RS members anguished over Haryana govt order on job quota for men

Members in the Rajya Sabha expressed anguish over a Haryana govt notification which blocked 67 per cent state jobs for men, leaving women with only one-third of the job share in the name of reservation for women.

Last Updated: Mar 01, 2011, 14:39 PM IST

New Delhi: Members in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday
expressed anguish over a Haryana government notification which
blocked 67 per cent state jobs for men, leaving women with
only one-third of the job share in the name of reservation for
women.

The issue was raised by Brinda Karat (CPI-M) who said the
state government has done reservation in reverse.

The state government has reserved 67 per cent jobs for
men, turning the reservation policy upside down, she said.

She was joined by the members of Congress, the ruling
party in the state.

She said the screening committee of the state government
had followed discriminatory norms against women in selection
of teachers.

The cut-off marks for the selection were higher for women
than men, she said.

Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan said the "whole House wants
to associate" with the members on the issue.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ashwini Kumar
said the members` concern would be conveyed to the state
government.

Through another mention, RC Singh (CPI) expressed concern
over the alleged killing of labourers who demanded fair wages
under MGNREGA job scheme in Jharkhand.

PTI