Ranchi, March 4: The Jharkhand Assembly on Saturday witnessed opposition BJP-Ajsu creating ruckus on the new recruitment policy passed by the Hemant Soren led cabinet on Thursday.
The speaker Rabindra Nath Mahato adjourned the House twice due to the disturbance and finally adjourned it till March 13.
The opposition legislators and a ruling party MLA (JMM MLA Lobin Hembrom) alleged that the draft of a new recruitment policy was passed in the state cabinet without taking the House into confidence.
They demanded that the government should clarify it.
A new employment policy had earlier been unanimously passed in the House but was scrapped by the Jharkhand High Court last year.
The treasury bench tried to pacify the opposition MLAs assuring them that it would give a reply on the issue on March 13 but BJP MLAs came to the well of the House in protest.
The House was first adjourned till noon and then till 2 pm. After functioning of the House for about 40 minutes amid uproar in the second half, it was adjourned till March 13.
At the beginning of the day’s proceedings, senior JMM leader Lobin Hembrom said that there is confusion in the state after the cabinet reportedly approved a new recruitment policy.
The Cabinet on Thursday approved amendments to various rules related to the Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission (JSSC) examinations, including doing away with a clause that disallowed candidates, with academic certificates from institutions outside the state, to appear in the test.
The Cabinet also gave its nod to the amendments, which among other changes, added Hindi, English and Sanskrit to the list of languages for the JSSC examination, taking the total number of languages to 15.
Echoing Hembrom, BJP MLA Neelkanth Singh Munda said, A 1932 Khatiyan-based new employment policy had been passed unanimously in the House last year. Now, we came to know from the media that the government intends to implement a pre-2016 employment policy after the new policy was scrapped by the High Court. I want to know what is there in the pre-2016 policy which the government intends to implement.
Amid slogans raised by the opposition MLAs against the government, the Speaker adjourned the House till 2 pm.
The House resumed after 2 pm for a debate on the Budget proposals for 2023-24 amid an uproar by the opposition.
The Speaker adjourned the House till March 13 after the House functioned for about 40 minutes in the second half of the proceedings.