The central government has relaxed the recruitment criteria for SC and ST candidates in Tripura State Rifles (TSR) from a minimum qualification of 10th pass to 8th pass, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said.
Addressing a press conference at the secretariat, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said, “MHA had granted us two India Reserve (IR) battalions for TSR. But the old recruitment guidelines were revised by the central government and 10th pass was mandated as a minimum qualification”.
“We have a large number of candidates from SC and ST categories who were facing problems appearing in the recruitment examination as equal qualification was mandated across the country,” Biplab Deb told media.
The recruitment required all the personnel to have acquired a minimum of Madhyamik 10th pass certificate.
Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that after meeting Home Minister Rajnath Singh and writing to him seeking relaxation in the norms, a letter from MHA finally arrived on Thursday mentioning the relaxation in recruitment norms for SC and ST by allowing 8th pass as a minimum qualification for recruitment in the IR battalions