5 % relaxation to SC-ST category candidates in both stages of clerk recruitment exam

Important decisions in the State Cabinet Meeting

The Cabinet of the State Government, chaired by the Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje, took several important decisions including 5 % relaxation to the SC and ST candidates in minimum score of marks at two stages of the Clerk Grade II and Stenographers’ recruitment examination. For this, in a meeting at the State Assembly campus on Monday, the cabinet decided to amend various service rules of different cadres of clerks.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shri Rajendra Rathore, briefed the media persons about decisions of the meeting in the Press Room at State Assembly. He said that the Scheduled Caste and the Scheduled Tribe candidates would be given 5% relaxation in the minimum pass-out score of 40 percent and 36 percent marks at First and Second stages of examination for direct recruitment of clerks. He said that as per the amendments, 50% of total posts of Jamadaar Grade II in the Rajasthan State Excise Subordinate Services would be filled through promotions 50% and 50% through direct recruitment.
Shri Rathore said that all posts of constables in excise subordinate service would now be filled through direct recruitment, while 75 % posts of driver to be filled by direct recruitment and 25% by promotion, he added. He said that it was further decided to have 12.5% ex-servicemen quota in direct recruitment for this service. The cabinet also approved the provision of standards for physical fitness and skill tests for these posts while the earlier provisions of interview was set aside.

The Minister said that the cabinet also decided to amend Rajasthan Bovine Animals (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Export) Act, 1995. According to this amendment, power of arrest of the accused person by the competent officer would be delegated to the officer nominated by the competent officer. He said that it was also decided to amend the Rajasthan State Other Backward Categories list. After this amendment, all the persons of Nagarchi, Damami, Rana and Bayati (Barot) castes would be able to get state OBC certificates and the Dholi caste persons, who put Nagarchi, Damami, Rana and Bayati (Barot) names as their sub-castes, would get Scheduled Caste certificates. Also, the OBC list a sub-caste Devasi would also be included with Raika, Rebari (Debasi).

Shri Rathore said that the cabinet also decided to amend the Rajasthan Technical Universities Regulations through an amendment bill, to be placed in the State Assembly, through which the state government would have the right to appoint the first Vice Chancellor of any new technical university in the state. It was further decided to rename Dholpur district ayurved hospital as Government Rajabeti District Ayurved Hospital. The cabinet also decided to allot land to several community organization for establishing hostels and educational institutes on concessional rates in comparison to the reserved prices, he said.

The Minister added that the cabinet decided for investment of 270 crore rupees in Rajasthan Textile Mills Limited for the Cotton Millange Yarn and Knitting Fabric Project at Bhawani Mandi in Jhalawar district. This project would give employment to 600 persons. This project would pay 8.73 crore rupees to Piplad, Bhawani Mandi Water Supply Project. Also, the state cabinet decided to give 100% concession in entry tax to Well Spun Energy Rajasthan Private Limited for setting up a wind mill project worth 832 crore rupees at Dhamottar village of Pratapgarh district. This project would give employment to 340 persons. As per another decision, Shri Rathore said, the benefits of RIPS 2014 would be extended to Prince Pipes and Fittings Private Limited for setting up a project at Jobner in Jaipur. This project would give employment to 411 persons. Also, Nitin Standard Limited, Hamirgarh in Bhilwara district would be given package of benefits for investing 242 crore rupees instead of earlier proposal of investing 275 crore rupees, he added.

Jaipur, February 26, 2018