Govt to clear backlog of 4500 posts vacant since 2008

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Srinagar, October 19: The Jammu Kashmir government has decided to clear the backlog of vacancies pending in several departments of the state since 2008 and has directed the Service Selection Board to set the process in motion for the same.

Acting upon the directions, the Service Selection Board (SSB) has started conducting the exams for recruitment of these posts and the whole process is said to be completed in four months. As per reports in a local daily, Shabir Ahmad Raina, secretary of SSB has said that the there are about 4500 post vacant in the separate government departments since 2008 under various notifications issued by the board and more than four lakh aspirants have applied for these posts.

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The board has issued 908 notifications for these posts over the years and exams will be conducted for all these notifications issued till June 13 this year.

Raina also informed that there are court interventions in some categories of posts for which the examination can’t be taken, but the rest of the three lakh aspirants will be able to take these exams over next two months.

In more detailed information, there were 16813 total candidates for JE Level categories and out of those, 11879 were present and 4934 absent. For JSA Level categories, there were 8823 total candidates and out of those, 5785 were present and 3038 were present. Similarly, SSB had 38651 total candidates for Metric Level candidates and out of those, 6675 were present and 31976 were present

The clear direction has been provided to SSB to complete recruitment for nearly 4000 other posts on fast-track basis after clearing this backlog. The secretary of SSB has also assured of impartiality in these exams and said that only genuine candidates would be selected.