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Over 33,000 to be hired to government posts: Mamata Banerjee

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Chief minister Mamata Banerjee said in the assembly on Wednesday her government would recruit more than 33,000 people to fill posts lying vacant after retirement of a number of employees.

“A total 33,687 posts will be filled up, of which 18,527 are of unreserved and another 15,160 are of reserved categories. Of the reserved category, 7,411 are for SC candidates, 2,021 are for ST candidates and 5,728 are for the other backward classes,” she said after question hour. She added that 1,347 pos-ts would be reserved for physically challenged persons.

Banerjee also announced a yearly aid of Rs 5,000 for empowerment of self-help groups in the state. “The number of SHG groups is 9.69 lakh and 98% are led by women. The total number of members in SHG groups is 1 crore,” she said. “The government will spend Rs 500 crore for this purpose. We are committed to empower and make the poor women self-reliant both in urban and rural areas,” she added.

“The number of SHGs, which was 4.72 lakh in 2010-11, has more than doubled, which shows the emphasis of our government in this regard.”


Source: Times of India

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