Has the J&K govt referred only 4,313 posts out of 1 Lac?


Srinagar, Oct 13: According to reports in a local daily, the PDP-BJP coalition Government has referred a mere 4,313 posts to various recruitment boards since it assumed office. The local daily claims that there are 1 lakh gazetted and non-gazetted posts lying vacant in various departments. Here are the details.

Most vacancies are in vital departments of Education, Health and Public works.

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There are a total of 5250 gazetted vacant posts.

The number of non-gazetted vacancies has risen to 35,694.

There are 11,350 Class IV vacant posts, mentions the daily.

Furthermore, the government is yet to fill 43,000 vacancies of daily wagers. The Finance Ministry has assured the daily wagers who took out massive protest marches in both Jammu and Srinagar of a comprehensive policy over their regularisation. The daily however claims that not more than 3000 to 4000 of these daily wage employees would be regularised.

There are 10,000 daily rated employees engaged in Power and PHE/Irrigation and Flood Control Departments

8000 are in Rural Development Department

6000 each for seasonal or casual engagements in Public Works and School Education departments

There are 2000 and 1000 labourers working in Floriculture and Forest departments respectively.

5, 97,000 unemployed youth had registered themselves with employment exchanges and this has been acknowledged by the government in the past.


29,797 vacancies, both gazetted and non-gazetted posts were filled by the previous NC-Congress Government starting from 2008.

6,026 were recruited by the Public Service Commission during the period

20,241 posts were filled by the Service Selection Board.

Another 3,530 Class IV appointments were made from 2009 to 2011.

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