Tiwari and Kataria clash over govt job recruitment
During the zero hour, the Assembly witnessed arguments between rebel BJP MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari and state home minister Gulabchand Kataria over the issue of recruitments in government jobs.Updated: Feb 06, 2018 21:38 IST
There was high drama in the state Assembly on Tuesday on the second day of the budget session when Nasirabad MLA Ramnarayan Gurjar sat on a dharna at the well of the House. However, the dharna ended shortly and there was no disruption in the proceedings.
During the zero hour, the Assembly witnessed arguments between rebel BJP MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari and state home minister Gulabchand Kataria over the issue of recruitments in government jobs. There was also a sharp exchange between Tiwari and state parliamentary affairs and panchayati raj minister Rajendra Rathore.
Tiwari said that there are about 2.44 lakh vacancies in the government out of which about 1.50 lakh government job recruitments are stuck in the courts due to faulty SBC (special backward class) reservation policy of the government that has been stayed by the court. He said that the government has earned about Rs 428 crore from the application fees of the candidates whose recruitment is stuck in the court. Tiwari added that by giving many schools and hospitals on PPP mode, about 60,000 government jobs have been abolished.
In his reply, state home minister Gulabchand Kataria countered that a lot of confusion was being created in Rajasthan and that there were only 402 posts of ITI graduates that were stuck due to stay by the court. Apart from that, the process of other recruitments was under various stages. He said that the state government has given 1.69 lakh jobs under RPSC and other department recruitments over the past four years and has drawn up a month-wise recruitment calendar for this year as the recruitment process stuck due to EBC reservation was back on track. He listed out the month-wise figures for filling out a total of 95,000 vacancies.
Earlier during the question hour, discussions were held on incomplete compensation provided to those affected from flood under the state government flood relief package, due to lack of bank accounts.
In reply to a query, the state PHED minister Surendra Goyal said that the detailed project report (DPR) of drinking water project, in six remaining towns of Jhunjunu, and the survey work, is being done by the company, that will be completed by December 2018.
He was interrupted by deputy leader of opposition Govind Singh Dotasara, who said that the government has failed miserably in providing clean water in villages and towns.
The issues of dilapidated condition of Aganwadi centres in Jodhpur, poor condition of national highway in Bhiwadi, incomplete dams in Beawar, tube wells drying up in Dodh, anti-encroachment drive in Karauli and lack of government college in Bansur, also came up during the question hour.
After the zero hour, BJP MLA Abhishek Matoria, in his reply to the governor’s address, presented the achievements of the state government in the past four years, and compared it with the work done during five years of Congress regime.