Focus on accelerated recruitment, Govt to fill 10,000 vacancies from next month

TNN Bureau. Updated: 5/23/2020 12:43:01 PM Front Page

LG emphasizes on transparency, simplification of recruitment procedures

JAMMU: In first serious effort to address the rising and long-persisting unemployment in Jammu and Kashmir, the union territory administration has decided to fill over 10,000 government jobs starting from next month, even as in a greater relaxation, 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.

This was informed at a high-level meeting chaired by Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan today to review the progress made for accelerated recruitments at various levels in the Government with particular focus on Class-IV and Class-III vacancies.

Asking his administration to commence the recruitment process from next month, Murmu emphasized on simplification of recruitment procedures and maintaining transparency to ensure faster and flawless recruitments.

1k posts of docs, 2k of Panchayat Accounts Assistants, 100

of Veterinarians among first lot of jobs, notification any time

Of 11000 identified class-IV jobs, 7000 posts across 19 deptts

finalised; Common Entrance Test, no interview for Class-III, IV

Weightage in Class-IV jobs to widows, destitutes, divorced

women, single mothers, those with no employee in family

Addl marks to candidates for District, Divisional Cadre posts;

for DRWs, CLs also, open competition for jobs at UT-wide level

Domicile Certificate required only after selection, not while

applying; earlier reservation quotas to remain unaffected

The Accelerated Recruitment Committee set up by the government on May 14, submitted its preliminary proposals for recruitment to over 10,000 posts. This work had been completed at an unprecedented speed in less than 10 days.

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,” he said.

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.

Murmu said that 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.

Soon after the meeting, the Government advised BOPEE to call for domicile certificates only from the candidates shortlisted for the counseling and not insist upon their production from the candidates at the time of submission of online forms.

According to a Government advisory, the Board has been advised to modify its notification to provide for self declaration of domiciliary status at the time of submission of online forms as per the new Domicile Rules while further stating that only shortlisted candidates may be asked to produce Domicile Certificate at the time of counseling. The advisory further goes on to advise the Board that only those candidates who produce Domicile Certificates during counseling should be selected.

This advisory has been issued to set at rest any apprehensions in the minds of the candidates regarding the issue.

Government has also advised the BOPEE to explore the possibility of extending the last date of submitting application forms in the CET examination to 15 June 2020.

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