Quotas for ex-servicemen in jobs will be ensured, Gupta tells Sainik body
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 00:12 Staff Reporter | Bhopal
State Home Minister Uma Shankar Gupta chaired the 17th meeting of Rajya Sainik Board here on Monday.
The meeting discussed provision of 10 per cent and 20 per cent reservation to ex-servicemen in Class-III and Class-IV posts, respectively, and applying the carry-forward system in it, extension of reservation benefit to ex-servicemen vis-à-vis reserved post in police recruitment and making available vehicles on hire for the Beti Bachao Abhiyan and officers of the District Ex-Servicemen Welfare Board.
Uma Shankar Gupta said that implementation of provisions for reservation to ex-servicemen in general and police recruitments will be ensured. He said that a meeting of the senior officers of General Administration and Police Departments will be convened in connection with rules.
The Home Minister said that people join defence service for the security of countrymen under a missionary zeal. The entire country holds them in esteem. He said that an honourable place to ex-servicemen and their families will go a long way in inspiring youths to join these services.
The meeting also discussed making available on hire to 21 District Ex-servicemen Welfare Offices. Gupta said all possible assistance will be made available at the administrative level for running welfare programmes of ex-servicemen.
The meeting also discussed the phenomenon of less average of youths joining the army from Madhya Pradesh that other States. It also discussed a proposal to urge army, military and other educational institutions in the State to encourage students to join defence forces and imparting training to them accordingly.
Gupta instructed that the initiative of such training of youth should be taken by Ex-servicemen Welfare Department in coordination and consultation with the Education Department.
Those who attended the meeting included Commander Bhopal Sub-Area Suresh Gupta, Secretary Home Seema Sharma, Director Ex-servicemen Welfare Brigadier George Mathai, Joint Director Ex-Servicemen Welfare Col VK Chaubey and officers of General Administration, Police, Home departments etc.
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