In a recent cabinet meeting held on July 4, a significant decision was made regarding government job recruitments in the state. Tourism Minister Sushant Chowdhury, in a subsequent press conference, announced that the Public Service Commission (PSC) would now be mandatory for all types of government jobs. This move aims to ensure a fair and standardized selection process. Minister Chowdhury also highlighted that in cases where suitable candidates are not found within the state, exemptions would be granted for out-of-state applicants through the PRTC (Provisional Resident Tax Certificate).
During the press conference, Minister Chowdhury revealed another noteworthy decision taken by the cabinet. The state government plans to procure 35 thousand metric tons of paddy from local farmers during the upcoming Kharif season. This initiative aims to ensure that farmers receive a fair price for their produce. Around 40 paddy procurement centers will be set up across the state’s sub-divisions to facilitate the procurement process.
The Importance of Subsidized Prices:
Paddy will be procured at subsidized rates, which will provide significant relief to farmers. This decision demonstrates the government’s commitment to supporting the agricultural community and improving their livelihoods. The estimated expenditure for the state government in procuring the 35 thousand metric tons of paddy at subsidized prices will amount to approximately 85 crore 64 lakh rupees.
Previous Procurement Figures:
Minister Chowdhury further shared the achievements of the present government since its formation in 2018. In this period, the government has successfully procured 1 lakh 71 thousand metric tons of paddy from farmers, amounting to an expenditure of 327 crore rupees. These numbers reflect the government’s dedication to ensuring fair compensation for farmers and strengthening the agricultural sector.
The recent decision to require the PRTC for government jobs will enhance the transparency and fairness of the recruitment process. Additionally, the state government’s initiative to procure paddy at subsidized prices underscores its commitment to supporting farmers and the agricultural sector. By providing a platform for farmers to sell their produce at fair rates, the government aims to improve their economic well-being. These measures collectively contribute to the overall growth and development of the state.