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Panaji: October 31, 2019

                                                                                       Kartika 9, 1941  


          The Home Department has clarified that since the notification of scheme to provide jobs to children of freedom fighters in the year 2013, 148 children of freedom fighters have been provided Government jobs from amongst the 406 children of freedom fighters registered in the Home Department under the scheme for Employment in Government to the children of freedom fighters.



          The Government has already initiated the process for inviting vacancies reserved for children of Freedom Fighter from various Departments and the scrutiny regarding suitability of the eligible candidates to the various posts has been completed and the Government will soon fill the vacancies reserved for the children of Freedom Fighter which is a present 5% for Group C posts. As regards the Gazetted posts the reservation for children of Freedom Fighter is 2% which would be filled by way of recruitment process through GPSC.


          The Government is keen on accommodating the children of Freedom Fighters in government jobs to best extent possible within the provisions of the said scheme and as per the Recruitment Rules in force. The Government has therefore extended the validity of the said scheme upto to February 28, 2021.


The clarification has been issued in view of news reports in a section of print media that agitation is declared on November 6, 2019 by the children of Freedom Fighter for alleged failure of the Government to provide job to the children of Freedom Fighter and other allegations regarding non allotment of land, etc.