Bringing in a new set of reforms for the reserved category candidates, Rajasthan State Cabinet has taken a decision to provide an additional 5% relief in the minimum marks for SC/ST candidates applying for Clerk Grade II and Stenographers' recruitment examination. The Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Rajendra Rathore quoted that the minimum pass out score of 40% and 36% respectively for first and second stages of the examination in case of direct recruitment. Apart from this, the Rajasthan State Other Backward Categories list is also being amended to include all the persons of Nagarchi, Damami, Rana and Bayati (Barot) castes.
As per the amendments, the Dholi caste persons, with sub-castes of Nagarchi, Damami, Rana and Bayati (Barot) names would now be provided with Scheduled Caste certificates. Apart from the additions, the sub-caste Devasi is being added to the OBS list along with Raika and Rebari (Debasi). The amendments further include the provision to recruit 50% of all Jamadaar Grade II posts in the Rajasthan Excise Subordinate services would be direct recruitment while the rest 50% would be through promotions. Also, 75% posts of drivers would also be filled through direct recruitment and 25% through promotion. As for constables' posts, all the posts would be filled through direct recruitment.
Adding to the tally of amendments, Rathore has also added a 12.5% ex-servicemen quota for the services. The provision of standards for physical fitness as well as skill tests for the above-mentioned posts has also been approved by the cabinet. Added to the long list of educational and recruitment related amendments is the decision to amend the Rajasthan Technical Universities Regulations. An amendment bill is being proposed to be presented to the State Assembly which would give the State Government the right to appoint the Vice-Chancellor of any new technical university.