Meghalaya relaxes upper age limit for entry into government services

The Meghalaya government has approved the proposal to relax the upper age limit for entry into government service by five years.

Announcing the decision after a cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said: “We have decided to relax the age of entry into government service.”

“Age relaxation has been increased from 27 to 32 years and for Scheduled Tribes (STs) another five years will be added to 37 years,” he added.

The Sangma, however, maintained that recruitments for jobs by the house (police), forest rangers, house guards and civil protection and certain positions in the prison service were exempted from the decision taken on January 19.

“The point for uniform positions that are there that require a bit more physical work will have the same age limit as before and there will be no change to that,” he said.

The state cabinet also approved the policy of village health councils (HCV) from Meghalaya.

Sangma informed that this was done in order to focus on the health sector at the village level.

He also said that the VHCs will be created with the coordination and cooperation of chiefs, rangbah shnongs and nokmas.

“The VHCs will mainly focus on important health issues that exist at the village level…” he added.

Ashley C. Reynolds