Hindustan News 17/09/2016

Becoming a teacher in a government school is more difficult than becoming a Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) officer in Rajasthan.One is required to clear the teachers’ eligibility test after completing bachelor’s degree in education (BEd) to be selected as a government teacher.However, for RAS post, candidates scoring just 10% marks are eligible.

Reason: RPSC, which selects candidates for RAS, has no fixed criteria on minimum passing marks.

A candidate who scores only 10% marks in general awareness and knowledge paper or language paper can be selected because the cut-off marks according to hisher category are sufficient for selection.“For selection in RAS, there is no minimum marks criteria and only merit decides the fate of candidates according to the number of posts. As per the norms, RPSC has to announce 15 eligible candidates for each post advertised by the state government,“ an official said.

In the result of RAS preliminary-2016 declared recently by RPSC, a candidate from SC widow category was announ ced eligible for RAS Mains on scoring just 19.18 out of 200 marks, which is not even 10%.

Even in the general widow category , the cut-off remained 26.03 out of 200 marks, i.e., just 13% marks.

“As per the Constitution, re servation should prevail in government jobs but there should at least be minimum marks to get selected for administrative jobs,“ an expert said.

“Looking to the crucial posts these candidate will man in the state government, it is required to have a certain minimum qualification,“ added the expert. An administrative officer o scored just 10% to 20% who scored just 10% to 20% marks will never be able to govern or implement the programmes of the state or Central government properly

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