The Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) demonstrates its commitment to the ex-servicemen community by reserving a significant portion of positions in the civil services. In the 2020 cycle, for instance, 12 out of 77 posts were reserved for ESM/LDESM candidates. This blog post aims to simplify and explain the specifics for ESM/LDESM candidates in the upcoming Punjab PCS 2024 examination.
Ex-servicemen from Punjab can deduct their service period in the Armed Forces from their actual age. The resultant age should not exceed the maximum age limit for direct appointment by more than three years. This provision ensures that ex-servicemen's service period is rightfully acknowledged in their civil service aspirations.
The examination fee for Ex-Servicemen candidates from Punjab is set at Rs. 500/-, highlighting the consideration given to their service.
ESM category candidates are permitted only four attempts at the Punjab PCS examination. This rule underscores the importance of strategic and well-prepared attempts by ESM candidates.
ESM/LDESM candidates must be residents of Punjab and possess a Punjab Resident Certificate. Failure to produce this certificate can result in the cancellation of their candidature.
If an Ex-serviceman is unavailable for a reserved category, the vacancy may be filled by either the wife or a descendant child of an Ex-serviceman. However, LDESM candidates will be considered for these vacancies only if no Ex-servicemen are available
The term 'War Hero' includes defense or para-military personnel from Punjab who have been killed or disabled in specific conflicts, or posthumously decorated with high military honors. The state government reserves the right to include other categories of awardees.
Conclusion: The Punjab PCS exam offers a pathway for Ex-servicemen and their families to contribute further to their state and nation. With specific reservations, considerations, and relaxed criteria, the PPSC ensures that the sacrifices and services of these individuals are recognized and honored.
Additional Resources: For more detailed information and updates, ESM/LDESM candidates can visit the official PPSC website.