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Supreme court order on SBC reservation to pave way for 60,000 government jobs in Rajasthan

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May 10, 2017, 4:53 pm


Jaipur: The latest Supreme court order in Special Backward Classes (SBC) dispute has come as a huge relief to thousands of youths looking for government jobs.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Rajasthan government to start recruitment and asked it not to stall them over the SBC quota issue.

It said that the government could go ahead with recruitment of 1252 candidates selected under the SBC quota. However, whether these candidates would keep their jobs will be subject to the judgement on the SBC reservation that is yet to come. If the Supreme court quashed the SCB reservation upholding the Rajasthan high court judgement in the matter, these candidates would have to be removed even after getting recruited.

The government submitted a list of 1252 candidates selected under SBC quota with an affidavit in the apex court.

The judgement will pave the way for appointment and release of results for more than 60,000 government jobs in the near future.

In February, Supreme Court admitted the petition of the Rajasthan government against the High Court’s judgment which quashed the reservation of 5 per cent to SBCs, including Gujjars.

The Supreme Court had also accepted the prayer of the government and protected already appointed and thousands of people admitted to the SBC community in government departments and institutions, which were appointed after bringing the 2015 Act by the present Vasundhara Raje government.

Thousands of youths were waiting for legal dispute to resolve since Rajasthan High Court quashed the SBC Act 2015 brought by the present government providing 5 per cent reservation to the SBC category and also the report of the State Backward Classes Commission on the basis of which it was granted.

Currently the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) is to announce results and give jobs even after conducting results for many examinations. These examinations include school lecturers, 2nd grade teachers, 3rd grade teachers, patwari, junior accountant, college lecturer, laboratory assistants, jail guards, hostel superintendents and gram sevaks.

First published: May 10, 2017