LG emphasises transparency, simplification of recruitment procedures
STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: The Accelerated Recruitment Committee constituted by Government of Jammu and Kashmir has submitted preliminary proposals for recruitment to over 10,000 posts in the Union Territory. “The proposal has been formulated at an unprecedented speed in less than 10 days”, an official spokesperson said on Friday, adding that Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu, while reviewing the progress made for accelerated recruitments at various levels in the Government with particular focus on Class-IV and Class-III vacancies at a high level meeting, has emphasized on simplification of recruitment procedures and maintaining transparency to ensure faster and flawless recruitments. An important feature of the recruitment would be that, in order to ensure just and fair representation, weightage would be given in forthcoming recruitment to Class-IV vacancies to widows, destitutes, divorced women, and single mothers and candidates of those families from where there is no family member (parents or siblings) in Government Job. For this, a self attested affidavit will be submitted at the time of application which will be verified and confirmed by the respective SDMs upon selection and before joining. Further, the Domicile Certificate would be required only after a candidate gets selected to a particular post, and not at the time of applying for the same. The Lt Governor also directed that there should be fair distribution of recruitment in terms of appropriate representation to remote districts. Accordingly, it was decided that additional marks would be given as weightage to candidates of a district for District Cadre posts to ensure that candidates from other districts do not take away these posts. Similarly, for Divisional level posts, the candidate of a particular Division will get preference. However, for UT level posts, there will be free and fair open competition among all the eligible candidates of the Union Territory. These arrangements will not impact the required reservation of seats under different quotas as per the rules notified recently. Daily Wagers/ Contractual labourers etc. working in various departments will also be given some weightage subject to a minimum length of their service as a DRW/Contractual labour, to be notified in the advertisement notice. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Arun Kumar Mehta, Financial Commissioner, Finance Department; Navin K. Choudhary Chairman, Accelerated Recruitment Committee; Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary, Power Development Department & Information Department; Saurabh Bhagat Commissioner/Secretary to Government, Labour and Employment Department; Achal Sethi, Secretary to Government, Department of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs and other senior officers attended the meeting. While briefing the progress made so far, Navin K. Choudhary, Chairman of Accelerated Recruitment Committee informed that the departments have submitted vacancies of more than 11000 Class-IV posts. The scrutiny in terms of Recruitment Rules and proper division among all categories is ongoing and around 7000 posts across 19 departments have been identified which will be advertised in first phase very soon. There will be a common entrance test and no interview at all for Class-III and Class-IV vacancies. Choudhary also informed that 2000 posts of Panchayat Accounts Assistants, more than 1000 posts of Doctors and about 100 posts of Veterinarians are also ready for commencement of selection process. The Lt Governor directed that the selection process for first phase of 10000 plus posts be commenced immediately in June 2020. This would send a strong signal that the Government is seized of the unemployment situation and is determined to address it. Further, frontloading of selections for departments like Health and Medical Education Department where 3000 vacancies are going to be filled up will also strengthen the health infrastructure which is very critical in time of COVID-19. He directed that SSRB and PSC be provided with immediate required manpower and infrastructure to ensure against any delays on this account.
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