New recruitment policy–a half hearted exercise: Tarigami

Srinagar: Terming the new recruitment policy as a half hearted exercise offering bleak career opportunities to educated unemployed youth, CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has said that instead of going for probationary mode of appointments, the government must fix deadlines for the recruitment agencies to fill up all vacancies on permanent basis.

The CPI (M) leader said that fixing deadlines for the recruitment agencies like SSB and PSC to fill up vacancies without any probation will not only address the mounting unemployment problem in the state to  a large extent but will surely act as a systemic reform to bring accountability and transparency in the recruitment process.

In a statement issued here, Tarigami observed the government has continued with a much abhorred contractualization syndrome in addition to unnecessary terms and conditions that have been put in new recruitment policy but with a different nomenclature. This avertable clause, he remarked, will always loom over heads of educated youth who apprehend that their regularization will be subjected to the whims of bureaucracy.

“One fails to understand why assessment tests of the appointees who complete their probationary period have been incorporated in this recruitment policy? This clause is surely worrisome and needs to be removed from this policy,” the MLA Kulgam averred. He said that even though certain concerns expressed by the people with regard to various clauses of this policy have been accommodated by the government but much needs to be done to make this policy as a source of attraction for the unemployed youth who have been yearning desperately for years together to earn a dignified living.

Referring to the clause of five and seven years of probationary service which has been made a prerequisite for regularization as per the new recruitment policy, Tarigami said the government must also seriously address the genuine demands of thousands of contractual, consolidated, SPOs and daily waged employees, who have already fulfilled this criteria and are waiting for regularization. 

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