Reservation demand puts Assistant Professors recruitment on hold in Bihar

The state of Bihar is keen in pushing the people to grab opportunities within the state and not let outsiders take over  what they believe belong only to the people of Bihar. Well, the issue of reservation for locals has been witnessed in several states where small political parties always persist in their wish to provide quotas to their own state people and not let people from other states get the jobs. They believe that these outsiders get the jobs owing to better resources they had in their places. Although, it cannot be refuted that the state of education is very low in Bihar and the teaching capacity remains in question, yet the RJD party has gone ahead with their demand to hold the interviews which were being held for Assistant Professor various subjects of the universities.

The RJD along with other political parties of the state are demanding reservation in the jobs for Bihar natives. An ongoing recruitment process was ceased by the state Public Service Commission at the behest of the state government. The recruitment process was going on for filling 3,345 posts of Assistant Professors. “The state government has asked the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) to put on hold the interview being carried out for appointment of Assistant Professors for various subjects in the state’s universities,” Bihar’s Education Minister Ashok Choudhary said on Saturday.

The Bihar Public State Commission secretary Prabhat Kumar Sinha has confirmed this as well and stated that the commission would only abide by whatsoever directives the state government gives to it. Although, no letter has been received so far yet the commission is planning to act upon the verbal instruction. Sinha gave the confirmation regarding this information too. He said,”We have not received the letter to this effect so far, but Commission will go by the directives of the state government.” The domiciliary issue was pushed by none other than the RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav who had demanded 80 percent reservation for locals in jobs as well as in educational institutions.

The Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushil Kumar Modi also supported this demand and asked to put a stop to the ongoing interview. The demand asks to incorporate the latest guidelines of UGC (which approved pre-2009 Ph.D). In April this year, UGC had relieved candidates registered for M.Phil/Ph.D program before July 11, 2009, from clearing the National Eligibility Test (NET) or the State-Level Eligibility Test (SLET) in order to become entitled for appointment as assistant professors in colleges and universities.

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