Gujarat Exam News

SBi, RPSC, BPSC — List of government jobs to apply this week
The Indian Express | 14 hours ago | |
The Indian Express
14 hours ago | |

For those looking to utilise their weekends to apply for jobs, here’s a list of government jobs with an ongoing registration process.Candidates should remember to check the eligibility criteria, the number of vacancies, the application process and the last date to apply through the given official websites for each job listed below.BPSC 68th CCE 2022The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) today started the registration process for the 68th combined competitive exam (CCE). A total of 281 vacancies are to be filled through this recruitment process. Of these, 77 vacant posts are reserved for women candidates. The preliminary exam is scheduled to be held on February 12, as per the official schedule.Last date to apply: December 20.Where to apply: bpsc.bih.nic.inBihar CSBC Recruitment 2022The Central Selection Board of Constable (CSBC) Bihar is inviting applications for the posts of prohibition constables. For the post of constable, candidates should have passed class 12 on or before January 1, 2022 The candidates should be between the age of 18 to 23 years to be eligible for application.Last date to apply: December 14 Where to apply: csbc.bih.nic.inRPSC Food Security Officer RecruitmentThe Rajasthan Public Service Commission has invited applications for the post of Food Safety Officer. There are a total of 179 non-TSP vacancies, three Sahariya vacancies and 18 TSP vacancies. The aspirant must have working knowledge of Hindi and the culture of Rajasthan.Last date to apply: November 30Where to apply: rpsc.rajasthan.gov.inSBI pecialist cadre officer recruitmentThe State Bank of India recently invited applications for the post of specialist cadre officer on regular basis and contractual basis. The applications are available for a total of 65 posts. There are a total of 55 vacancies for the post of manager (credit analyst) in the middle management grade scale 3. The minimum age for appointment is 25 years and the maximum age is 35 years.Last date to apply:Where to apply: sbi.co.inRajasthan RSMSSB community health officers recruitment The Rajasthan Subordinate and Ministerial Services Selection Board (RSMSSB), Jaipur has invited applications for the post of Community Health Officer. A total of 3071 posts which will be filled through this recruitment drive. The aspirants should have a BSc in Community Health, Nurse (GNM or BSc), Ayurveda practitioner (BAMS) from a recognised institute.Last date to apply: December 7Where to apply:  rsmssb.rajasthan.gov.inDepartment of Posts recruitmentThe Department of Posts recently announced 188 vacancies against various posts under sports quota for Gujarat postal circle. The posts for which the vacancies are open are Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant, Postman, Mail Guard and Multi Tasking Staff. The tentative date for the provisional list of shortlisted candidates is December 6.Last date to apply: November 27Where to apply: dopsportsrecruitment.in 

SBi, RPSC, BPSC — List of government jobs to apply this week
Gujarat University medical exams to start on December 23
Times of India | 3 days ago | |
Times of India
3 days ago | |

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat University on Wednesday announced that second-year MBBS exams will begin on December 23. On November 19, a week after students whose exams were originally scheduled for December 2 demanded that the exams be postponed due to them clashing with polling for the state assembly election, the university had postponed the exams to December 9. Voting day is December 1 for the first phase and December 5 for the second.Sources said the university further delayed the exams after students' associations asked for a further deferral. The university also said that exams for paramedical courses have also been deferred to December 9. Students had said the university had postponed all exams that were clashing with polling dates except those of second year MBBS, MSc Nursing and PG physiotherapy.

Gujarat University medical exams to start on December 23
  • GU medical exams postponed to December 9
  • Times of India

    Ahmedabad: A week after about 1,700 students whose weeklong MBBS second-year final exams were to begin on December 2, demanded that the exams be postponed as they clash with polling dates for the state assembly election, the university on Saturday postponed the exams to December 9. Voting day is December 1 for the first phase December 5 for the second. Students said Gujarat University has postponed all exams that were clashing with polling dates except for the second year MBBS, MSc nursing and PG physiotherapy exams. Students had said they would be unable to vote with the current exam schedule. Earlier GU had announced that the examinations that were to begin on November 22 and December 8 have been postponed due to the assembly election. A statement from the university said the likely new dates are December 12 and December 27, respectively. Semester examinations for the commerce, business management, science, law and education faculties have been postponed as most of the teaching staff have been given election duties. Many college and university campuses are also being used as polling stations. The university will announce a detailed exam schedule at a later stage, the university had said. Sources said GU postponed the exams after receiving many complaints from studnets and parents. Sources said that one of the reasons for postponing the exams is that LD Engineering College is selected as one of the counting centers and EVMs will also be stored there. This would have created a lot of disturbance during the exams as LD Engineering College is located in the GU campus area. Students welcoming the decision said that postponing the exams will help many MBBS students who are studying at colleges in Ahmedabad are registered as voters from other towns and villages and would have to travel to their home towns to vote. According to election commission figures, there are 11.74 lakh first-time voters in the state and 93,000 of them are from Ahmedabad.

  • Gujarat University postpones medical exams to December 9
  • Times of India

    AHMEDABAD: A week after 1,700-odd second-year MBBS students - whose final exams were to begin on December 2 - demanded that the exams be postponed as they clash with polling dates for the state assembly election, Gujarat University on Saturday postponed the exams to December 9. Voting day is December 1 for the first phase December 5 for the second. Students said Gujarat University had postponed all exams that were clashing with polling dates except for the second-year MBBS, MSc Nursing and PG Physiotherapy exams. Students said they would be unable to vote due to the earlier exam schedule. The university had earlier said that the exams that were to begin on November 22 and December 8 had been postponed due to the assembly election. A statement from the university said the likely new dates are December 12 and December 27, respectively.

‘Bengal has 3.68 lakh vacancies. Mamata will do what Assam did, abolish 8,000 posts’: CPM youth leader
The Indian Express | 5 days ago | |
The Indian Express
5 days ago | |

The CPIM’s youth and student wing, the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), has been standing behind protesting students who claim they were unfairly denied government school teaching jobs in what has now blown up into the West Bengal TET (Teachers’ Eligibility Test) scam, from the very first day. The DYFI state secretary, Minakshi Mukherjee, is leading the movement from the front. Protesters often talk about her as the “captain” of this movement. She spoke to The Indian Express on a range of topics. Excerpts:Is there any data on how many people have landed jobs from these melas? An educated person will ask for the data. If I’m conducting a Rozgar Mela, won’t I have the data? If India is now “skilled”, as the Centre wants us to believe, what were Indians doing in Qatar, working as labourers to build the infrastructure for the ongoing football World Cup? What is worse, is to just go to any city in India and take a dip into the crowd. You will see someone speaking in Bengali. They were jobless in West Bengal, so they are going to other states.All I can say is that she must be examined for chemical imbalance in her brain. You will get your answer if you go to Singur and talk to the people now. The then-Opposition leader [Mamata Banerjee] filed a case in courts against the [then Left Front] government. By the time the court ruling came, she was the Chief Minister, and yet she lost the case. Her statement is like “Chit bhi meri, pat bhi meri (Heads I win, tails you lose)”.The government is not interested in a healthy debate, because, for that, it has to be honest and responsible. If the government’s policy is to encourage corruption and steal, there’s no liability and any fair discussion is not possible. That’s why the ruling class resorts to suppressing such movements for accountability, and that’s what this government is doing.Firstly, we want to take the movement forward. Secondly, we want to explore if there is any solution to this problem. Remember, this has been going on for 11 years. Let me recount a personal experience to explain the current stand-off. On the day we gave a deputation to the state education minister, he said, “I have heard that lakhs of boys and girls have sat for the exam, but only a few thousand are present in the Dharmatala protest!” What he wanted to say is that it’s not a widespread concern, that all the boys and girls who have appeared for the exam should come up at the protest for the government to sit up and take notice! In other words, the government is saying “Do what you can do. I don’t bother”.A lot of people who don’t have the qualification! We’re getting information that boys and girls who failed, landed jobs. It might be a job, but it comes with huge responsibility and requires accountability.Teachers sacrifice a lot to raise the profile of the school. Who do they sacrifice for? Those who go to government schools. Who goes to government schools? Common people, the poor, those who need mid-day meals in schools. If that is the case, the state’s working people will suffer. So they should also be included in the movement, and it will only intensify. This fight is not only for the children who are going to study in government schools. Those who don’t send their sons and daughters to government schools also pay tax. The government can’t do whatever it wants with their tax money just because their sons and daughters are not being educated by the government.The former state education minister is in jail. So are an MLA and many education department officers. So, the corruption was not carried out by a single man. The problem is with the government’s policy. In other words, this government needs to go.Our job is to stand beside these aspirants. In this fight, we have already lost our comrade Maidul Islam Middya. Many other comrades were jailed, or have false cases lodged against them. So, this is our fight too, and it will continue.The CBI and the ED did not spontaneously launch their investigations. Why did they have to be roped in? Because the job aspirants have been sitting on roads for 11 years. They have filed many cases, and many officials, including the chief minister, have promised them justice, but done nothing. People have started to lose faith in this government. Only after that, when the court ordered CBI to investigate, did the central agencies come and start their probe. We want the CBI and ED to follow the law. After all, they too are paid through our tax money. But we have to continue our fight, and won’t withdraw.West Bengal currently has 3.68 lakh vacancies in government jobs. But we know this state government will do exactly what the Assam government did. They just abolished 8,000 vacant posts. This government has already started saying it will abolish 50,000 vacant posts in our municipalities. We believe you have to create more new posts to give better service to the people. The government has appointed two lakh people on contract instead. Why were they not given permanent appointments? If this government can’t take proper policy decisions, we have to change it. So, this fight is a bigger fight. It’s not only to set the state’s education system right, but to challenge this government’s wrong policies in every sector. We decided that for such a big fight, we have to reach out at the booth-level, and knock on the doors of every resident of the state.This is not the scenario only in West Bengal, but across the country. The Centre has privatised everything, from railways, BSNL, coal, to airlines, transforming the people into modern slaves. In India, one in nine people are jobless. Meanwhile, after the bridge collapse in Gujarat [Morbi], the Prime Minister said it was God’s wish. When Assam was flooded, instead of relief, the state Chief Minister offered puja to the river with taxpayers’ money! It’s going on in every part of the country.

‘Bengal has 3.68 lakh vacancies. Mamata will do what Assam did, abolish 8,000 posts’: CPM youth leader
Student by day, security guard by night — how children who lost parents to Covid are balancing life and school
The Indian Express | 1 week ago | |
The Indian Express
1 week ago | |

As many as 1,47,492 children in India have lost either one or both parents due to Covid-19 since March 2020, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) told the Supreme Court in January this year. Out of these, the maximum number of children is between the age group of eight to 13 years (59,010), followed by children in the age group of 14 to 15 years.Many of these children are now left with an ocean of grief and a financial battle to fight. But it is their willingness to fulfill their parents’ dreams that have helped them survive against all odds.Filled with hope, these children share stories of strength and resilience.Juggling between the family business and school — the Kanpur siblings2021 was the toughest year for Aditya Sanghi (16) and his 17-year-old sister Rudranshi Sanghi who lost their mother to the second wave of Covid-19. With a partially paralysed father to take care of, the siblings decided to take over the family business to support their education.“I wanted to be an automobile engineer but the unfortunate death of my mother changed all plans. My sister and I juggle between school and business and hence there is little time left for any coaching I would have needed for JEE preparation. As guided by my teachers, I took up the commerce stream in Class 11. Since my sister is also studying the same stream, she helps me in my studies,” Aditya told indianexpress.com“We attend school on alternate days. So the days when my sister attends school, I handle business and vice-versa. The authorities of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School have been supportive all through this shift. My mother was my only guide and support. Even after she left, her motivating words stayed with me and I scored 89 per cent in Class 10 board exams,” he added.Dropped a year after school only to emerge strongerJodhpur’s Raj Rathi lost both his parents to Covid-19 in 2021. Despite going through a rough phase, Raj scored 96.4 per cent in Class 12 board exams.“My parents always guided me to work hard but never pressured me into taking up any particular subject. Their demise took a toll on my mental health and this is when I decided to take a break for a year. I stayed with my elder siblings all this while and in December 2021, I started preparing for CLAT. I enrolled with Toprankers for coaching who supported me both academically and financially,” Raj shared.He cleared the CLAT 2022 with AIR 516 and got admission to one of the two colleges he was aiming to join. “I wanted to either join NALSAR Hyderabad or Gujarat National Law University. With a good score, I was accepted at GNLU along with a scholarship to support my college fees. Once I complete my integrated BBA-LLB degree, I would want to be a corporate lawyer,” he added.Student by day… security guard by nightAfter his father’s demise in May 2021, 18-year-old Vikash Kumar was caught in thoughts of livelihood and caregiving. With a family of six to support, Vikash’s mother took up odd jobs to educate and feed her children. “I passed Class 12 in 2021 and wanted to pursue engineering. But as my father passed away, the financial instability forced me to look for alternatives. That’s when Priya didi from Parkshala NGO guided me to pursue BCA and also took all financial burden away. I am now in the second year of BCA at IMT Greater Noida,” Vikash said.However, life after his father’s death has not been easy for Vikash and his family who live on rent in a one-room house in Noida. “The rent is high and with a family of six, it gets difficult for my mother to feed all of us. So I took up a job as a helper with Cancercare Trust NGO and later as a security guard at an office. It at least helps in paying off the house rent,” he shared.Lost both parents, a friend came to rescueFor 15-year-old Aryan Sanjay Kandekar, life changed after he lost both his parents to Covid within a span of five months last year. Aryan then took shelter at his grandmother’s dilapidated home in Beed, Maharashtra. Currently studying in Class 10, Aryan wants to be a bank manager once he grows up. “Covid years were tough for me both personally and academically. As classes were conducted online, I missed most of my tutorials in the initial months after my father passed away. But my friend came to my rescue and we attended online classes through his mother’s mobile phone. I am grateful for his family who let me study with him. I want to study hard and earn well so that I never have to depend on anyone financially,” he said.Till 2020, Aryan attended speech therapy to treat stuttering but after losing both parents to Covid, he has no financial resources left to continue the therapy. “My grandmother is not aware of my treatment needs, nor do I want to trouble her with an additional burden. She spends most of her pension on my studies, books, and other essentials. The stammer is now an identity for me and I have accepted it. My friends and teachers are supportive and patient with me which encourages me to not see this as a shortfall,” Aryan said.‘Will fulfill my father’s dream’“My father always wanted to be a doctor but he couldn’t due to financial constraints. I will fulfill his dreams,” said 15-year-old Shikha Verma, a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Lucknow who lost her father to Covid during the second-wave of pandemic.“My father used to work as a receptionist with Javitri Hospital and he lost his life during Covid while saving the lives of others. His sacrifice is an inspiration for me and I want to fulfill his dream. My classmates and teachers have been most supportive during this phase. They made sure that none of the students dropped out of school after losing their parents and also offered to pay school fees. Because of their efforts, I was able to score 76 per cent in board exams,” she said.Shikha was preparing for NEET since Class 10 but had to discontinue coaching classes due to financial constraints. “I live in a joint family and my uncle sponsors my school education. Both my elder brothers are currently in college so there is no earning member in the immediate family. It might get tough to take up coaching now but I will restart my preparation through online platforms and websites,” Verma said in high spirits.

Student by day, security guard by night — how children who lost parents to Covid are balancing life and school
Students of over 1,000 schools in Haryana can’t register for boards
Times of India | 1 week ago | |
Times of India
1 week ago | |

GURUGRAM: As 1,300 schools wait for an extension of the temporary recognition awarded by the government earlier this year, the fate of over 60,000 students in classes 10 and 12 hangs in the balance. These schools have failed to get permanent recognition due to space and land constraints, and currently, they can not get their students registered on the Board of School Education Haryana (BSEH) portal for the March 2023 board exams. The schools and their syndicates claimed this is happening despite depositing sports funds and registering with the Management Information System (MIS) department. “The government has adopted an uncaring attitude towards thousands of students unable to register for the board exams. This is a gross injustice, and the government must provide them relief,” said Yashpal Yadav, state president, Haryana Sikshan Sansthan Sangathan. “The issue is mainly with schools in the cities. Due to haphazard residential development around these schools, it is impossible to expand their geographical scope.The government must come up with some middle route for a one-time settlement, considering the problem,” said Private Schools Welfare Association president Ram Awtar. In January 2022, TOI reported that the government issued an extension to unrecognised schools for the 2021-22 session. For the 2022-23 sessions, schools were to apply afresh for permanent recognition. The government relaxed the land requirement norms and opened a dedicated web portal to smoothen the process. The land requirement for primary schools is now 250 sqm instead of the earlier 500 sqm. Similarly, for high schools, it is now 1,200 sqm instead of 2,000 sqm. “What more do these schools demand from the government? It has relaxed norms and has been giving extensions for the past 18 years. These schools have been deemed unfit because of their location in congested areas and insufficient infrastructure,” said a senior secondary education department official. “No student will be made to suffer. We have our CHEERAG scheme, where students can take admissions to private schools, with the government reimbursing the fees. Additionally, our government schools are doing better than these schools. So, the students can seek admissions there,” the official added. The schools, however, demand that the government allow them to shift or grant permanent affiliation in the existing condition.

Students of over 1,000 schools in Haryana can’t register for boards
IBPS, SSC, RPSC – List of government jobs to apply this week
The Indian Express | 2 weeks ago | |
The Indian Express
2 weeks ago | |

For those looking to utilise their weekends to apply for jobs, here’s a list of government jobs with an ongoing registration process.Candidates should remember to check the eligibility criteria, the number of vacancies, the application process and the last date to apply through the given official websites for each job listed below.CTET 2022The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has started the registration process for the 16th Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). Candidates have time till November 24 to fill the registration form for the teacher eligibility test. Candidates can pay their fees before 3:30 pm of November 25. The exam will be conducted between December 16, 2022 and January 13, 2023 in a CBT (computer-based test) mode.Last date to apply: November 24Where to apply: ctet.nic.inSSC GD Constable RecruitmentThe Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the application forms for Constable (GD) 2022. To apply for the posts, a candidate must be between 18 to 23 years of age as on January 1, 2023. The candidates must have passed Matriculation or 10th Class Examination from a recognized BoardLast date to apply: November 30Where to apply:  ssc.nic.inRPSC Food Security Officer RecruitmentThe Rajasthan Public Service Commission has invited applications for the post of Food Safety Officer. There are a total of 179 non-TSP vacancies, three Sahariya vacancies and 18 TSP vacancies. The aspirant must have working knowledge of Hindi and the culture of Rajasthan.Last date to apply: November 30Where to apply: rpsc.rajasthan.gov.inIAF Agniveer Vayu recruitmentThe Indian Air Force is inviting applications for Agniveer vayu for the January 2023 batch. The online examination will be held from January 18 to 24, 2023. The candidates will get a customised package of Rs 30,000 in their first year which will be increased to Rs 40,000 in their fourth year. They will neither contribute to the Provident Fund nor will they be eligible for gratuity or pension.Last date to apply: November 23Where to apply: agnipathvayu.cdac.inRajasthan RSMSSB community health officers recruitment The Rajasthan Subordinate and Ministerial Services Selection Board (RSMSSB), Jaipur has invited applications for the post of Community Health Officer. A total of 3071 posts which will be filled through this recruitment drive. The aspirants should have a BSc in Community Health, Nurse (GNM or BSc), Ayurveda practitioner (BAMS) from a recognised institute.Last date to apply: December 7Where to apply:  rsmssb.rajasthan.gov.inIBPS SO recruitment The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is inviting applications for the specialist officer recruitment. The call letters for SO exam will release next month and the IBPS SO prelims examination is scheduled to held on December 24 and 31, 2022. The result will release in January and online main exam will be held on January 29.Last date to apply: November 21Where to apply:   ibps.in.Department of Posts recruitmentThe Department of Posts recently announced 188 vacancies against various posts under sports quota for Gujarat postal circle. The posts for which the vacancies are open are Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant, Postman, Mail Guard and Multi Tasking Staff. The tentative date for the provisional list of shortlisted candidates is December 6.Last date to apply: November 27Where to apply: dopsportsrecruitment.inKVS Recruitment The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) is inviting applications to recruit TGTs, PGTs, head masters, section officers, principals and other posts through Limited Departmental Competivite Exam (LDCE) 2022.The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) is inviting applications to recruit TGTs, PGTs, head masters, section officers, principals and other posts through Limited Departmental Competivite Exam (LDCE) 2022.Last date to apply: November 23Where to apply: kvsangathan.nic.in 

IBPS, SSC, RPSC – List of government jobs to apply this week
Gujarat: Medicos want examinations rescheduled
Times of India | 2 weeks ago | |
Times of India
2 weeks ago | |

AHMEDABAD: About 1,700 students whose weeklong MBBS second-year final exams are to begin on December 2, have demanded that the exams be postponed as they clash with polling dates for the state assembly election. Voting day is December 1 for the first phase December 5 for the second. Students said Gujarat University has postponed all exams that were clashing with polling dates except for the MBBS exams. Students said they would be unable to vote with the current exam schedule. Gujarat University on Wednesday announced that the examinations that were to begin on November 22 and December 8 have been postponed due to the assembly election. A statement from the university said the likely new dates are December 12 and December 27, respectively. Semester examinations for the commerce, business management, science, law and education faculties have been postponed as most of the teaching staff have been given election duties. Many college and university campuses are also being used as polling stations. The university will announce a detailed exam schedule at a later stage, the university had said. Sources said GU postponed the semester exams of other branches under political pressure but did not reschedule the MBBS exams. Students say many MBBS students at colleges in Ahmedabad are registered as voters from other towns and villages and would have to travel to their home towns to vote. Students said that while the Election Commission of India has initiated a campaign to induce first-time voters to vote, GU’s decision to go ahead with the MBBS exams seems odd. According to election commission figures, there are 11.74 lakh first-time voters in the state and 93,000 of them are from Ahmedabad.

Gujarat: Medicos want examinations rescheduled
GU exams postponed due to polls
Times of India | 2 weeks ago | |
Times of India
2 weeks ago | |

Ahmedabad: Gujarat University on Wednesday announced that the examinations that were scheduled to begin from November 22 and December 8 have been postponed as they coincide with the state assembly election process. A statement from the university said that the new likely dates are December 12 and December 27 respectively. The statement says that the examinations of commerce, business management, science, law and education courses have been postponed as most of the teaching staff have been assigned poll duties. Many campuses of colleges and universities are also being used as polling stations. The university will announce the detailed exam schedule at a later stage, the university statement said.

GU exams postponed due to polls
  • Gujarat University exams postponed due to polls
  • Times of India

    AHMEDABAD: Gujarat University on Wednesday announced that the examinations that were scheduled to begin from November 22 and December 8 have been postponed as they coincide with the state assembly election process. A statement from the university said that the new likely dates are December 12 and December 27 respectively. The statement says that the examinations of commerce, business management, science, law and education courses have been postponed as most of the teaching staff have been assigned poll duties. Many campuses of colleges and universities are also being used as polling stations. The university will announce the detailed exam schedule at a later stage, the university statement said.

  • Gujarat University postpones exams due to polls
  • Times of India

    AHMEDABAD: Gujarat University on Wednesday announced that the examinations that were scheduled to begin from November 22 and December 8 have been postponed as it collided with the state assembly election process. A statement from the university said that the new likely dates are December 12 and December 27, respectively. The statement says that the examinations of commerce, business management, science, law and education have been postponed as most of the teaching staff have been assigned poll duties. Many of the college and university campuses are also being used for elections as polling stations. The university will announce the detailed exam schedule at a later stage, the university statement said.

AAP CM candidate Isudan Gadhvi: ‘They’ve held only security guards (for Morbi)… (In an AAP govt) if a minister was to blame, even he would go to jail’
The Indian Express | 3 weeks ago | |
The Indian Express
3 weeks ago | |

The Aam Aadmi Party Friday named former TV anchor and journalist Isudan Gadhvi as its chief ministerial candidate. The announcement was made by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, who said the 40-year-old Gadhvi got 73% of the votes in a poll conducted by the party. The other contender was Gopal Italia. Excerpts:* What is going to be your first task if AAP forms a government in the state and you become the chief minister, apart from ensuring implementation of the guarantees you have promised?GADHVI: In the first Cabinet, we will declare a WhatsApp number to tackle corruption. If any Gujarat government official or employee is asking you for money (as bribe), you can notify on this number and the very next day, we will put such officials in jail. Second task will be making electricity free from March 1, 2023, for the entire Gujarat (up to 300 units). Those who will benefit from this will include BJP workers. Third, on February 16, we will conduct exams for tehsil patwaris (talati mantri).* On Thursday, the BJP government announced that it was going to conduct the exam for junior clerks and talati mantri on January 29. This is ahead of your planned schedule.GADHVI: This exam was supposed to be conducted in 2018 but then paper leaked and the exam was cancelled. I was a journalist at the time. They did not conduct this exam even in 2022 because they feared there would be a paper leak again. Now, on the last day (before the model code of conduct comes into force), this announcement was made. Are the youth going to believe or trust them now? They already know the paper will be leaked by BJP workers. The youth have no trust in the government anymore. They believe in the Aam Aadmi Party, Arvind Kejriwal and us (the Gujarat cadre of AAP). And they and their families are going to vote for us.* You have alleged corruption as the main cause for incidents such as the Morbi bridge collapse, and the fire tragedy at a tuition centre in Surat in which 22 students died. What would be different with you as CM?GADHVI: They have arrested only security guards (for the Morbi tragedy). But (had it been AAP), if a minister was to blame, even he would go to jail. This would be how AAP will administer. In the Surat fire tragedy too, none of the big fish was caught and, of the 15 accused, 14 are out of jail. No minister or political leader was held responsible. The victims’ parents had to go to the Gujarat High Court in search of justice. This kind of administration is wrong, there is no shashan-vyavastha (administrative procedure). Under our government, if a minister is at fault, even that person will go to jail, and if someone is innocent, even if such a person is our enemy, they can’t be laid a finger on.

AAP CM candidate Isudan Gadhvi: ‘They’ve held only security guards (for Morbi)… (In an AAP govt) if a minister was to blame, even he would go to jail’
As 2022 Gujarat Election Nears, Here Are The Top 10 Issues In The State
Ndtv | 3 weeks ago | |
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2022 Gujarat Election: Gujarat will vote in 2 phases - on Dec 1 and Dec 5. Result on Dec 8Ahmedabad: From Prime Minister Narendra Modi's enduring sway to dissatisfaction over inflation and unemployment, here are the top 10 factors expected to play a role in elections to the 182-member Gujarat assembly: Narendra Modi: BJP has a trump card in the form of the Prime Minister, who was Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014. It has been eight years since he left the chair but his sway over followers in his home state is still intact, and several political observers are of the view that he will be a big deciding factor in the upcoming elections.Remission Of Sentence Of Bilkis Bano Case Convicts: Gujarat is considered the Sangh Parivar's Hindutva laboratory. The impact of the remission of sentences of those convicted in the Bilkis Bano gang-rape and murder case will play out differently for the majority and minority communities. Muslims are demanding justice for Bilkis Bano while a section of Hindus would like to ignore the issue.Anti-Incumbency: The 24-year rule of the BJP, from 1998 onwards, has led to growing dissatisfaction in sections of society, said political observers. People believe that inflation, unemployment and basic issues concerning life have remained unresolved even after so many years of BJP rule, said political observer Hari Desai.Morbi Bridge Collapse: The October 30 bridge collapse which claimed 135 lives in Morbi has brought to the fore the nexus between administration and rich businessmen. The issue is likely to dominate the minds of people when they go to vote to select the next government.Paper Leaks And Postponement Of Government Recruitment Exams: Frequent paper leaks and postponement of government recruitment exams have dashed the hopes of youths working hard to get government jobs, leading to much resentment.Lack Of Basic Education And Health Facilities In Remote Areas: If school classrooms are constructed in remote rural areas, there is a dearth of teachers. And if teachers are recruited, there is a lack of classrooms affecting education. The lack of primary health centres and doctors also adversely affects health services in rural pockets.Farmers' Issues: Farmers are agitating in several parts of the state as they have not been given compensation for crop loss due to excess rains in the last two years.Bad Roads: Gujarat was earlier known for its good roads. However, in the last five to six years, the state government and municipal corporations have not been able to construct good roads or maintain old roads. Complaints of pothole ridden roads are common from all over the state.High Electricity Rates: Gujarat has one of the highest electricity tariffs in the country. People are looking forward to offers from the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress of giving 300 units free per month. The Southern Gujarat Chambers of Commerce and Industry recently demanded reduction in commercial electricity tariff, saying they have to pay Rs 7.50 per unit while their industry counterparts in Maharashtra and Telangana have to pay Rs 4 per unit.Land Acquisition: Dissatisfaction among farmers and landowners whose lands are being acquired for various government projects. Farmers, for instance, opposed land acquisition for high-speed bullet train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. They also opposed land acquisition for the expressway project between Vadodara and Mumbai.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)Post a comment Featured Video Of The Day"No Structural Audit, No Expertise": In Gujarat Bridge Tragedy, 10 Lapses

As 2022 Gujarat Election Nears, Here Are The Top 10 Issues In The State
  • Top 10 issues in Gujarat assembly elections
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    AHMEDABAD: From Prime Minister Narendra Modi's enduring sway to dissatisfaction over inflation and unemployment, here are the 10 factors expected to play a role in elections to the 182-member Gujarat assembly: 1. Narendra Modi: BJP has a trump card in the form of the prime minister, who was chief minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014. It has been eight years since he left the chair but his sway over followers in his home state is still intact, and several political observers are of the view that he will be a big deciding factor in the upcoming elections. 2. Remission of sentence of Bilkis Bano case convicts: Gujarat is considered the Sangh Parivar's Hindutva laboratory. The impact of the remission of sentences of those convicted in the Bilkis Bano gangrape and murder case will play out differently for the majority and minority communities. Muslims are demanding justice for Bilkis Bano while a section of Hindus would like to ignore the issue. 3. Anti-incumbency: The 24-year rule of the BJP, from 1998 onwards, has led to growing dissatisfaction in sections of society, said political observers. People believe that inflation, unemployment and basic issues concerning life have remained unresolved even after so many years of BJP rule, said political observer Hari Desai. 4. Morbi bridge collapse: The October 30 bridge collapse which claimed 135 lives in Morbi has brought to the fore the nexus between administration and rich businessmen. The issue is likely to dominate the minds of people when they go to vote to select the next government. 5. Paper leaks and postponement of government recruitment exams: Frequent paper leaks and postponement of government recruitment exams have dashed the hopes of youths working hard to get government jobs, leading to much resentment. 6. Lack of basic education and health facilities in remote areas of the state: If school classrooms are constructed in remote rural areas, there is a dearth of teachers. And if teachers are recruited, there is a lack of classrooms affecting education. The lack of primary health centres and doctors also adversely affects health services in rural pockets. 7. Farmer issues: Farmers are agitating in several parts of the state as they have not been given compensation for crop loss due to excess rains in the last two years. 8. Bad roads: Gujarat was earlier known for its good roads. However, in the last five to six years, the state government and municipal corporations have not been able to construct good roads or maintain old roads. Complaints of pothole ridden roads are common from all over the state. 9. High electricity rates: Gujarat has one of the highest electricity tariffs in the country. People are looking forward to offers from the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress of giving 300 units free per month. The Southern Gujarat Chambers of Commerce and Industry recently demanded reduction in commercial electricity tariff, saying they have to pay Rs 7.50 per unit while their industry counterparts in Maharashtra and Telangana have to pay Rs 4 per unit. 10. Land acquisition: Dissatisfaction among farmers and landowners whose lands are being acquired for various government projects. Farmers, for instance, opposed land acquisition for high-speed bullet train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. They also opposed land acquisition for the expressway project between Vadodara and Mumbai.

Others can follow Gujarat’s transparent recruitment model: PM Modi
The Indian Express | 4 weeks ago | |
The Indian Express
4 weeks ago | |

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday praised the “transparent” recruitment model of the Gujarat government and expressed belief that states across the country would study the model of Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC) and implement it.“The recruitment model crafted by Gujarat Lok Seva Aayog (Gujarat Public Service Commission) is well-planned and I believe 100 per cent that this model will be studied by all states as per their need and a good system will be implemented across the country,” PM Modi said congratulating “Bhupendra Patel and his team” in a video message aired at an event held at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar where Gujarat chief minister Bhupendra Patel was also present. In his address in Gujarati, PM Modi also appreciated the portals and mobile applications created by the Gujarat government for recruitment process. The PM’s comments come at a time when the recruitment boards of the state government has been facing severe criticism from political rivals for a number of paper leaks during recruitment exams. In February 2022, Asit Vora, chairman of Gujarat Subordinate Service Selection Board (GSSSB) had quit after a series of paper leaks in recruitment exams conducted by the Board.Praising the Online Job Application System (OJAS), Modi said, “Using technology, the Gujarat government has created a digital platform OJAS to recruit class 3 and 4 personnel. The interview process has been done away with. Recruitment process has been made easy and transparent.” The Prime Minister also praised the “Anubandham”mobile application and web portal of the government and said it has “brought in transparency and easy access”. “This platform has made it easier for those looking for jobs and those who need manpower and skills,” he added.Appreciating Chief minister Bhupendra Patel for the new Industrial Policy, Modi said, “Today thousands of sons and daughters of the state will get appointment letters and selection letters for jobs in various departments of the state government.” The PM added that more than 5,000 persons were getting these appointment letters as part of Gujarat Panchayat Service Selection Board. “Similarly, selection letters were being given to more than 8,000 police sub-inspectors and Lok Rakhshak Dal (LRD) jawans,” PM Modi said adding that the recruitments were in addition to recent 10,000 people who were absorbed in the state government.“The target set for recruiting 35,000 persons (in Gujarat), has largely been completed,” he added.Speaking on the occasion, CM Patel said, “Naresh Shah is the heading the Gujarat Panchayat Service Selection Board since 2014 and examinations after he assumed office were conducted transparently.”Adding that Shah is reluctant to continue in office, the CM said, “He has given in writing that he does not want to continue in the post. There are very few people who will say so… We have asked him to think about it.”

Others can follow Gujarat’s transparent recruitment model: PM Modi
Rozgar Mela: PM Modi’s drive comes as Oppn raises heat on jobs in poll-bound Gujarat, Himachal
The Indian Express | 1 month ago | |
The Indian Express
1 month ago | |

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off a Rozgar Mela, with 75,000 handed over letters across the country for various government jobs, at a time when unemployment remains a major concern and is set to figure in the elections to Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. Back in the two states, only newbie Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has included job promises in its poll pitch in Gujarat, while in Himachal, it is one of the main narratives for all parties.AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal first laid out the party’s detailed roadmap on the topic in Gujarat, beginning with addressing the problem of paper leaks in competitive exams for government jobs, to making a promise to provide 10 lakh jobs, and to provide jobs to all youths in the state in five years, at a public address in Bhavnagar in August this year. He also promised interim unemployment allowance for youths who did not get jobs.Besides, Kejriwal announced a policy to provide 80 per cent reservation in private jobs for Gujarat domiciles.Listing nearly two dozen paper leaks in government recruitment exams in Gujarat over the past five years, Kejriwal said in his Bhavnagar address, “I assure you that in December (2022), AAP will form the government, and in February (2023), the talati recruitment exam will be conducted. The results will be declared in April (2023) and successful candidates will be given postings the same month.”Giving further details of the “recruitment calendar” for a year, Kejriwal said that TET 1 and 2 and TAT exams will be conducted in May 2023, with results in July. Teachers will be given an opportunity to choose their preferred posting district.Vacant teaching posts will be filled by August 2023, said Kejriwal, with recruitment for sub-inspectors and assistant sub-inspectors starting in November and their postings completed by December 2023.“We will release a wait list for each (category of recruitment) that will be valid for a year, so that there are no vacancies. To-and-fro bus commute on the day of exams will be made free for those appearing in (government recruitment) exams. In private jobs, 80 per cent will have to be given to Gujarat’s youth… a law will be brought into that effect,” Kejriwal added.As per the quarterly bulletin of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), while Gujarat had among the lowest rates of unemployment in urban areas, Himachal had among the highest.Gujarat Congress banks on past promisesGujarat Congress hasn’t made any job promises so far, though in September, Rahul Gandhi, while addressing Congress booth workers in Ahmedabad at a ‘Parivartan Sankalp’ rally, made a slew of promises, including 10 lakh jobs for the state. Stating that employment can’t be provided by “few multimillionaire businesses”, and that small and medium enterprises form the backbone of job creation, he had said, “We will be fully focused on ensuring employment for Gujarat youths, and will give employment to 10 lakh youths.”In its 2017 manifesto, the Congress had announced a monthly unemployment allowance of Rs 3,000-4,000, depending on educational qualifications. In the elections, the BJP won 99 seats out of 182 — its lowest return since 1995, while the Congress won 77 seats, with two going to the Bharatiya Tribal Party, one to the NCP and the rest to independents.This year’s assembly elections will be three-cornered, with AAP expected to contest all 182 seats. AIMIM is also planning to fight on some 45 seats.CMIE’s monthly time series data shows that between January 2018 and September 2022, the state’s peak unemployment rate was in April 2020 (18.7 per cent). It stood at 1.6 per cent in September 2022.The hills are alive with cries for jobsMeanwhile, the ruling BJP in Himachal wants state voters to believe there are enough jobs following the ‘double-engine’ development. But the Opposition is unimpressed.As per government labour figures, up until March this year, there were 8 lakh youth who had registered themselves as unemployed. Several of them were college graduates with degrees in both technical and non-technical fields.As per the Periodic Labour Force Survey, unemployment rate in Himachal Pradesh varied from 8.6 per cent in July-Sept 2020 to 7.8 per cent in January-March 2021. But it rose sharply to 12.4 per cent between July and September 2021.With horticulture being the state’s economic backbone, a majority of the workforce is involved in trade, storage and transport of apples. Another key form of employment is the service industry, since the state draws a large chunk of its income from tourism.Between January and December 2021, 56 lakh tourists, both Indian and foreign, visited the state, nearly 75 per cent more than the Covid-marred 2020 season.Between January and December 2021, 56 lakh tourists, both Indian and foreign, visited the state, nearly 75 per cent more than the Covid-marred 2020 season.Jobs, allowances and seed money for new entrepreneursHimachal Chief Minister Jairam Thakur has repeatedly highlighted the appointments to official posts his government has been making. He has also emphasised schemes such as Mukhyamantri Swavalamban Yojana, under which new entrepreneurs reportedly received 35 per cent subsidy.While it has taken suggestions and feedback from people, the BJP is yet to release a manifesto highlighting their policy on employment and job creation.The Congress, though, has already promised it will set aside Rs 680 crore to promote start-ups in the state. Citizens with a start-up proposal will be given an interest-free Rs 10 crore corpus as seed money. This will incentivise people to set up new businesses, the party stated.Ahead of the polls, the Congress has promised 5 lakh jobs in an effort to rally youth support. A Rozgar Sangharsh Yatra was taken out by party leaders to keep the issue of unemployment alive.Although AAP is struggling in the state, it too has made employment promises. In line with promises by the other parties, AAP too has projected six lakh jobs for the state’s youth, with an interim Rs 3,000 allowance till a seeker lands a job, party officials earlier said.All eyes are now on the BJP’s Sankalp Patra likely next week.

Rozgar Mela: PM Modi’s drive comes as Oppn raises heat on jobs in poll-bound Gujarat, Himachal
Gujarat TET 2022: Application registration begins on ojas.gujarat.gov.in, check details
Times of India | 1 month ago | |
Times of India
1 month ago | |

NEW DELHI: Board of Secondary Education, Gujarat will start the online application registration for the Teacher Eligibility Test on the official website. Interested and eligible candidates, can apply online separately for TET 1 and TET 2 starting today i.e., from October 21, 2022. The application link is yet to be activated on the official website. According to the information, candidates can apply online up to December 5, 2022. The examination date will be announced later. Candidates who wish to become a primary teacher i.e., for Classes 1 to 5, they attempt the Gujarat TET 1 exam and those who wish to become an upper primary teacher i.e., for Classes 6 to 8 are required to give the GTET 2 exam. This year, around 3.5 lakh candidates are expected to appear for GTET Exam 2022. For the past four to five years, the government has not conducted TET exams (TET-I and TET-II). While the last time TET 1 examination was held in March 2018, TET 2 examination was held in August 2017. The G-TET examination for both papers will be conducted for a duration of 150 minutes each and the papers will consist of 150 marks each. In order to qualify the exam, candidates would need to obtain at least 60 per cent marks to get recruited as a government school teacher in Gujarat. Direct link to download Gujarat TET Notification 2022How to apply for Gujarat TET 2022?Step 1: Visit ojas.gujarat.gov.in the official website. Step 2: On the homepage, click on the “new registration” notification. Step 3: Fill out the registration form with all of the required information. Step 4: Select the Submit button. Step 5: Make a note of the registration ID and password generated by the system. Step 6: Log in to the Gujarat TET official website using your login credentials. Step 7: Then, in the application form, fill in all of the required information and submit it.

Gujarat TET 2022: Application registration begins on ojas.gujarat.gov.in, check details
GSET Admit Card 2022 released on gujaratset.in, check hall ticket for Nov 6 exam
Times of India | 1 month ago | |
Times of India
1 month ago | |

GSET 2022: Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara to hold the Gujarat State Eligibility Test (GSET) exam for the post of Assistant Professor on November 06, 2022. Admit card for the same has been released on the official website at gujaratset.in. The registrations for GSET 2022 began on August 29, 2022 and concluded on September 30, 2022. The exam will be conducted on November 6, 2022 for a duration of three hours. The admit card is available on the official portal from where it can be download. GSET hall ticket is available in two languages, English and Gujarati. GSET 2022: Shift timings for November 6 exam S. No Paper Time 1 Paper I 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM (1 hour) 2 Paper II 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (2 hours) GSET 2022: Steps to download hall ticketStep 1. Visit the official website at gujaratset.in Step 2. On the homepage, click on 'Login' Step 3. Enter your 'Order Number' and 'SBIePay Reference ID' Step 4. Submit the details Step 5. You GSET hall ticket will open on the screen Step 6. Check all the details given in the hall ticket Step 7. Take a printout of the hall ticket for future reference Direct link to GSET Admit card 2022GSET 2022: Examination centres Centre Code Centre Name 01 Vadodara 02 Ahmedabad 03 Rajkot 04 Surat 05 Patan 06 Bhavnagar 07 Vallabh Vidyanagar 08 Godhra 09 Junagadh 10 Valsad 11 Bhuj Candidates must make sure to carry a copy of GSET Admit card to the examination centre. No candidate will be allowed to sit in the exam without a valid admit card/hall ticket. Read AlsoGujarat TET 2022: Application registration begins on ojas.gujarat.gov.in, check detailsInterested and eligible candidates, can apply online separately for TET 1 and TET 2 starting today i.e., from October 21, 2022. The application link is yet to be activated on the official website.For more details, candidates are advised to visit the official website at gujaratset.in

GSET Admit Card 2022 released on gujaratset.in, check hall ticket for Nov 6 exam
Bhim Army chief: ‘Had UP exam been a religious event, flowers would have been showered… You were not elected to do religious rituals, but to meet aspirations… Or, resign’
The Indian Express | 1 month ago | |
The Indian Express
1 month ago | |

Bhim Army and Azad Samaj Party president Chandrashekhar Azad has emerged as a youth leader, especially for the Dalits, by claiming to represent their aspirations, unaddressed by other parties. In the wake of the scenes of lakhs of aspirants for the Uttar Pradesh Preliminary Entrance Test trying to make it to exam centres packed into trains and buses, he speaks about the unemployment issue, the plans of his party that are yet to take off, and Dalit representation that is back in the news following the conversion row that led to Delhi minister Rajendra Pal Gautam’s resignation. Excerpts:The crowds that turned up for the UPPET exam last week were seen as equally a sign of the state government’s mismanagement as of the scale of the scarcity of jobs. How do you see it?AZAD: India doesn’t have democracy anymore, because democracy is the rule of people. Now, there is a monarchy, which looks like democracy. During elections, we see political parties make big promises for jobs. Some say they will give 2 crore jobs. You must have seen that before elections in UP earlier this year, the government started giving rations to people… This is a bribe for votes. Political parties lie before elections. The youth are also struggling because of this. They study and hope for a government job… The condition of unemployment is so bad that for 10 vacancies of even a Class IV job, five lakh people apply. Out of the five lakh, two lakh people are well-qualified. We are not even using the capabilities of the country well.We saw the kind of mismanagement that happened during the UPPET examination. I don’t believe in criticism but everyone was saying that had the examination been a religious event, flower petals would have been showered on the aspirants. I believe the Chief Minister of the state should have been aware of the challenges. In religious events, new trains are run, and in election rallies too. You are the guardian of the state as the CM, and you should have ensured that the students get to travel in safe conditions…He (Yogi Adityanath) keeps talking of the safety of sisters and daughters. They had to suffer so much… Who will take responsibility for this? The CM should remember that people have not voted for you so that you can sit in your residence to perform religious rituals. You have been voted to power to fulfill the aspirations of the youth. If you can’t, then please resign.Protests are ongoing at Allahabad University and Banaras Hindu University by student groups against the hike in fees.AZAD: The Bhim Army student wing is part of the protests… These universities have students from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and minority groups — those who are financially weak. This hike will make education inaccessible for these groups. The RSS and BJP have never understood the value of education. Their politics is around religion and division and they want to end these educational institutes. Dr Ambedkar used to say that those who get education will raise their voice, and this is what the BJP doesn’t want.AZAD: In both the states, we have a strong organisation. We have raised issues of the people and have led their struggles. We believe in raising our voice on basic issues… I will be going to Himachal Pradesh. We will contest the elections there with full strength. If there is a possibility of an alliance there, we will discuss it.You recently met OBC leader from Madhya Pradesh’s Chambal region Pritam Singh Lodhi, who has been expelled from the BJP. Is there something on the cards for MP, where elections are scheduled late in 2023?AZAD: More than the Legislative Assembly elections, I feel what is important is the issue of reservation in panchayat elections in MP, where the quota for OBC communities should be 27%. We are uniting the OBCs, Dalits and minorities there and working with them. We are working with the OBC and tribal outfits. We want to do what has never happened in the state, which is to make an Adivasi the CM of MP. We are working on the ground to make the Adivasis understand the value of their vote. We are trying to form a coalition of leadership from these groups and we will contest elections under the coalition. We are making similar efforts in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.In Delhi, we saw the resignation of Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam over participation in a conversion event, after he was attacked by BJP leaders. The BJP has alleged that ‘anti-Hindu’ statements were made at the event. AAP didn’t come out in support of Gautam. How do you see AAP’s role on the issue?AZAD: He was forced to resign by AAP… Bhim Army members had reached the police station where Gautam was taken (for questioning). People from his party didn’t come, but we supported him. The police had to let him go. A couple of things are clear after this. The BJP talks of Dr Ambedkar and says it wants to fulfill his dreams, and so does AAP. And yet the 22 resolutions at the Delhi event (which the BJP took exception to) were framed by Dr Ambedkar when he accepted Buddhism… He had said that while it was beyond his control that he was born in the Hindu religion, it was in his control to not die a Hindu. The resolutions he took when he accepted Buddhism included that he no longer considered Hindu deities his God. And this is not disrespect. If I don’t consider a deity my God, then it is not disrespect. It would be disrespect if I say something against a deity.Now, let’s get back to Gautam and his resignation. Who complained against him? The BJP state president of Delhi. Who forced him to resign? AAP and Arvind Kejriwal. That means both are using Ambedkar’s name and just want the votes of people who believe in Ambedkar. They are exposed now. People from Dalit, backward and minority communities who believe in Ambedkar should not fall into the trap of AAP.

Bhim Army chief: ‘Had UP exam been a religious event, flowers would have been showered… You were not elected to do religious rituals, but to meet aspirations… Or, resign’