Appointments to over 20,000 government agencies over the next 5 months: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani
GANDHINAGAR: Gujarat Prime Minister Vijay Rupani announced on Saturday that all candidates selected for government posts will receive letters of appointment immediately, while new recruitment for vacancies will be announced shortly. He said more than 20,000 government agencies will be appointed in the state over the next 5 months.

Rupani has asked the state recruitment agencies to continue the recruitment process that had previously been suspended following a case pending in the Gujarat Supreme Court over a General Administration Department (GAD) decision dated August 1, 2018. The High Court overturned that order on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister had convened a meeting on Tuesday with the Gujarat Civil Service Commission (GPSC), Gaun Seva Pasandgi Mandal (Association for the Selection of Subordinate Class Services), Panchayat Seva Pasandgi Mandal and officials from the police, GAD and the education department.

The meeting decided that letters of appointment would be issued immediately to the 8,000 government vacancies that have completed the hiring process but the appointment process has stalled due to the pandemic.

Rupani said job recruitment reviews that were previously announced will be conducted once the pandemic situation normalizes.

“The announcement of the recruitment of 9,650 government positions came before the pandemic. The recruitment process for this will also begin in January 2021,” Rupani said on Saturday.

The development comes after the judgment of the High Court to repeal the GAD decision of August 1, 2018, according to which deserving women in reserved categories are not allowed to be included in the general category.

The GAD had passed a resolution that candidates in reserved categories applying for government positions should only be considered under the SC, ST and OBC quota and not under the general category, despite their higher position in the earnings list. The High Court overturned this order on Tuesday.


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