Dehradun: The Uttarakhand Cabinet on Tuesday increased the maximum age limit to 40 years for government jobs in the state and approved a policy to carry out projects in partnership with private companies.
A meeting of the Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna, decided to provide 50 per cent reservation to women in Van Panchayats.

It also approved a beach camping policy and sanctioned ropeways to Purnagiri and Yamunotri hill shrines, Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Alok Kumar Jain said.
The maximum age limit for government jobs had been increased from 35 to 40 years for general category candidates, he said.
Candidates belonging to other categories would also get the benefit of the decision accordingly, Jain said.
The Cabinet okayed opening up of Rajiv Gandhi Navodaya Vidyalayas in Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Bageshwar, Rudraprayag and Udhamsingh Nagar districts, earlier sanctioned as Shyama Prasad Mukherjee residential schools.
These would be operated on the PPP model, Jain said. Under the scheme, 50 per cent seats would be allocated to government-sponsored students while the remaining would be filled by private players on fee structure to be decided by them, he said.
The remaining eight out of the 13 districts in the state already had Rajiv Gandhi Navodaya Vidyalayas, Jain said.

The Cabinet approved a policy for carrying out projects in partnership with private companies, Jain said.
Finer points of the policy like identification of areas, process of decision-making and methodology for evaluation would be decided later, he said.

The Cabinet set up a seven-member empowered group of ministers, headed by the Chief Minister, to give clearance to proposals worth Rs five crore to Rs 250 crore.

The proposals having investment of more than Rs 250 cr would be decided by the full Cabinet, Jain said.


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