Conrad Sangma, the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, said that the Cabinet has decided to lower the maximum age limit for people applying for government jobs by five years.
It will not apply to departments such as the police, forest guards, house guards, and civil defense, which have physical fitness as an eligibility requirement.
Historic move by state
“The cabinet has decided to lower the upper age restriction for candidates applying for government positions by five years in a historic move,” Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma stated.
Conrad Sangma remarked, “Through this decision, the age relaxation has been enhanced from 27 to 32 years, and for Scheduled Tribes (STs), another five years would be added, bringing the upper age limit to 37 years.”
The administration discussed raising the upper age restriction for recruitment to various government jobs at the most recent Cabinet meeting, but the decision was postponed.
Village Health Councils (VHCs) were also approved by the state Cabinet with the goal of focusing on the health sector at the village level.