Govt scraps recruitment process for 1200 associates, 250 POs in J&K bank
Feb 27: Jammu and Kashmir government has scrapped the ongoing recruitment
process for 1200 banking associates and 250 probationary officers in J&K
The government has asked the finance
department to advise the bank to initiate a fair and transparent process for
filling up the vacant post on the fast-track basis.
Principal Secretary Planning, Development, and
Monitoring Rohit Kansal said the decision to scrap the ongoing recruitment
process and invite fresh application was taken in the Administrative Council
meeting which was chaired by Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu in Jammu
“The issue had been ongoing since 2018.
Various legal infirmities had been pointed out in the ongoing process.
Therefore the ongoing process of recruitment for these posts shall stand
scrapped”, he said
Council, he said, directed the Finance Department to advise J&K Bank to
initiate a fresh, fair, norm-based and transparent recruitment for 50
probationary officers and 1200 banking associates in the J&K Bank through
“The entire recruitment process will be
completed 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. The bank is being advised to ensure that all applicants eligible
in the last recruitment, which has been canceled, shall be eligible for the
fresh recruitment also”, he said.
also noted that the Council has also approved an amnesty scheme for the power
consumers which will come into effect from March 1, 2020.
prevent disconnections and facilitate easy payment, the amnesty scheme
envisages payment of arrears in three easy installments,” he said.
Kansal said 25 percent of the payment is to be
made by March 31, 2020, 40 percent by April 30, 2020, and remaining 35 percent
by May 31, 2020.
“Consumers who miss the first installment will
lose 5% of the benefit while those missing the second will lose 10% of the
benefit. Failure to pay all three installments by May 31 will, however, lead to
immediate disconnection”, he said.
Kansal said 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.
The Administrative Council discussed the
difficulties being faced by the local industry.
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 industries.
was decided that the Finance Department will carry out this exercise in
consultation with other departments. Industries department will engage in a
wide-spread stakeholder consultation to prepare a policy for incentivizing the
local industry on similar lines as is being done for attracting investors from
outside”, he said.
the proposed investment summit, Kansal said that the Administrative Council
also reviewed its progress and accorded approval to four sectors specific
policies that would help facilitate investment.
a large amount of investment being targeted and consequently the work noted to
be done in facilitating these investments. the Council also accorded approval
to the creation of a post of Industries Commissioner in the Industries
Department in the pay matrix 14,” he said.