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CM asks authorities to speed-up recruitment process

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Jammu, Feb 26: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today directed the recruiting agencies to speed up the process of employing people for state government services.

During a review meeting here, Mehbooba advised the Public Service Commission (PSC) and Services Selection Recruitment Board (SSRB) to prepare a yearly calendar for the recruitments to save time in the hiring process, an official spokesperson said.

The Chief Minister specifically asked the authorities to pace up the selection process in School Education, and Health and Medical Education departments in view of the requirement in the state.

The meeting was informed that 3,290 selections were made by the PSC during the last three years, including 2,095 during the last year, the spokesman said.

Of the pending 2,191 vacancies in the commission, advertisement process for the 1,104 posts is on and the selections in respect of the remaining 700 vacancies would be made soon, he said.

As for the SSRB, the Chief Minister was informed that 19,583 selections were made during the last three years and currently selection process in respect of 9,447 vacancies is on, the spokesman said.

Chief Minister also asked various departments to update the vacancy positions and clear the backlog of Class IV recruitments.

Chairman, J&K Public Service Commission, Lateef u Zaman Deva; Chief Secretary, B. B. Vyas and administrative secretaries of all the departments were present in the meeting.

Mehbooba Mufti also directed speeding up the process of DPCs so that more vacancies are cleared down below for appointment. She also directed fast tracking of the recruitment process of Class IV vacancies which have crossed 5000.

She specifically directed the departments to project their vacancy positions for the current year, refer these to recruiting agencies so that selections are made in time, spokesman said. She also asked the concerned departments and recruiting agencies to follow the court cases rigorously.

During the meeting, the Chief Minister reviewed department-wise status of selections made, vacant positions and under process selections by the SSRB and the PSC.

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