Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot has taken yet another step to help the youth of his state get more jobs. Since the beginning of his term, he has been trying to provide more opportunities for his youth. A few months ago, he announced 75000 thousand vacancies for government jobs in departments like agriculture, health, education and cooperatives among others.
Last month he announced his plans to get 75% job reservation in Rajasthan for the locals and now he has said he will be removing the need for immovable property in the Economically Weaker Section(EWS) Reservation. Will this help the youth benefit from the reservation better?
The government of India presently provides 10% reservation for the economically weaker section of the society. Rajasthan is trying to make more lenient rules for them so that the youth can utilize the reservation properly. Following Andhra Pradesh’s ruling to have a reservation for local youth for both private and government jobs. Rajasthan has implemented the same in their state. A huge chunk of the jobs in the state, especially in the private firms have been taken up by people from Bihar and West Bengal. To help the local students get better jobs and bigger packages, the government decided to take this call.
In his EWS plan, other than curbing the immovable property criteria, Ashok Gehlot will also be taking a look at other parameters like 5 or more acres of land, 1000 sq. feet apartments and 100 sq. feet in some places. The new maximum annual income will also be stretched to 8 lakhs per annum. With the government being supportive of the youth, actions like these have cheered the students up. They have a greater incline towards availing the EWS Scheme through state services in the educational institutions of the state.
Gehlot does not stop there, he truly believes in the youth of his state as he is also trying to make a favourable environment in his state for entrepreneurs and is also trying to bring in a new transparent single-window system to grow more industries in Rajasthan. The CM has also said most of the vacancies are in the education department, which is a serious issue. He has already promised that this year 25,000 students will be receiving loans up to one lakh under the Mukhyamantri Yuva Rozgar Yojana. The Ashok Gehlot government of Rajasthan is preparing to regularize more than one lakh contract employees. Till January 2001, the Chief Minister’s Secretariat is exercising to regularize the contractual staff appointed in various departments. The finance department has made a draft to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot regarding the financial burden and the arrangements made on the government by regularizing the contract employees. Along with this, the government will not appoint retired employees on future pay or pension on permanent salary. With the state government backing the potential of the youth and the chief minister working tirelessly believing in them who knows what the future holds for Rajasthan.