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Congress cautions Modi govt over decision to allow RSS members join govt service
Friday June 10, 2016 11:48 PM, Agencies

New Delhi: Congress today made a strong pitch for the government to reconsider its decision to allow the cadres of the RSS and Jamaat-e-Islami to join government services, cautioning that it has "far reaching implications".

Asked to comment on reports in this regard, party spokesman Manish Tewari said that the two organisations claim themselves to be cultural organisations but were political ones and their ideology runs counter to that of the Constitution.

He said that since such a decision would have "far reaching implications" government should reconsider it.

Reports had it that the Narendra Modi dispensation has promised to withdraw a five decade old order which restricted the entry of RSS and Jamaat-e-Islami members in government jobs.

The move came after reports suggested that a Central government department had cited the same order and asked new recruits in Goa to give a declaration that they don't belong to RSS.

Official sources said the Home Ministry had first issued the order in 1966 making it mandatory for all new recruits to give a declaration that he or she does not have membership of either RSS and Jamaat-e-Islami.

As per the order anyone having membership of RSS and Jamaat-e-Islami will not be given any central government job.

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