In general the soldiers are retire at early age and their average age limit for retirement is 40. Govt has provided reservation for Gp D and C posts whcih is totally in sufficient to rehabiliated the 55,000/- exservicemen ading every year. No reservation provided for Gp B and A officers cadre. ESM also fight the battle of competitive examination alongwith with the collge passout fresheres who are at the age limit of 18 to 30. Everything is accepted considering very low scope of govt jobs. But govy should allow the ESM community to participate in the higher administration i.e IAS, IPS etc. In such recruitments the maximum age limit permits only 35 which is not matchable with the age of an ESM.
The matter was raised in the Parliament but govt has recited the old Ramayana, which is reporduced below :-
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Ministry of Defence
Age Relaxation for Defence Personnel by UPSC
The policy on age relaxation applicable for ex-servicemen for appearing in Civil Services Exam (Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ Posts) is governed by ‘Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Central Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1979’ as amended vide DoP&T Notification No. 36034/1/06-Estt.(SCT) dated 4th October, 2012. The following provisions have been made:-
For appointment to any vacancy in Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ services or posts filled by direct recruitment otherwise than on the result of an Open All India Competitive Examination, the upper age limit shall be relaxed by the length of military service increased by three years in the case of ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers or Short Service Commissioned Officers.
For appointment to any vacancy in Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ services or posts filled by direct recruitment on the result of an All India Competitive Examination, the ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers or Short Service Commissioned Officers who have rendered at least five years military service and have been released
(i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency; or
(ii) on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalidment, shall be allowed maximum relaxation of five years in the upper age limit. The recruitment in armed forces are governed by their respective policies, rules including recruitment rules, orders on the subject.
This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Prasanna Acharya in Rajya Sabha on 06.08.2018.