Govt kicks off process to identify vacancies in different departments

Srinagar:  Jammu and Kashmir government has kicked off the process to identify vacancies in different departments in a bid to fast-track the recruitment drive for the unemployed youth in the restive state.

This follows Governor Satya Pal Malik’s announcement of providing 50,000 new jobs to unemployed youth in the next few months.


In tune with the big-ticket announcement, Finance Department has sought the list of posts lying vacant in different departments.

An official of the Finance Department said once the departments submit the list of vacancies, the government would initiate the recruitment process.  “The actual number of vacancies will be known once departments submit the list to the government,” he said. 

An official document of the Finance Department accessed by The Kashmir Monitor reveals that the departments have been told to provide details about vacancies and number of regularized daily wagers.

“Number of temporary posts created for regularization of pre-1994 daily wagers and the number of such posts which cease to exist by way of retirement or adjustment of regularized workers against normal vacancies. No of vacant posts available during the year indicating separately the number of such posts filled on contractual/ consolidated/adhoc basis,” the document reads.

Similarly, the heads of departments have been told to furnish details of number of regularized daily wagers who have been adjusted against normal vacancies.

In July, the government banned recruitments in government departments, public sector undertakings and universities.

 “No new posts shall be created by the PSUs, autonomous bodies, without the prior concurrence of Finance department. No recruitment shall be made by public sector undertakings, autonomous bodies, societies, without following a transparent and due process including advertisements inviting applications from eligible candidates irrespective of class of the posts,” reads the Finance Department order issued in July.

“Further, PSU, autonomous bodies, societies are instructed to undertake the changes as may be required in their bye-laws, regulations with the approval of competent authority,” the order adds.

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