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CM announces abolition of interviews for Group C posts


By Our Staff Reporter

Haldwani, 1 Mar: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami addressed a public meeting at Ramlila Maidan, here, today after participating in a gratitude rally organised by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha on the occasion of implementation of the anti-copying law.

Addressing the public meeting, CM Dhami announced that the requirement of interviews for recruitment to any Group ‘C’ post, within or outside the purview of the State Public Service Commission, would be abolished with immediate effect. He said that the requirement of interview will also be done away with in case of Group C posts of technical posts like JEs, etc. Interviews will only be necessary in case of higher posts where interview is desirable such as PCS or other Group A or Group B posts. Even in this case, the weightage for the interview will not be more than 10 percent of the total marks. He said that even in cases where marks for performance in the interviews are given less than the 40 percent of Maximum Marks or more than 70 percent of the maximum marks, the person conducting the interviews will have to mention a clear reason for doing the same. This, the CM said, will ensure greater transparency in the selection process.

Dhami said that he was overwhelmed by the grand welcome accorded by the youth in Haldwani. He asserted that no one can rob the rights of the youth who have given the examination on the basis of hard work. The state government is committed to adopting strictest measures to ensure that no one else can take advantage of the success of the youth. Under these steps, the government has made the country’s most stringent anti-copying law to prevent cheating in competitive examinations. The state government will not allow the future of any young person to be harmed.

The Chief Minister said that the people of the state are paramount for the government and that every decision is being taken on the basis of public sentiments. Work is being done to raise the standard of living of every section of the society. The state government will always try to work in the interest of the public. It is the effort of the state government that the upcoming budget should be a youth and employment oriented one. The government will bring a budget which will be in accordance with the hopes and aspirations of the youth of the state and towards achieving self reliance for the women and also for the farmers.

Dhami said that it is the constant effort of the state government to make life easier for the common people. Uttarakhand has to be made the best state only by the progress and development of the common people. He said that whatever opportunity he has got to serve Uttarakhand, he has tried to dedicate every moment of it to the state. Keeping in mind the interests of the women of the state, the state government implemented its decision to provide 30 percent reservation to women in government jobs, while the sports quota was also reintroduced. The government first implemented the new education policy in Uttarakhand, The government is working to bring policies related to various departments including tourism policy, energy policy in the state, these policies will prove helpful in promoting employment in future.

He asserted that the tough decision of the anti-copying law implemented in the state by the state government will ensure that the copying mafia is destroyed completely. He also made it clear that the new law was meant only for the competitive examinations conducted by the state government and not for the school or college examinations.

Union Minister Ajay Bhatt, Cabinet Minister Saurabh Bahuguna, MLAs Arvind Pandey, Bansidhar Bhagat, Shiv Arora, Sarita Arya, Mohan Singh Bist, Ram Singh Kaira, Trilok Singh Cheema, BJP General Secretary (Organisation) Ajaey Kumar were among those present on the occasion.