Govt scraps JK Bank’s recruitment for 1200 banking associates, 250 probationary officers
Jammu, Feb 27: Jammu and Kashmir government scrapped the ongoing process of recruitment for 1200 banking associates and 250 probationary officers and asked the finance department to advise the J&K bank to initiate a fresh, fair, norm-based and transparent recruitment for these posts through the IBPS.
On the recruitment process of J&K Bank, Kansal informed that the issues had been ongoing since 2018 and noted that various legal infirmities had been pointed out in the ongoing process. The Council, he said, therefore, directed the Finance Department to advise J&K Bank to initiate a fresh, fair, norm based and transparent recruitment for 250 Probationary Officers and 1200 banking Associates in the J&K Bank through the IBPS.
“The entire recruitment process will be completed by on a fast track basis within three months. The detailed modalities and announcements in this regard will be finalized by the bank in its next board meeting. As a result the ongoing process of recruitment for these posts by this bank shall stand scrapped,” he said and added that the bank is being advised to ensure that all applicants eligible in the last recruitment which has been cancelled shall be eligible for the fresh recruitment also.
The Government has announced amnesty scheme for power consumers across UT of J&K.
was stated by Principal Secretary Planning, Development and Monitoring, Rohit
Kansal today at an evening press conference here.
who is also Government’s spokesperson, informed that the decision was taken by
the Administrative Council which met here today under the chairmanship of the
Lieutenant Governor G.C. Murmu.
said that the Council approved an amnesty scheme for the power consumers which
will come into effect from March 1, 2020.
decided that as a welfare measure and in order to give an opportunity to power
consumers to prevent disconnection of their connections and to facilitate easy
payment, the amnesty scheme envisages payment of arrears in three easy
instalments,” he announced.
further said 25 per cent of the payment is to be completed by March 31, 2020,
40 per cent of the payment is to be completed by April 30, 2020 and remaining
35 per cent by May 31st, 2020.
timely and complete payment, he informed that a full waiver of interest and
penalty will be provided by the department.
who miss the first instalment will lose 5% of the benefit while those missing
the second one will lose 10% of the benefit. Failure to fully pay all three
instalments by May 31st will, however, lead to immediate disconnection. It has
also been decided that after June 1 no power will be supplied to the defaulting
customers unless the arrears are cleared in full. It is estimated that waiver
of penalties and interests will cost around Rs 600 crore to the government as
against total pending dues of Rs 3000 crore,” he said.
Administrative Council discussed the difficulties being faced by the local
said after detailed discussions, the Lieutenant Governor directed the Finance
Department to prepare an estimate of interest liabilities of industries
operating in J&K owing to the situational difficulties being faced by these
decided that the Finance Department will carry out this exercise in
consultation with other departments such as Industries Department etc. The
department will also prepare an estimate of the forebearings required to see
that the local industries can be revived and start functioning normally,” he
said and added that the industries department will also engage in a widespread
stakeholder consultation in order to prepare a policy for incentivising the
local industry on similar lines as is being done for attracting investors from
consultations will be combined into a comprehensive package for having vibrant
industrial/tourist eco system in J&K, he added.
proposed investment summit, Kansal said that the Administrative Council also
reviewed the progress with regard to the proposed investment summit and
accorded approval to four sectors specific policies which would help facilitate
investment in these sectors.
“Considering the large amount of investment
being targeted and consequently the work noted to be done in facilitating these
investments the administrative council also accorded approval to the creation
of a post of Industries Commissioner in the Industries Department in the pay
matrix 14,”he said.