Odisha decides to raise upper age limit for govt job seekers

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet during its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on virtual mode today approved a proposal for relaxation of upper age limit for candidates applying for government jobs.

Briefing media Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra said upper age limit for job seekers from general category has been relaxed till 38 years. Earlier, the upper age limit for them was 32 years.

He added the age relaxation will be applicable to the recruitments being carried out in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Similarly, job aspirants from SC/ST and SEBC categories can apply for State government jobs up to 43 years. Women candidates will also be able to apply for the jobs till 43 years.

The State government has decided to give more relaxation to the person with disability (PwD) candidates. For General PwD candidates, the upper age limit has been raised to 48 years whereas ST/SC/SEBC PwD candidates (including women) can apply the State government jobs till 53 years.

The decision will be beneficial to those job seekers who have crossed the present upper age limit to apply for the State government jobs, the Chief Secretary added.

Also, the State Cabinet approved tenders for five major piped water supply projects.

The State Cabinet approved allotment of 10.046 acres in Plot No. 24, Chandaka Industrial Estate, Bhubaneswar and grant of Rs 58.65 crore towards infrastructure cost of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Bhubaneswar.

Also, allotment of additional land of 2 acres adjacent to the NIFT campus on free of cost on long term basis in favour of NIFT and payment of Rs 4,58,25,353 to IDCO towards the land cost including land rent and land cess, IMC and processing were received the approval.

The State Cabinet decided to bring a new Grant-in-aid Order namely Odisha (Non-Government Colleges, Junior Colleges and Higher Secondary Schools) Grant-in-Aid Order, 2022.

Also, the Cabinet 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 further informed construction of these pipe water supply schemes would be completed in two years from the time of the execution agreement.

The Cabinet during its meeting today approved a total of 12 proposals.

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