‘Posts remaining vacant for more than 2 years shall be deemed abolished’

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Don’t refer such posts to recruiting agencies: J&K admin tells departments

Srinagar: The administration of J&K Union Territory has directed all the departments to not refer posts that have remained vacant for more than two years to the recruiting agencies.

The Jammu & Kashmir Finance department has directed that the posts under the direct recruitment quota, which have remained unfilled for more than two years, must not be referred to the recruiting agencies for filling them up.

”The departments shall obtain the prior concurrence of the Finance Department for the revival of such posts before referring them for recruitment, in unavoidable cases,” reads the Finance department’s circular, news agency KNO reported.

Reminding the departments of its directions issued on July 15, 2021, the Finance department said that all posts, except newly created posts kept in abeyance or remaining vacant for a period of more than two years in any department/attached office/subordinate office/statutory body, would be considered as ‘deemed abolished’ unless an exemption has been given at the time of sanctioning the post.

The instructions also state that posts falling into the category of ‘deemed abolished’ cannot be filled up prior to obtaining its revival from the Finance department.

“Revival of posts would be considered in rare and unavoidable circumstances only,” the instructions state. (KNO)

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