Government seeks 15 days time from Gujjars on quota issue

  • | Wednesday | 13th June, 2018

A 16-point agreement was signed following which the Gujjar leaders agreed to call off their agitation slated for May 23. JAIPUR: Government of Rajasthan has sought 15 days from the Gujjar community to find out an amicable solution to their reservation issue, especially in various government jobs, exams which were held in the past. During then, the state government had agreed that the 16-point agreement will be implemented in a time-bound manner, a weekly meeting would be held every Friday to check its progress. “Government has failed in clarifying its stand so far,” he added.In the evening, the delegation met chief secretary Talking about the issue, Rajendra Rathore, state parliamentary affairs minister who is also a member of cabinet sub-committee, said, “We are committed to provide reservation to the Gujjars and other communities.”Gujjar leaders and the state government had reached an agreement after several hours of talks on May 19. Gujjar leaders including Kirori Singh Bainsla were earlier unsatisfied with the response so far in the delay in implementation of their 16-point demands, were finally satisfied.Gujjar leaders under the banner ‘Gujjar Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti’ had a meeting with the cabinet sub-committee on Tuesday morning when they discussed their key demands.“The state government has assured us (the delegation) that they will find a solution on the issues and have sought 15 days’ time to provide the reservation benefits in various government jobs for the recruitments held from December 9, 2016 to December 21, 2017,” said Himmat Singh, spokesman of Gujjar Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti.Earlier in the day, Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla expressed his displeasure before the state’s cabinet sub-committee for the delay in implementation of Gujjar demands.

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