Haryana government on Sunday announced that it would soon launch a special recruitment drive to fill up the backlog posts for Scheduled Castes in the government jobs.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also announced an increase of Rs 10,000 in financial assistance provided by the government for the marriage of daughters belonging to Scheduled Castes community under ‘Mukhyamanti Vivah Shagun Yojna’ from Rs 41,000 to Rs 51,000.
This shagun amount would reach the beneficiaries seven days prior to the marriage, he said.
Addressing a state-level function orgnanised to commemorate the 640th birth anniversary of Guru Ravidass here, he said the state government was making concerted efforts to complete the backlog of posts for Scheduled Castes in the government jobs.
“The process has already been begun. A committee headed by P Ragvendra Rao, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance and Planning) had been asked to study about the percentage of posts for reserved categories lying vacant in different departments. The report of 20 departments has already been received.
“After getting complete report, the government will conduct special recruitment drive to fill up posts for members belonging to the Scheduled Castes,” he said.
Khattar also announced setting up a Bhawan Nirman Academy named after Guru Ravidass at a cost of Rs 100 crore in Jind.
Greeting the people on the birth anniversary of Guru Ravidass, he said apart from these, half acre land would be identified in Panipat for construction of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Hostel. He also announced the release of first instalment of Rs 21 lakh for construction of hostel.
Khattar said following the footsteps of Guru Ravidass, the present BJP government in Haryana is ensuring welfare of all sections of the society.
To restore the faith and trust of people, the government had decided to celebrate the anniversaries of saints at state level.
Referring to the benefits being given to Scheduled Castes in the state, the Chief Minister said that the government is working to enhance their educational and socio-economic status.
“During the last 27 months, scholarships under Dr BR Ambedkar Medhavi Chatra Yojna, have been given to more than 72,000 students,” he said, and listed the various schemes being implemented for the welfare of members belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes.