Shillong: The Meghalaya Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to increase the upper age limit for government job aspirants by five years, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said.

At present, the upper age limit is 27 years for candidates in the general category and 32 years for applicants belonging to Scheduled Tribes category.

According to the chief minister, candidates in the general category can now apply for government jobs until the age of 32 years. For government job seekers belonging to Scheduled Tribes category, the maximum age limit for applying has been enhanced to 37 years, Sangma said.

“However, this will not be applicable for certain departments like the police which require physical fitness as criteria,” the chief minister told journalists. 

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