Raipur, Apr 09
Thousands of unemployed youths across the state reached the capital Raipur to participate in the demonstration staged by Chhattisgarh Trained DED, BEd Association near Budhatalab under the banner of DEd-BEd Kalyan Sangh-Faculty of Arts. They shouted slogans against the state government and raised their demand.
Despite availability of lakhs of vacant posts in various government departments, no recruitment has been done, said the protestors. Chhattisgarh government has stopped the recruitment for the last 1 year, stating that the reservation is pending in the High Court, they said adding that many posts are lying vacant in education, health, police, revenue, water resources, agriculture, electricity, veterinary departments. The agitating unemployed youths have demanded the state government to start recruitment on these posts soon.
The youth said that Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had announced the recruitment of more than 10,000 teachers and other posts in August 2022 but neither notification had been issued nor the process of recruitment had started yet. Delay in the process of recruitment caused widespread resentment among the unemployed youth, the agitating youth said.
The unemployed youth have demanded recruitment of special teachers for Divyang, laboratory teachers, junior engineers, professors, RIs, Patwaris, Amin Patwaris, hostel superintendents, VYAPAM Joint Recruitment, GPSC, Cooperative, Forest Guards, Home Guards, librarians, arts and science teachers, veterinary doctors, and several posts.
They demanded to start the recruitment process before the elections according to the 50% reservation roster directed by the Chhattisgarh High Court.
‘It is not possible to sustain at 2500’
Raipur: Youth do not need unemployment allowance; rather they need jobs, office bearers of the Chhattisgarh Trained DEd and BEd Association said. Today every family has more than one youth who wish to work according to their skills. But instead of giving employment to them, the government is offering them lollipop of Rs 2500, they said. In today’s era of inflation, it is not possible to maintain the family at Rs 2500, they said. They said that youth felt compelled to come to streets for recruitment. The youth warned that if their demands were not considered, the government would have to face serious consequences in the assembly elections.