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Bhopal: Assistant professors’ recruitment, End reservation for women, demand women candidates

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Disillusioned with the results of recruitment of professors conducted by MP Public Service Commission (MPPSC), women in large numbers have sent letters and emails to PM Narendra Modi, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Human Rights Commission demanding that 33% reservation for women in government jobs be ended.

“The reservation policy for women is designed in a manner that instead of benefitting women aspirants are in loss,” says the letter.
These women have sent a detailed letter mentioning cut off marks of women candidates and male candidates in the recently held recruitment of professors. They have also marked how male candidates were selected despite scoring lesser marks than the women candidates.

The discrepancy in women reservation had first come to light when a women aspirant in PSC exams, Sunita Jain, from Ratlam exposed the fallacies of reservation for women. She had then approached the State Women Commission that had admitted to the flaw in women reservation.  State Women Commission had then written letter to the PSC besides bringing it in notice of the chief secretary and the principal secretary of the department. The PSC had then in 2012 admitted to change in policy but that was not followed in 2017 recruitment of professors.


A woman aspirant who wrote letter, explained on condition of anonymity that cut off list of men and women candidates is prepared separately. Women who find place in merit are also counted in women quota thereby giving chance to men of lesser marks to find place in selection.  In recently conducted recruitment exam held for professors there are several subjects where our selection is zero, said an aspirant. Giving example of recent selections, the list include zero selections in subjects like Sanskrit, History, Physical Chemistry, music, public administration, criminology where not a single women candidate was selected.

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