Jharkhand State Students Union, an umbrella organisation of different students’ organisations in the state, has called for the statewide two- days bandh on June 10 -11 against the Hemant Soren government's employment policy.  

The JSSU has also announced their plan to gherao the official residence of CM Hemant Soren and burn an effigy of CM Soren.

The JSSU has been demanding the scrapping of 60-40 ratio-based employment policy and the introduction of 1932-Khatiyan (land settlement) based policy. 

Notably, the state cabinet on March 3 had approved amendments to various rules related to Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission (JSSC) examinations.

Earlier, the Soren government had got a policy approved by the state Assembly providing job eligibility to those who carried residential certificates based on land records of 1932 khatiyan. And it provided 50 percent reservation to deprived sections including ST, SC, OBCs and EWS.

This was not legally valid. Hence, the Soren government came out with a Cabinet-approved quota level of up to 60 per cent, with the addition of 10 per cent reservation for the general EWS (economically weaker section) category. This made it 60 percent reservation.

The rest 40 per cent would remain open, but aspirants might be asked to give a declaration about their domicile. This was billed as 60 -40 employment policy.

Across the state, this 60-40 employment policy had evoked widespread opposition protests. Even students and youths who took out a rally and brought traffic to stand still in Pakur earlier were demanding 1932 Khatiyan-based domicile policy and employment policy.


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