The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

The Central Government is considering a move to reduce the upper age limit and the number of attempts by applicants for the civil services examinations in the country.

Such a step would adversely affect all those who are seeking to join the civil services. The move to reduce the age eligibility and the number of attempts for SC/ST candidates is particularly objectionable.

The Central Government should not take any step in this direction.