The Tripura government has announced a new recruitment policy within which it is expected to ensure reservations for female candidates in government jobs.
During a press conference, Education and Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath said, “We have canceled the existing recruitment policy and for better transparency and fairness in government recruitment, the Cabinet has accepted new recruitment policy. This essentially is for being fair and transparent. There should not be any biasness and the deserving candidates should get the job and be part of the administration. It was there in our vision document and so this government for fairness in recruitment has accepted new policy”.
Adding, he said, that his government has annulled the earlier employment rules framed by the former government.
Nath also said, “The earlier government while recruiting employees has done partiality and ignored quality candidates. From now on, a written examination would be done for recruiting employees for the group ‘C’ and group ‘D’ posts.”
In another important decision taken by the Cabinet, it said that it has decided to reserve ten percent of the post in the police for women.
“There shall be ten percent reservation for women in the police force at all levels under Home department. Till date in this state, there was no reservation for women in the recruitment of police but the present government has taken this decision to reserve ten percent for women in all posts of the police force”, said Nath.
Chairing the Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that in order to recruit government employees for the group ‘C’ and group ‘D’ posts, a separate institution would be constituted and the existing Tripura Public Service Commission would be further strengthened for selecting best candidates for the required government posts.
The BJP government on Saturday has also decided to increase the salaries and allowances of the judicial officers with effect from January 2016.