State Government Determined to Provide Employment Opportunities to Youth


        Jaipur,  Feb 8. The State Government is determined to provide employment opportunities to the youth of the State. In the last three years, One Lakh youth have been given appointment in various departments and the process has been started for the recruitment of One Lakh posts. 

Recently during Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET)-2021, the State Government had arranged free commuting for lakhs of candidates. People extended support in providing accommodation and food to these candidates. Arrangements were made for monitoring through the Special Operation Group (SOG) to prevent cheating during the examination. The Internet services were shut during the exams to check such incidents.

SOG with its vigilance system collected information about such candidates and miscreats before the examination and initiated action. The state Government to ensure that no criminal is spared and strict action will be taken against any such persons. Keeping this in mind, a total of 42 officers and personnel have been suspended and terminated after the REET examination held on September 26, 2021.

SOG acting impartially, in a short span of time, found from where the question paper was leaked and who were prima facie involved in it. The quick investigation is on and till now a total of 38 people have been arrested including 14 candidates. In this case, an amount up to Rs 1.16 crore has been recovered.

The State Government has immediately terminated 42 officers-personnel including Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education, Ajmer chairman Shri DP Jaroli and Board Secretary based on the investigation and information received so far. The action of SOG is still on. 

The State Government has concluded that since no paper leak incident has come to light in level-one of the REET exam. Besides this, candidates have to be given appointments on around 15,500 posts of teacher recruitment. In such a situation, these posts should be filled soon in the interest of unemployed youth and candidates. It has also been decided that this year the candidates who have passed the REET level-I examination will be given appointment based on merit. They do not have to appear for any other examination for teacher recruitment for the appointment.

In the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot on Monday, the cabinet decided to cancel the REET examination conducted for level-2. The date of the forthcoming exam will be announced soon, with the report of the committee constituted under the chairmanship of Former High Court Judge Justice VK Vyas for the transparency of the competitive exams coming on March 15.

The cabinet decided to increase the number of posts from 20,000 to 30,000 to be recruited through the REET exam-2022 to fill the vacant posts in the school. Adding 16,500 posts of level-II of REET-2021, it is now proposed to hold REET-2022 for a total of 46,500 posts in July this year. With this, REET-2021 level-II candidates and students who are presently studying BSTC and B.Ed will also get an opportunity to appear in the exam. The result of students who are doing BSTC is expected in June.

The cabinet expressed concern that some people want to mislead the candidates by making unrestrained statements. Such people do not want vacant posts to be filled. The youth should be aware of such elements.