The Debatable Story of Government Jobs & Our City Chandigarh

Chandigarh’s residents who are seeking jobs in the government departments have realised that they are at a disadvantage when it comes to applying for jobs outside the city in the states of Punjab and Haryana. The citizen’s of Chandigarh have to show a “domicile certificate” while applying for a job in Punjab & Haryana regardless of the fact that Chandigarh is the joint capital of both the states.

Because of this the people of Chandigarh especially the youth are lagging behind in the employment race and are getting deprived of the good opportunities that are there outside the city. People of Chandigarh feel that the citizens of Punjab & Haryana can apply for jobs in their own states as well as in Chandigarh which is beneficial for them.

Domicile Certificate Policy

The Chandigarh has not many jobs to offer to its citizens in the government department right now or should I say most of the time. Thus the job seekers have to find out other options in other states adjoining Chandigarh and they go for Haryana and Punjab Government Jobs. But now it seems like they will have to produce a domicile certificate to get the job in any of the two states and getting a domicile certificate is not an easy job and that too when you want it urgently.

But when it comes to recruiting candidates from Haryana & Punjab in government departments of Chandigarh the process is not at all difficult. Moreover, half of the government offices especially Chandigarh administration and Chandigarh Police are occupied with the employers that come from the two states and a huge number of candidates apply for jobs from these states for govt. jobs in Chd every year. And, there is no domicile policy applicable for them while applying.

Chandigarh Govt’s Say On The Issue

Chandigarh’s administration has criticised the decision of both the state governments of Punjab and Haryana and have said that asking for a domicile certificate is like depriving one of its rights. Kirron Kher, has also promised to take this issue to higher level and elevate it. The member of Parliament is quite unhappy with the policy of the two states for making a domicile certificate compulsory and has even discussed it with the Haryana’s CM Manohar Lal Khattar.

While some are debating over the issue of domicile some are arguing that Chandigarh should consider the students coming to study here form Punjab, not outsiders as the city is the capital of the state and should keep the job ration and seat reservation ratio in educational institutions equal.

Source: TOI

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