80,000 vacancies to be filled through fast track mode: Rather

Jammu, March 28: Government is planning to fill up about 80,000 vacant posts through fast track recruitment in next two years for which a Special Consultant has been engaged to assist Service Selection Recruitment Board (SSRB) in the recruitment process. This was stated by Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather in the House on Thursday.
Rather said that the fundamental objective of new recruitment policy is to reduce exponential growth of Non-Plan expenditure, which is effective for the posts advertised after November 1, 2011.
He said that SSRB is proceeding in a speedy manner by advertising posts, notifying, conducting written exams, and holding interviews in a time bound manner.
He said that with regards to the promotion quota vacancies, that instructions are given to all Departments to hold DPCs in a time bound manner.
Rather said that pursuant to a cabinet decision, a Standing Committee has been constituted to examine the modalities for the proposed future recruitments against Class IV, III and other Non-Gazetted posts in a fixed salary mode in order to reduce the exponential growth of salaries and connected Non-Plan expenditure. He said the Government accepted the recommendations of the Standing Committee for adoption of the New Recruitment Policy and accordingly Government Order and SRO were issued.
Rather said the New Recruitment Policy is designed to reduce the Non-Plan expenditure in respect of salaries. He said that for initial period of 5 years of service, pay of direct recruits shall be regulated as per fixed monthly salary.
He said the direct recruits appointed under the New Recruitment Policy shall be entitled to the benefits under Medical Allowance Rules, Leave Rules etc. adding that these appointments are governed by Rules of Probation, disciplinary rules and pension contribution under New Pension Scheme.
The Minister said that the direct recruits under the New Recruitment Policy shall be entitled to temporary move allowance on their posting in any move office. He said such recruits recruited shall also be entitled to washing allowance, uniform allowance/kit maintenance allowance and any other allowance whenever applicable.


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