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Appointment to 20k government jobs in next 5 months: Gujarat CM

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The Gujarat government in a release said that all candidates who have been selected for government jobs but are yet to get an appointment letter will be immediately given the same.  The government also said it will soon announce recruitment for other vacant government jobs.

The release said appointment to over 20,000 government jobs will be announced in the next five months. The recruitment process will resume again after it was stalled due to a case pending in the Gujarat High Court.

 

The case concerned a General Administration Department (GAD) order dated August 1, 2018, which was overturned by the high court on Tuesday.

Decision after CM meets officials

Gujarat chief minister later conveyed a meeting of officials of Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC), Gaun Seva Pasandgi Mandal (subordinate class services selection federation), Panchayat Seva Pasandgi Mandal, and officials for police recruitment, GAD and the Education Department.

In the meeting, the state decided to issue an appointment letter for 8,000 government jobs for which the recruitment process was completed. The process was stalled due to COVID-19 pandemic.  The state said exams for recruitment to various vacant government posts will be conducted once the COVID-19 situation improves.

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This includes recruitment for 9,650 government positions the announcement for which was made before the pandemic. The recruitment for the same will begin in January 2021.

The High Court Order

Earlier on Tuesday, the Gujarat High Court set aside a GAD order dated August 1, 2018, which disallowed meritorious women in reserved categories to be considered in the general category.

The GAD had passed the order stating that female candidates in reserved categories applying for government jobs shall be considered only under the SC, ST, and OBC quota and not under the General Category despite their higher position in the merit list.

The High Court on Tuesday overturned the order.

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