Good news for jobseekers in Assam, the BJP-led coalition government in the State has raised the job application age limit in the general category by six years to 44 years, the maximum in the Northeast.
The new age limit literally goes one-up on the former Congress government’s decision in 2016 to raise the cap from 38 years to 43 years, but for two years. The upper age limit was back to 38 years after the two-year period ended in March this year.
“We have increased the upper age limit to 44 years for Grade III and IV jobs, and it is for an indefinite period,” Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam Finance and Health Minister, said on Monday.
The Grade III and IV job applicants have also been exempted from paying the application fee. The fee for Grade I and II is ₹250.