CM hands appointment letters to 2188 forest guards in Doranda
Ranchi: Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said political instability in the state had denied the youth jobs for 14 years and it was his government which by announcing the domicile policy opened the doors of employment for the young generation.
Addressing the people after distributing appointment letters among the newly recruited forest guards, he said that some people had spread fake rumours that outsiders would get jobs but that propaganda has failed. He said in the last two and a half years 1 lakh jobs have been provided in which 90 per cent ‘Jharkhandis’ have been selected.
He said out of 2188 forest guards more than 90 per cent are from Jharkhand which also included 148 women and in future also more vacant posts would be fulfilled. The chief minister said that Jharkhand has rich forest cover and this greenery needed to be passed out to the future generations for which protection of forests was important. He said that the appointment of these 2188 forest guards would now be responsible for protection of forests and they should carry out their responsibility with full dedication. Das said without participation of women one cannot imagine development.
He said that the government has also reserved 33 per cent seats in the police and instructed that in the forest protection committees which would be constituted in villages should also have participation of women.
The CM said that 33 per cent forest area should be present in Jharkhand for which people and officials needed to collaborate together and said that from July the state government has set a target to plant 2 crore trees which can be only achieved through participation of the people.
She asked the forest guards to work with honesty and contribute in the development of the state.
He said that trees have an important place in the lives of the people. He said that deforestation has hit environmental balance and there was a need to check illegal cutting of trees.