referred to

it by any Indenting Department. It is the prerogative of the concerned Indenting

Department which notifies Recruitment Rules for any post and furnishes an indent to

the recruiting agencies in accordance with those recruitment rules. The recruiting

agencies advertise the posts in accordance with the Recruitment Rules/Indent for recruiting the requisite manpower.

Pertinently, the JKSSB upon receipt of indent from the Home department

vide No. Home /PB-11l/ 34 /2021 dated 02.07.2021, followed by amendments notified


vide SO notification No. 214 dated 01.07.2021 in the Jammu and Kashmir Police

Recruitment Rules, 1960; and J&K Ex-Servicemen (Re-employment in Public Services

and Posts) Rule, 2021 notified vide SO notification No. 361 dated: 20.10.2021, advertised 800 posts of Sub Inspectors in Jammu and Kashmir Plice, vide

advertisement Notification No. 06 of 2021 dated 21.10.2021. Subsequently, in

pursuance of the communication dated: 23.11.2021 received from the Home

Department, the JKSSB vide Notification dated SSB/Secy/2021/7926-42 dated

24.11.2021, increased the number of posts for Sub Inspectors in Jammu and Kashmir

Police from 800 to 1200.



In so far as proposal relating to relaxation of upper age limit (from 28

years to 30 years) is concerned, the same is under process in the Home Department and as and when the notification is issued by the said Department, the JKSSB shal

take consequential action as may be required like it was done in case of increase in the

number of posts, on prompt basis. It is important to note that recruitment process is

governed by statutory provisions and its each step is scrutinized both by general public as well as Hon’ble courts.

Further, it would be advisable for the aforesaid newspaper to advise its

reporters to desist from doing factually incorrect and misleading stories being a

responsible media organization, as such instances against JKSSB have come to notice

in the part as well


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