Cops manhandle selected patwari candidates sitting on dharna

Police said permission was not obtained for holding protest, shifted to some other place

Bhopal: The police took away the selected Patwaris sitting on dharna in Neelam Park, Bhopal, in their vehicle. A video of this incident has gone viral, in which policemen are seen kicking and punching the selected youth.

Police say that the selected Patwaris had not taken permission for the protest. They are being shifted to other places to maintain law and order. Arrests have not been made. At present, it is not known where they have been taken.

Patwaris had reached Bhopal in large numbers on Sunday. Their main demand is that the selected patwaris should be given appointment. The selected candidates said that the appointment process should be conducted parallel with the investigation as per the Sub-Inspector and Teacher Eligibility Test 2020. If anyone is found guilty, they should be identified and action should be taken against them. Candidates who have been placed in the waiting list should be appointed in their place.

Agitating patwari candidates said affidavits should be taken from all newly appointed candidates. There should be a provision for consent to face punitive action if found guilty. He said that as per point 13(3) of the rule book of Group 2, Sub Group 4 and Patwari Recruitment Examination, considering the provision of giving appointment within a period of 90 days from the publication of the result, the appointment process should be completed in the month of September.

Leader of Opposition writes to CM

Leader of Opposition Dr. Govind Singh has written a letter to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan. He has demanded to give appointment to the candidates of Patwari recruitment examination soon. Govind Singh wrote that about 8,600 candidates are selected in the Group-2 Sub Group-4 Patwari Recruitment Examination and are waiting for appointment. Singh said the appointment process has been stopped. It was said that the investigation report of the recruitment scam would come by 31 August 2023. But due to the report not coming till 31st August, the appointment process of all the hard-working selected students is not completed and their family members are under a lot of stress.

Appointment process stopped

The result of Patwari recruitment exam came on 30th June and they were to be given appointment by 15th August. The checking of documents was to be done from 17th August. Meanwhile, this process was stopped due to suspicion regarding some candidates. Therefore about 8600 selected Patwaris from across the state are waiting for their appointment. But the investigation report has not come yet. Due to which appointments are not being given.

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