J&K Govt To Notify 10,000 Posts For Domiciles

Selection Process Should Commence From June: LG

Jammu: Two days after the Union Cabinet gave ex post facto approval to the law on domicile conditions for jobs in Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Territory administration on Friday announced to notify over 10,000 posts for accelerated recruitment for domiciles.

The Accelerated Recruitment Committee led by Navin K. Choudhary submitted its preliminary proposals before the Union Territory administration for recruitment to over 10,000 posts, an official spokesperson said today. He said the committee had completed this work at an ‘unprecedented speed’ in less than 10 days.

The official spokesperson said that chairing a high level meet at the Raj Bhavan here 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, LG Murmu emphasized on simplification of recruitment procedures and maintaining transparency to ensure faster and flawless recruitments.

The LG 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,” Murmu said.

According to the official spokesperson, LG also directed that SSRB and PSC be provided with immediate required manpower and infrastructure to ensure against any delays on this account.

LG Murmu 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,” the official spokesperson said.

He said for Divisional level posts, the candidate of a particular division will get preference.  However, for UT level posts, he said 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,” the official spokesperson said.

“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,” he added.

Earlier, Choudhary informed the meeting that the departments have submitted vacancies of more than 11000 Class-IV posts. He said that 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, as per official spokesperson said.

He 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.

Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, Financial Commissioner, Finance Department, Arun Kumar Mehta, Principal Secretary, Power Development Department & Information Department, Rohit Kansal, Commissioner/Secretary to Government, Labour and Employment Department Saurabh Bhagat, Secretary to Government, Department of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs Achal Sethi, and other senior officers attended the meeting.

Highlighting the feature of the recruitment, the official spokesperson said 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 official spokesperson added.


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