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Tripura announces reservations for women in government jobs

WION Web Team
Agartala, Tripura, IndiaUpdated: May 20, 2018, 11:29 AM IST

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Education and Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath said the new recruitment policy had been brought in for ensuring fairness and transparency in government recruitment

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Tripura has announced a new recruitment policy that will ensure reservations for female candidates in government jobs.

Education and Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath said the new recruitment policy had been brought in for ensuring fairness and transparency in government recruitment. He also declared that his government has annulled the earlier employment rules framed by the previous Left Front government. 

"We have cancelled the existing recruitment policy and for better transparency and fairness in government recruitment, the Cabinet has accepted new recruitment policy. This essentially is for being fair and transparent. There should not be any partisan and the deserving candidates should get the job and be part of the administration. It was there in our vision document and so this government for fairness in recruitment has accepted new policy," the Education and Law Minister said during a press conference at the secretariat.

Ratan Lal Nath, who was accompanied by the Agriculture and Transport Minister Pranajit Singha Roy said the previous government had been partial and ignored quality of candidates during recruitment. The minister said that a written examination would be conducted for recruiting employees of the group "C" and group "D" posts.

"The earlier government while recruiting employees has done partiality and ignored quality candidates. From now on, a written examination would be done for recruiting employees for the group "C" and group "D" posts," said the Education and Law Minister.

Another important decision taken by the Cabinet was to reserve 10 per cent of the posts in the police for women.

"There shall be ten per cent reservation for women in the police force at all levels under Home department. Till date in this state, there was no reservation for women in the recruitment of police but the present government has taken this decision to reserve ten percent for women in all posts of the police force," Mr Nath said.

The Cabinet meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who also holds the home portfolio. The minister said that a separate institution would be constituted for recruiting government employees for the group "C" and group "D" posts and the existing Tripura Public Service Commission would be further strengthened for selecting the best candidates for the required government posts.

The BJP government on Saturday also decided to enhance the salaries and allowances of the judicial officers with effect from January 2016. 

(With inputs from ANI)