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SHILLONG: The youth wing of Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) has urged the Chief Minister Mukul Sangma to raise the upper age limit from 32 to 40 for local aspirants to appear in State Civil Service Examinations.
The youth wing of the regional party has requested Sangma to raise the upper age limit from 32 to 40 years so as to provide opportunities to the educated youth of the state to participate in the preliminary examination conducted by Meghalaya Public Service Commission (MPSC) through an amended advertisement.
The youth wing president pointed out to the CM that the last civil service exam was conducted in the year 2006 and the recent advertisement was published after a long gap.
Pointing that the upper age limit as per the advertisement is 27 years for general and for SC/ST is 32 years, the memorandum stated, “After such a long gap 11 years of advertisement of state civil services vacancies, it is not justified to keep the upper age limit at 32 years as it will deprive many educated persons from sitting for the examination.”
“The 27 years of upper age limit for General Category aspirants to is not justified given that an average aspirant usually takes a few years to prepare for such competitive examination,” the statement added.
The KHNAM highlighted that upper age limits set by the neighboring states of Assam which is 43 years, Manipur: 40 years, Tripura: 40 years, Mizoram: 40 years while the Central Government has set upper age limits for Competitive exams as 37 years.