State Recruitment Board to fill 30,000 posts this year

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Srinagar, Feb 26: To fast-track the employment process the State Recruitment Board (SRB) has decided advertising the jobs on weekly basis and completing selection within three months.
Officials at the SRB said the body was working on slew of measures to meet the target of filling at least 30,000 posts during this year.
“We are working on many fronts to fast track selection process and advertising posts on weekly basis is part of it,” said Chairman SRB M Afzal Bhat. “We will be completing the selection for at least 10,000 posts which were referred to the Board in 2011-12 soon and another 8000 posts including a backlog of 30193 posts have been advertised.”
With ruling National Conference and Congress having started preparations for 2014 Assembly elections, the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah last month, on completion of four years in the office, announced fast track recruitment of around 80000 youth in government services.
A source said the Chief Minister was personally monitoring the recruitment process undertaken by the SRB.
“There are strict instructions for speeding up the recruitment,” the source said.
In unemployment ridden J&K the number of educated jobless youth has swelled to around six lakh as per the official data.
The source said around one lakh posts were lying vacant in J&K including at least 5500 gazetted posts, 36000 non-gazetted and 11350 class-IV posts. Besides, the Government has not filled up 43000 vacancies of daily wagers announced for seven identified departments.
However after the Chief Minister made the announcement, indicating his government was in election mood, the state was expected to witness pace in recruitment process.
In another decision the SRB has done away the practice wherein an aspirant was required to re-apply for a particular post on as much times as the government would re-advertise the post under different notification.
Besides, for any particular posts advertised in state/division/district cadre an aspirant would be asked to apply at only one level and his/her selection at any of the three levels would be considered as per the merit.
Earlier an aspirant was required to apply at all the three levels for selection at any individual level.
“These decisions will help the educated youth and also save their money,” Bhat said.

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