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Samiti: stop recruitment in polytechnics, engineering colleges in HK region

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There are over 50 vacancies in four institutions

Members of the Hyderabad Karnataka Pradeshada Horatagala Samanvaya Samiti staging a demonstration in Gulbarga onThursday.— Photo: Arun Kulkarni
Members of the Hyderabad Karnataka Pradeshada Horatagala Samanvaya Samiti staging a demonstration in Gulbarga onThursday.— Photo: Arun Kulkarni

The Hyderabad Karnataka Pradeshada Horatagala Samanvaya Samiti has urged the State government to freeze the recruitment process to fill backlog vacancies in engineering and polytechnic colleges in the Hyderabad Karnataka region.

Samiti president Laxman Dasti told presspersons in Gulbarga on Thursday that based on the “illegal directions” of the Social Welfare Department, the Technical Education Department has ordered filling of the backlog vacancies in 9 engineering colleges and 30 aided polytechnics in the State. The recruitment process to fill over 200 teaching and non-teaching posts was in the final stages.

He said pending the framing of rules for the implementation of Article 371 (J) of the Constitution and fixing quantum of reservation in employment and educational opportunities for the people of the Hyderabad Karnataka region as per the provisions of the Article 371 (J), the State government stopped the recruitment process in government departments in the Hyderabad Karnataka region.

Unmindful of the freeze imposed by the government, Mr. Dasti said that the Technical Education Department went ahead with the recruitment process to fill the backlog vacancies in engineering and polytechnic colleges. He urged the State government to direct authorities concerned to stop the recruitment process in one engineering and six polytechnic colleges in the Hyderabad Karnataka region.

According to Mr. Dasti, not a single person from the Hyderabad Karnataka region has been selected for any of the 50 teaching and non-teaching posts in one engineering and 6 polytechnic colleges in the region. If the provisions of the Article 371 of the Constitution are extended to the people of the region, they would get special reservation in recruitment to these posts.

Memorandum

Later, they held a demonstration in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office and submitted a memorandum addressed to Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar to stop recruitment in the Hyderabad Karnataka region. They threatened to stage an indefinite dharna in front of the office of the Technical Education Department if their demand was not met.

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