The Rajasthan cabinet on Monday decided to provide a 5 percent relaxation in direct clerk recruitment for Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates. The relaxation means that a candidate who belongs to one of these categories will need a minimum of 40 percent and 36 percent marks at first and second stages of the examination, respectively.
The cabinet meet was chaired by Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje. Rajendra Rathore, Parliamentary Affairs minister said that according to the amendments, 50 percent of total posts off Jamadaar Grade II in Rajasthan State Excise Subordinate Services will be filled via direct recruitment while the other 50 percent would be filled through promotions.
Rathore added that all the jobs of the constables in excise subordinate service will now be filled via direct recruitment. The 75 percent posts of the driver will be filled through direct recruitment and 25 percent by promotions. Rathore went on to say that during the cabinet meet it was also decided that ex-servicemen quota in direct recruitment for the service wiill be 12.5 percent.
The cabinet has also made amends for written tests and physical fitness for these posts. However, the provision of the interview was set aside.
In another decision, the cabinet decided to improve the Rajasthan State Other Backward Categories list and after the amendment, Damani, Rana, Nagarchi and Bayati (Barot) castes would be able to get state OBC certificates. While members of the Dholi caste, who use Nagarchi, Rana, Damani, and Bayati names as their sub-castes would be issues a Scheduled Caste certificates.
Rathore said that the cabinet also decided to improve the Rajasthan Technical Universities Regulations via an amendment bill which will be represented in the state Assembly.