With a slowdown in private sector job growth has been slugging across the country, and in J&K which has a very small proportion of corporate offering jobs, the failure of the government to make good on promises to hire has hit the unemployed the most. Jammu and Kashmir government is the biggest job provider in the state but for the past couple of years the reluctance of the state to provide jobs has lead to unemployment crisis. While the authorities had asked the recruitment agencies to complete the selection process in 4 months but that has not happened. Likewise the education minister had announced to employ 7500 candidates through fast track but that has also not happened.
Sources said that no new employees have been hired as per the new recruitment rules by the agencies. Though written exams have been held by the state agencies but hiring is going to still take some time, they added. Around 1.75 lakh candidates had taken various tests and exams for recruitment in government jobs, and authorities now tell that this is a huge exercise to process the results, and compile the lists as it needs lot of manpower and resources.
As per the new recruitment rules, an appointee will be put probation for first five years during which no transfer is allowed from the place of posting. In the last three months the state recruitment board has advertised around 4000 jobs under the new rules.