As per the August 1, 2018 resolution of the GAD in the recruitment of the LRD, the position of the government has been worsened due to the agitation by the reserved and non-reserved classes. Meetings were also held on Sunday after the CM’s residence continued to rally on Saturday. The meeting was held today by Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, Home Minister Pradeep Singh Jadeja, Education Minister Bhupinder Singh Chudasama and Chairman of the recruitment board Vikas Saha. After the meeting, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel held a press conference, saying that the old circular will not be considered. The circular provision dated August 1, 2018 will not be considered, the candidate who has obtained 62.5 per cent marks will be admitted. The Sisters of Bakshi Punch will recruit 3248 instead of 1834. While 511 candidates will be recruited instead of 883 in General category and 476 in ST.
For the last five days, non-reserved women candidates have been agitating with the demand for cancellation of circular. On the other hand, women candidates of the reserved category at Satyagraha Cantonment have also been agitating for 69 days demanding the cancellation of the circular.
Demand for cancellation of circular dated 1st August 2018
More than 250 women belonging to the non-reserved category have started the agitation in Gandhinagar after the Gujarat government announced a resolution on August 1, 2018 on women’s reservation issue. Opposing the government’s decision to amend the resolution, these women started a movement in Gandhinagar on Wednesday demanding the cancellation of the resolution.
Why the dispute started
In August 2018, the state government released a total of 9,713 vacancies for the Police Department’s LRD cadre. There were 3077 vacancies for women, which were tested on January 6, 2019. The merit of this test was released on October 31. In which the merit of the higher merit candidates in the reserved category was excluded from the General Merit. Against this, women candidates belonging to reserved category from across the state have landed in Gandhinagar. In front of it, non-reserved women candidates are also sitting on the dam.
What is the root of the controversy?
As per GR dated August 1, 2018, women candidates in the reserved category have been excluded from the General Merit. Against this, more than 100 women belonging to the reserved category have been raiding at the Satyagraha Cantonment in Gandhinagar for almost 69 days. On the other hand, the women candidates of the disagreeable category, Gandhinagar, came out and filed an application not to cancel the GR. The government has given 33 per cent reservation to women in the recruitment of police, however, according to the circular dated August 1, 2018, the selection will be made only in the category in which the female candidate has filled the form. That is, if a woman has filled out the form in the OBC category, she cannot be found in the General category. This GR led to the situation that women candidates in some reserved category had more makers than women in general category and EWS category, but they were deprived of their jobs in the general category.
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