Shillong ( Meghalaya ) , Jan 19 : The state cabinet today , January , 19, 2022 approved the recommendations of all 3 Regional Committees as process to resolve the Meghalaya-Assam border issue. The Chief Minister along with his Assam counterpart Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma will submit the recommendations of both states to Home Minister , Amit Shah for further action.
In a historic move, state cabinet has decided to relax the upper age limit for candidates applying for Government services by 5 years. Through this decision, the age relaxation has been increased from 27 to 32 years and for Scheduled Tribes (STs) another five years will be added thereby relaxing the upper age limit to 37 years. This relaxation will however not be applicable for certain Departments like Police which require physical fitness as a criteria.
The cabinet has also approved the policy for Village Health Councils (VHC) with the objective of focusing on the health sector at the village level. The establishment of Village Health Councils (VHCs) in every village and urban localities is envisaged as a key means of improving community engagement in the healthcare system, in order to achieve the goals of the State Health Policy which was passed in 2021.
VHCs will be local bodies dedicated to creating an enabling atmosphere for extending the provisions of the MOTHER policy to the last mile, and positively impacting people’s health behaviour, while increasing life expectancy of the State as a whole.