Chandigarh, November 23, 2017: Reacting to the Government of Haryana’s decision to modify the prescribed marks ratio for recruitment to Group C and D posts, Ashok Arora, State President of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), regretted that the BJP has once again ignored the need of those who study in Government schools, particularly in rural areas. 
He added that students from the rural areas are as much in need of a helping hand as anyone else since they suffer the double handicap of not only their environment and lack of exposure but also of the comparatively low quality of education. He said that every indicator of education points out to the falling standards of rural schools thereby making competition between the products of rural and urban schools unequal and unrealistic. 
While welcoming the decision to give weightage to those candidates who do not have a single member of their family with Government job and widows and those who lost their fathers before the age of 15 years, Ashok Arora said that by failing to recognize handicap of the students from rural schools run by Government, once again the BJP Government had demonstrated its indifference to the plight of the rural areas. He added that the Government needs to understand that in rural areas school going children, apart from receiving sub-standard education have also to contend with responsibility of lending a helping hand to their family in conducting the agriculture related activity. He warned the Government that by pursuing anti-farmer and anti-rural policies it would be guilty of creating fissures in the society and also fomenting dissatisfaction among those who were left out.

The State President of INLD demanded due consideration be made to rural students so that they can have a fair chance of getting Government jobs, failing which Haryanavi society is in danger of being ‘broken up into fragments, by narrow domestic walls’