Govt failed to deliver its promised 15 lakh jobs, claims ex-CM Gehlot

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jaipur
  • Updated: Sep 21, 2015 16:51 IST

Targeting the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government for failing to deliver its promise to provide 15 lakh jobs to the youth, former chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday said in her 19 months tenure, chief minister Vasundhara Raje has not taken any serious step in the direction.

“It is unfortunate that youth are running pillar to post for the employment,” the veteran Congress leader said.

“Instead of providing new recruitment opportunities, the state government has removed 25,000 vidhyarthi mitras and 4,000 computer teachers, besides employees from the departments like labour, health, minority affair, etc,” claimed Gehlot.

The two-time chief minister also alleged that during the assembly elections Raje had promised to remove Rajasthan Teacher Eligibility Test (RTET), but it was yet to declare the dates for the Recruitment Cum Eligibility Exam for Teachers (REET) introduced in its place.

While lakhs of teaching applicants were turning over age while waiting for the REET, around 7.5 lakh applicants who cleared the Recruitment Cum Eligibility Exam for Teachers are waiting for recruitment too, Gehlot said. “Besides, recruitment of 7,538 clerks and 1,000 mining guards has not been finalized yet,” he said.

“The government should make serious efforts to fulfill the promise of providing 15 lakh jobs,” he said.

The ruling BJP had stated all vacant posts in schools would be filled before the next academic session.

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