In a bid to please the economically weaker section (EWS), the Rajasthan government on Wednesday decided to provide age relaxation to government job aspirants belonging to the category.
The EWS will be treated at par with other reserved categories as far as the maximum age is concerned. This decision was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
The decision will help several EWS candidates, who have surpassed the maximum age bar as per the prevalent norms as they will be able to apply for jobs under the new rules.
The Cabinet decision would ensure that a male candidate would get five years and a woman candidate would get 10 years of age relaxation in government jobs.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had made the provision of age relaxation to the EWS in the state’s budget announcement.
Relaxation for Gujjar agitation victims’ families
The Cabinet also granted a minimum educational requirement relaxation in appointments of three dependents of persons who died of police firing during the Gujjar agitation. These three dependents will be given appointments in the municipal council at Dausa.
The two dependents of Man Singh Gujjar and Kailash Gujjar who died in the police firing during the Gujjar agitation would be appointed as lower division clerk, while the third, who is the son of slain Gujjar leader Badri Gujjar, will be given appointed as a fourth class employee in the municipal council.
The Cabinet also approved relaxation of rules for appointments in the horticulture and library and physical instructor posts in the horticulture and education departments.
Land allotment for NTPC in Rajasthan
The public sector undertaking National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) will be allotted 93.48 hectares of land in Devikot in Jaisalmer district for setting up a 150 MW solar plant.
The Cabinet also decided to start a campaign –“Prashashan Gaon Ke Sang” to address the various demands and grievances of 11,341 gram panchayats. The state government will hold special camps in villages to provide redressals to these villages for which instructions will be issued to the district collectors.
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