Ashok Gehlot’s government, which is sticking to the promises made to the people in the 2018 assembly elections, has provided more than a million jobs in various departments.
Jobs in Rajasthan has faced many legal issues with aspirants for various jobs going to court for restraining orders on various issues. The Gehlot government, however, has shown a strong will to overcome the legal hurdle not only to create jobs but also to provide more than one lakh jobs.
He said the state government is working with strong will and determination to ensure that recruitment examinations in government departments are prompt, litigation-free and transparent.
According to an official statement, Gehlot said: “In less than three years, approximately 97,000 positions have been filled. For this, the rules have been modified and simplified where necessary. Legal obstacles have been removed.”
The feeling of dissatisfaction and desperation arises among the applicants due to the delay in recruitment, have all been terminated and the jobs are provided after conducting various written exam interviews through various agencies like the commission of the civil service and other agencies.
The Rajasthan Civil Service Commission and Service Selection Board on April 24 this month would endeavor to pre-screen the jobs in 24 categories. The recruitment process for public relations assistants will begin on April 24, for which there are 76 positions. Thereafter, the recruitment process for Basic IT Operators, Senior IT Operators, Village Development Officers, Rangers, Forest Inspectors and Junior Engineers will begin. A huge number of 32 lakh candidates are competing for these 19,120 jobs. The highest number of 9862 is the basic IT operators and after that the recruitment process for the appointment of 5396 Village Development Officers would start.
According to a state government official, the applicants for these seven positions alone exceeded 32 lakh applicants and for the forestry jobs for which 2400 recruitments would be made, the number of applicants alone is 22 lakh. This shows the number of people willing to join government jobs.
The state government directs the recruitment processes through the Rajasthan Civil Service Commission and Service Selection Board, which are self-governing bodies.
However, the largest recruitment process in a single department of education for the recruitment of 46,500 third grade teachers would start in July and this recruitment process would be carried out by the service selection committee which would recruit more than 69,000 young people in various government jobs in the new fiscal year 2022-2023.
In the month of June-July, some 1,264 vacancies would be filled through various recruitment processes. These are jobs for accountants, inspectors and junior assistants. Physical education teachers and librarians in schools.
The recruitment process would be conducted under the new law enacted by the state government.
The state government has passed a bill on Preventing Abusive Means in Recruitment adopted by the Vidhan Sabha. This bill is said to be an effective measure taken by the government to punish all those who indulged in stealing the questionnaires and selling them as a bonus to the aspiring teachers at a high price to enable them to get the government job. The bill provides for up to 10 years in prison and Rs 10 crores fine to prevent cheating and use of unfair means in a competition.
The bill also provides for the seizure of the assets of anyone who engages in the unfair practice.
The bill provides penalties for all such persons taking unauthorized aid to public scrutiny from any material, may face a prison sentence of up to three years and a fine of at least Rs one lakh.
Anyone found guilty of participating in the cheater gang will be fined a minimum of Rs 10 lakhs and a maximum of Rs 10 crores. Provisions were made in the bill to confiscate the property of the copycat gang.
All offenses specified in the proposed law must be recognizable, non-bailable and non-aggravated. All candidates who have been found guilty of an offense under the provisions of the law are prohibited from taking any public examination for a period of two years.
In February this year, the state government canceled the various tiers of REET after it was discovered that the culprits had managed to leak the documents with the active participation of some officials from the Department of Education. The state government has dismissed the chairman of the Rajasthan State Board of Secondary Education, DP Jaroli.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, after reviewing the various reports following the arrests of those involved in leaking entrance exam papers and also the criminals involved in selling those exam papers, has decided to sack the president for his failure to maintain the sanctity and secrecy of the review process.
The Gehlot government initiated the process of job creation in urban areas on the model of MNREGA. This 100 Days of Guaranteed Jobs program under the Indira Gandhi Urban Employment Opportunities would provide jobs under the state’s various urban development plans.
Young people would be involved in jobs as part of urban development plans such as rainwater harvesting, plantations, roads and trails. garbage collection, sewer cleaning, anti-encroachment campaigns, government land guarding and in the horticulture sector.
According to the secretary of the local self-government department, Joga Ram, the draft of this urban recruitment plan has been finalized and it has been sent to the finance department for budgetary sanctions.
Jobs for youth would be provided on a registration basis through various municipal wards. Jobs would be given priority to young people who belong to the particular neighborhood, but some provision has been made for migrant workers who would also benefit from the scheme.