Six months after the announcement, State Govt has failed to deliver under fast-track recruitment policy  


Srinagar, December 23: It’s been almost two months since the four-month deadline given to recruiting agencies to complete the selection process under the new recruitment policy has expired. This clearly indicates that the state government has failed to deliver on its utterly boasted fast-track recruitment policy.

As per reports by a local daily, the state government spokesman and Education Minister Naeem Akhter had announced the implementation of this fast track recruitment scheme on July 01. He, on the behalf of state government had promised to recruit 7,500 employees under the new rules on fast-track basis. A four month deadline was given to the agencies.

However, the process of hiring started in September, two months late. The target was to recruit 7,500 employees in several government departments within four months. And now it has almost been six months and not even a single employee has been recruited so far under the changed rules. As per an official of the Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board (JKSSB), the recruiting agencies are yet to complete the selection process for posts advertised under the new policy.

The secretary, JKSSB, SA Raina has said that the board conducted a written examination for some posts advertised under the new rules earlier this month and it will hold another written examination for almost 1.75 lakh aspirants this week. He conveyed that the selection process for first recruitment under the new rules is expected to be held in January.

Pertinently, the new recruitment rules which have been listed in SRO-202 and named Jammu and Kashmir Special Recruitment Rules — 2015 observes that the appointee is considered on probation for five years during which no transfer is allowed from the place of posting.

Under the new rules, three advertisements for nearly 4,000 state, divisional and district-cadre posts were issued by JKSSB ON Sept 01 under the new rules which are only half the target of 7,500 which the government had set for itself.

As per sources, JKSSB is the only constitutionally mandated agency to recruit for non-gazetted posts and at present, it is over-burdened with the previous selection processes, some of which are even pending for five or more years. The last two selection lists released by the Board were for the posts advertised in 2013 and 2009.

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