A string of announcements under Rule 110 was made by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami in the Assembly on Friday and more focus was put on the education department.
Palaniswami has announced increasing the age limit of candidates appearing for competitive examination conducted by TNPSC for posts falling under Group-1 category.
The upper limit has been increased from 35 years to 37 years for SC, ST, MBC, BC and DNC category and from 30 years to 32 years for other categories. This will be applicable to Group-1, 1-A and 1-B examination.
Palaniswami also ordered that all the constituent colleges of State run Universities will be upgraded to be Government Arts and Science colleges.
The CM also stated that the government has planned to set up IT buildings and other infrastructure at a cost of Rs 100 crore in Coimbatore and Rs 40 crore in Tiruchy for the benefit of entrepreneurs.
“As many as 2,448 High and Higher Secondary Schools in the State will be installed with drinking water facility at a cost of Rs 48.96 crore. About 2,283 smart classes will be set up in government schools across the State at a cost of Rs 42.92 crore,” he said.
The government has also decided to establish infrastructure for providing uninterrupted Internet service at a cost of Rs 21 crore by Elcot. Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation has been rendering digital cable service to people.