80,000 posts vacant with the government

SRINAGAR: Days after Chief Minister Omar Abdullah ordered the revocation of the fixed job policy in Jammu and Kashmir; the unemployed youth Saturday urged the government to fill up the posts lying vacant in the various government departments at an earliest.

According to the reports, more than 80 thousand posts are lying vacant in various departments from the last six years with the little efforts being done on ground for the filling up of the same.

The educated unemployed youth while expressing optimism that the necessary measures shall be taken to fill on the posts on merit- accused that the Service Selection Board (SSB) is in the deep slumber, caring little about the conduction of the interviews for the posts it advertised in the past.

“We wonder why the government is not taking any action over the plight of those who in large numbers have filled up the forms for the posts that SSRB advertised in the initial months of 2013. No action in actual is being taken to rectify the wrongs,” said a group of university students.

They maintained further that ahead of the assembly elections of 2008, it was promised by Omar Abdullah that the thousands of posts lying vacant with the government will be filed once he assumes authority. “Five and a half years have passed and in reality nothing was done on ground. What really is in the mind of the government is difficult to understand.”

According to the reports, more than 37000 non-gazetted posts are lying vacant in various departments in direct category with 5778 gazetted posts for direct recruitment are also vacant.

The government has also more than 13000 posts of class-IV employees vacant in various departments.

In a promotional quota, the government has reported as many as 16000 vacancies in non-gazetted cadre and 1379 in gazetted cadre apart from 1379 class fourth posts.

The higher education and school education departments have 2109 and 1515 vacancies in gazetted cadre respectively and school education in non gazetted cadre having 12372 vacant posts followed by Home 6678, finance 2042 and forest 1848. The total number of gazetted and non-gazetted vacant posts in education department is 22894 followed by Home department 9019.

The senior officials in the government when contacted said that SB conducted the written test of 11000 posts in which 3 lakh candidates applied. “he recruitment process is in full swing and more members have been posted at SSB to ensure speedy drive,” the government said.

It maintained further that General Administration Department has been asked to identify more vacant positions to be filled through Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) 2014.

Reports also stated that various departmental committees are selected to fill up the class fourth positions. The selection process has been geared up to complete the process of recruitment. (KNS)

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