October 4, 2023

Chhattisgarh government has decided not to give government jobs to those accused of molestation and rape of girls and women in the state. In this matter, officials said that after the announcement by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, the General Administration Department has issued an order on Monday. He told that Chhattisgarh government has taken a big decision regarding women’s safety. Those accused of molestation, rape etc. of girls and women will no longer get government jobs. In this regard, the General Administration Department of the state government has issued an order on Monday.

In the main function of Independence Day on August 15, Chief Minister Baghel had announced to ban those accused of molestation, rape etc. of girls and women from government jobs. Officials said that the general administration has issued instructions in this regard to all departments, revenue board chairmen, department heads, divisional commissioners and collectors. It has been said in the instructions that for appointment in government service, such candidates against whom sections 354, 376, 376A, 376B, 376C, 376D, 509 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 for crimes related to molestation of girls and women, rape etc. Those who have cases registered under Section 493, 496, 498 and Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act, 2012, should be banned for appointment to government services and posts till the final decision in the case. He said that the state government has been asked to ensure strict compliance with the instructions.

Giving information about this matter, the officials said that in the instructions issued, it has been said that there is a provision in sub-rule (4) of rule 6 of Chhattisgarh Civil Services (General Conditions of Service) Rules, 1961 that any candidate who Who has been convicted of any offence, shall not be eligible for appointment to any service or post. But if such cases are pending in the court against any candidate, his appointment will be kept pending till the final decision of the criminal case. He said that the state government has worked diligently at many administrative, practical and legal levels to prevent crimes related to women. Women’s cells have been established in 547 police stations and outposts of the state, so that victimized women can lodge their reports without any hesitation.