Bhubaneswar: In what can be considered as a piece of great and good news for the job seekers who are worried about their upper age limit to apply for government jobs, the upper age limit for government jobs has been increased.
The Odisha Cabinet which met this evening under the leadership of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik gave its approval for 12 key proposals including an increment of the upper age limit for government jobs.
The Odisha government has given its green signal to increase the upper age limit for government jobs from 32 to 38.
Informing people about cabinet decisions through media, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra said that Cabinet decided to extend the upper age limit for entry to state government service from 32 to 38 for three years up to 2023. This decision was taken to enable the youths who could not appear the recruitment examinations because of the Covid situation and run out of age during the last two years.
According to Mahapatra, the upper age limit for the male candidates has been increased by three years while the upper age limit for the female candidates has been increased by five years.
Chief Minister also gave nod to Odisha non-Government colleges, Junior colleges and higher Secondary schools grant-in order 2022.
The Odisha Cabinet also approved the tender proposals of mega pipe water supply schemes for Samakhunta, Kaptipada and Baripada block of Mayurbhanj district; Banki, Dampada Baranga of Cuttack district; Jujumora, Maneswar Naktideula, Rairakhol blocks of Sambalpur district; and Saraskana, Kuliana and Bangiriposi blocks of Mayurbhanj district.
The Chief Secretary said that the construction of these pipe water supply schemes would be completed in 2 years from the time of the execution agreement.