Government school students may get reservations in govt jobs in Jharkhand

Ranchi: Jharkhand state School Education and Literacy Minister Jagarnath Mahto recently said the government jobs should be reserved for the students who went to government schools. Mahto said that the state government is mulling on taking some tough decisions to improve the educational system in the state.

He said “I believe that government jobs should be given to only those who studied in government schools”. Any decision will be taken only after taking consent from the people, he further added.

“People studying in private schools are striving for government jobs, which is not fair. To get a government job, one must go to the government school,” said Mahto. Some tough decisions need to be taken to improve the educational system in Jharkhand, he added.

Talks are on and a decision in this regard is yet to come, he said. According to Mahto, steps are also being taken to free teachers from non-educational responsibilities so that they can fully concentrate on teaching. Teachers should try to provide quality education to the children.

“Better environment must be created so that more and more parents will send their children to government schools,” said the minister. Though the State government is spending Rs 20,000-25,000 per month on each child in government schools, the parents are making a beeline before private schools, he added.