J&K govt directed to accelerate recruitment process: Centre

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SRINAGAR — The Centre has informed the department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Home Affairs that the government of Jammu & Kashmir has been asked to undertake the process of recruitment in an accelerated manner.

In its action taken report submitted on the panel’s earlier recommendations for fast-tracking recruitment process in J&K UT, the Ministry of Home Affairs has apprised the panel that the government of Jammu and Kashmir has been asked to assess the requirement of manpower and undertake the process of recruitment in an accelerated manner.

It has also informed the panel that domicile has been made a basic eligibility for an appointment to any post under the Union Territory of J&K or under a local or other authority (other than Cantonment Board) within the UT of J&K.

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“In terms of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of State Laws) Order, 2020, read with the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of State Laws) Second Order, 2020, amendments have been effected, among others, in the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Decentralisation and Recruitment) Act, 2010. Through these amendments, Domicile has been made a basic eligibility for an appointment to any post under the Union Territory of J&K or under a local or other authority (other than Cantonment Board) within the UT of J&K,” reads the ATR.

After perusing the ATR, the committee reiterated its recommendation for expediting the assessment and recruitment so as to fill the vacancies in a time-bound manner.

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In its report tabled in the Parliament last year, the committee had pointed out that there are vacancies of 22078, 54375 and 7552 at Class-IV, non-gazetted and gazetted level, respectively, in the UT.

It had then recommended to the government to expedite the recruitment process and fill the vacancies in a time-bound manner.

“The committee further recommends to reserve seats for the local youth so that they can get due share in the government jobs of the UT. The committee also recommends the administration of the UT of J&K to assess the requirement of manpower after being established as a UT and notify it on a priority basis,” read the last year’s report.

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