Ladakh admin sets up SSB for recruitment to non-gazetted posts


SRINAGAR — In a significant development aimed at enhancing efficiency and transparency in recruitment, Ladakh has established its own autonomous Service Selection Board (SSB).

The Board will oversee the selection process for Group ‘B’ (non-gazetted) and all Group ‘C’ (UT/Divisional Cadre) positions, ensuring a fair and uniform procedure.

The decision to create the Service Selection Board stems from the Ladakh administration’s commitment to modernizing recruitment practices while adhering to established guidelines.

Following a delegation of powers by the Ministry of Home Affairs to the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, the region now has the authority to set rules governing recruitment methods and qualification criteria.

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The order, in this connection, reads that the administration of the Union territory of Ladakh aims to ensure a uniform and transparent process and procedures for recruitment of Group ‘B’ (non-gazetted) and all Group ‘C’ UT/Divisional Cadre categories of posts under its Administration through an autonomous body, without disturbing the existing recruitment rules.

It also states that by making effective use of technology in the recruitment processes and procedures and ensuring that the cumulative outcome of the recruitment is to provide just a fair opportunity to all the candidates and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

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It said that the President of India in exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India has delegated the powers to the Lieutenant Governor for exercising the powers to make the rules regarding the method of recruitment to all Group ‘B’ (non-gazetted) and Group ‘C’ posts.

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