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    Ladakh Administration issues Resident Certificate Order. Prescribed age limit for entry into government service also relaxed by two years

    Publish Date: 5 September, 2021

    LEH, Sept 4: The Administration of Union territory of Ladakh, today, issued an order to temporarily define ‘Resident of Union territory of Ladakh’ for the purpose of appointment to all the non-gazetted posts borne on the establishment of any Department or service of Administration of Union territory of Ladakh.

    According to the Ladakh Resident Certificate Order 2021, any person who possesses a Permanent Resident Certificate issued by the competent authority in the districts of Leh and Kargil or belongs to a category of persons who would have been eligible to be issued Permanent Resident Certificate by the competent authority in the districts of Leh and Kargil shall be eligible to receive the Resident Certificate.

    The order further says that children of persons possessing a Permanent Resident Certificate or children of persons who belonged to a category of persons who would have been eligible to be issued Permanent Resident Certificate by the competent authority in the districts of Leh and Kargil shall also be eligible to receive the Resident Certificate.

    The provisions of this order authorises the Tehsildar or any other officer notified by the Administration as the competent authority to issue the Resident Certificate.

    The Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh also enhanced the upper age limit for entry into government services against all posts meant for direct recruitment other than those pertaining to gazetted officers. The upper age limit has been enhanced for the reserved category candidates from 43 years to 45 years, for the general category candidates from 40 to 42 years and for the physically challenged candidates from 42 to 44 years. The order further states that this age relaxation would be a one-time exception and this relaxation shall remain in force for a period of two years.