The news of women aspirants, who had applied for the post of forest guards, being measured for physical fitness by male forest guards in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh district has created a stir. The Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee has kicked up a storm over this and dubbed the action as "derogatory".
On Tuesday the women applicants were measured for their height, chest and weight by male officers. The Congress took it as a chance to criticise the Chief Minister and issued a statement, "It is most unfortunate that under chief ministership (of Vasundhara Raje), women candidates were examined for physical fitness by male guards."
The PCC Vice President Archna Sharma recalled an earlier incident when girls who were to appear for the Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET) test were not allowed to wear their 'duppatta' or 'chunni' during the test.