Under scrutiny over crimes against women in the state, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said that those accused of crimes against women will be prohibited from government jobs.
Taking to X, formerly Twitter, Gehlot said that the state government has decided that those accused of molesting girls and women, attempt to rape, and miscreants/eve teasers will be banned from government jobs. He said that like history-sheeters, a record of such persons will also be recorded in police stations. Additionally, the same will be mentioned in their character certificate issued by the state government/police. The CM said, “Social boycott of such anti-social elements is necessary.”
The decisions were first announced in a law and order meeting held at CM’s residence late on Monday, where he said that crimes against women and the weaker sections “is our top priority”. A government statement quoted the CM as saying that “habitual offenders” of crimes against women should be barred for government jobs.
The CM also directed officials to run a special operation and take strict action against miscreants/eve teasers. Reacting to the Bhilwara rape case, he said that it is saddening and attempts are on to mete out punishment to the culprits at the earliest; a 14-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped and burnt in a coal furnace in Bhilwara on August 2. The CM said that attempts to give a political colour to the incident are “not appropriate”.
Minister of State for Home Rajendra Yadav, Chief Secretary Usha Sharma, Principal Secretary (Home) Anand Kumar, Director General of Police Umesh Mishra, DGP (Law and Order) Rajeev Kumar Sharma, ADG (Law and Order) Anand Srivastava, ADG (Crime) Dinesh MN and Jaipur Police Commissioner Biju George Joseph were also present in the meeting.