The new recruitment policy is a failure, yet again.


Jammu and Kashmir News

Even after the Cabinet Sub Committee (CSC) had finalized its recommendations on the new recruitment policy, it hasn’t brought any cheer to the unemployed youth. Except incorporating reservation provisions the panel has not added recommended anything in favor of the already agitated youth.

The unemployed educated youth had been expecting that the CSC headed by Dy CM Nirmal Singh would recommend permanent recruitment instead of ad hoc or contractual appointments of the previous policy.

Pranav Shivgotra, state president of Pradesh Youth Congress (PYC) expressed that this is mere eye wash to hoodwink the unemployed youth of the state. “The youth had been protesting for permanent recruitment in the government sector and we will keep opposing the recent recommendations of the CSC strongly, because our struggle is for permanent recruitment and not for reducing regularization period,” he added.


The CSC which recently met, had finalized its recommendations with a few changes but the basic matter of contractual/ad hoc recruitment remained untouched. The previous recruitment policy had mustered a lot of criticism for its suggestion of seven years contractual service before regularization but now the CSC had reduced the period to five years. Apart from this, the CSC recommended incorporation of the Reservation Act in the new recruitment policy. Earlier, there was no proposal of reservation. Due to which, the weaker sections entitled to reservation in government jobs were vehemently opposing the new recruitment policy as the Cabinet had announced that appointments against gazette and non-gazetted vacancies would be made on contractual basis. “The youth’s fight is against the contractual employment and not the regularization period,” said the NSUI Chief.