Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh Government has decided to increase the upper age limit of general category candidates for the State civil services examinations conducted by Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) to 35 years and for Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe (APST) candidates to 40 years.
This all-important decision was taken in the 3rd Cabinet meeting of the year chaired by Chief Minister Pema Khandu here on Saturday.
“The State Cabinet that met here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Pema Khandu has approved amendments in Rule 3 of Arunachal Civil Services and Civil Posts (Upper Age Limit for Direct Recruitment) Rules. Henceforth, the upper age limit for state civil service examination will be 35 years in general and 40 years for APST candidates,” a press note from the CMO said.
The proposed upper age limit shall also be applicable, as a one-time relaxation, to all those candidates who have applied for direct recruitment examinations but the examinations have been cancelled or postponed/deferred by the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) during 2022 due to administrative reasons.
This benefit will be given to the aspirants with effect from the closing date for receipt of applications against advertisements made by the APPSC for respective examinations, it said.
Earlier, the Chief Minister had in November last announced that the upper age limit for APPSC exams will be enhanced by three years.
The current age limit for direct recruitment for Civil Services and Civil Posts in the State Government is 32 years, with 5 years age relaxation to APST candidates.
In another important decision, the Cabinet approved creation of 30 new posts in the Department of Sports, including 20 posts of District Sports Officers. This move will strengthen the department and enable it to work for sports and sportspersons more efficiently.