Government initiates the process for direct recruitment of 11,485 LDCs
Jaipur: The state government has finally cleared the way for direct recruitment of 11,485 lower divisional clerks (LDC). The government had made the announcement for recruitment four years ago but it was stalled due to litigation.
The Panchayati Raj department has sent the proposal for recruitment to the finance department for approval. This has come as good news for thousands of youths who have been awaiting posting for the past four years. The Panchayati Raj department has sought permission for creating posts so that the process of direct recruitment can begin.
The previous Gehlot government had announced direct recruitment of 21,748 LDCs. The contractual employees of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) were to be given appointment for the post of LDCs on the basis of bonus marks for their work.
The government accepted 19,275 posts and recruited 7790 LDCs, but some applicants approached the Rajasthan high court against the government’s decision to fill the posts on the basis of bonus marks.
The court stayed the recruitment following which the government approached the Supreme Court. The apex court refused to intervene, clearing the way for the government.
A major chunk of salary will be contributed by the union government under the MGNREGA scheme.