Recruitments In J&K Transparent, Based On Merit: LG

Announces Govt’s All Possible Help For Creating Dedicated Fire Academy

Udhampur: The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Thursday said that a transparent and efficient mechanism has been laid down in the Union Territory for recruitments in various posts of government jobs which is entirely based on merit.

Speaking after attending the Passing out Parade of 669 cadets of J&K Fire and Emergency Services at SKPA, Udhampur, the LG said that dedicated efforts are also being made to strengthen the human resource in the Fire Services by filling up the vacancies in a transparent manner on a fast-track basis.

“A transparent and efficient mechanism has been laid down in the UT for recruitments in various posts of government jobs which is entirely based on merit,” Sinha said, as per an official spokesperson.

He said that the LG stated that the Exam and selection process for these posts commenced in 2013, but it was held up unnecessarily. The batch started in 2020 and it's passing out parade has shown the commitment of the present UT government towards speedy disposal of recruitment process.

The LG also announced that his administration will provide every possible support to set up a dedicated Fire Academy to further enhance their capability to confront the future challenges and hazards in the Union territory.

“Fire Fighters place their own lives at risk in order to protect the citizens. Fire & Emergency services personnel are real-life superheroes”, Sinha said, as per an official spokesperson on Thursday.

According to the official spokesperson, the LG extended his best wishes to all trainee Fire Fighters who successfully completed their training, and asked them to perform their duty with highest degree of commitment and sincerity for ensuring the safety of people.

Observing that there is no greater public service than saving lives, the LG, he said, exhorted the cadets to discharge the noble responsibility with utmost zeal and dedication.

“Carry forward the rich legacy of courage and bravery, and come out as a formidable force to deal with emergency situations,” the LG said, as per official spokesperson.

The LG, he said, highlighted the government’s efforts to develop the skills and expand the scale of the emergency services to meet its increasing need in continuously developing villages, towns, and cities.

He further added that the LG ensured up-gradation of all facilities of Fire and Emergency Services and provision of modern fire tenders and rescue equipment.

“Continuous training of fire services personnel, and keeping them aware of the changing fire safety norms is the need of the hour. The UT government will provide every possible support to set up a dedicated Fire Academy to further enhance their capability to confront the future challenges and hazards,” the LG said, as per official spokesperson.

“I assure the support of the government in creating requisite infrastructure and human resources to develop our fire services personnel as the best Fire-Fighters crew of the country,” he added.

According to the official spokesperson, the LG said that fire fighters are also rendering distinguished and efficient services in the internal security framework of the UT.

“The Police Academy at Udhampur has a long history of producing brave police personnel who are doing commendable job in ensuring a safe and secure environment for the people of J&K, and securing National Unity & Integrity through counter-insurgency operations; maintaining peace, law and order,” the LG said.

Earlier, the official spokesperson said that the LG inspected the Parade, and took salute at an impressive March Past by the trainee contingents.

He also felicitated the cadets who excelled during their training course, on the occasion.

Dilbag Singh, DGP; Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary to the Government, Home Department; Dr. B. Srinivas, Director General, Fire & Emergency Services; Dr. S.D Singh, Director, SKPA; Mukesh Singh, ADGP; Ms Indu Kawal Chip, Deputy Commissioner Udhampur; Senior officers of UT administration, BSF and Indian Airforce besides family members of the cadets were present on the occasion.

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