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Vasundhara Raje readies war room to fight unemployment, create 1 Lakh jobs

Monday, 30 December 2013 - 2:43pm IST | Place: Jaipur | Agency: DNA

The young voted Vasundhara Raje government back to power in state and gave its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi a fighting chance in the general elections. Now, BJP’s time for payback.

In line with BJP’s election manifesto announcement of creating 15 lakh jobs, soon over 1 lakh pending recruitments will be cleared of legal and bureaucratic hurdles to expedite hiring process in state. In these stuck-up recruitments, fate of over 45 lakh applicants hangs in balance. The Vasundhara Raje government has formed a five-member committee to suggest ways to overcome these obstacles. The committee will submit its report by January 10.

Many of the recruitments carried out during the Ashok Gehlot government’s tenure have ended up in legal complexities. Be it recruitment of third-grade and second-grade teachers, recruitment of headmasters or the recruitments by Panchayati Raj department, majority of recruitments are pending with the court. According to sources more than 1 lakh jobs are stuck because of these hurdles, which if cleared will provide employment opportunities to the youth. Almost half of these jobs are with the education department.

The state government on Sunday set up a committee headed by the additional chief secretary (School, Sanskrit, Higher and Technical education) Dr Shyam S Agarwal to study and give its suggestions on the challenges faced by government and self-governing institutions due to existing recruitment rules, delay in hiring due to recruitment process by recruitment agencies, judicial obstacles as well as other reasons due to which recruitments are held up. The committee will submit its report by January 10.

The committee has as its members, principal secretary (law) Prakash Gupta, principal secretary (personnel) Sudarshan Sethi, special secretary to government, finance (expenditure) Suresh Chandra Dinkar and other heads of the concerned departments.

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