1 lakh posts to be filled in 2 years: GAD

SRINAGAR: Secretary to Government General Administration Department, Mohammad Ashraf Bukhari, on Tuesday announced that during the next 24 months more than 100,000 posts shall be filled through various recruiting agencies in the state.
According to an official spokesman, Bukhari took a review meeting with the officers of GAD to take stock of the vacant posts in various government departments and the recruitment process in progress at present.
During the discussing, it was pointed out that more than 26000 vacancies have been referred to the Services Selection Board. Besides, over 14,000 Class-IV vacancies have also been referred to various recruitment agencies, the spokesman said.
Over 7500 posts at the non-gazetted/ Class-IV level in the police department are also being filled up by the Police Recruitment Boards.
The departments have also referred over 2700 posts to the Public Service Commission to be filled up through direct recruitment for which the selection process is at various stages. Posts under Combined Competitive Examination are also being filled up on regular basis and in this regard 51 posts have been referred to the Public Service Commission during 2014, the spokesman said.
The meeting was also informed that at least 50,000 more vacancies are likely to be referred to the recruiting agencies which have not been referred so far which may also include a large number of posts to be created for the new Administrative Units approved recently by the Cabinet vide its decision No. 20/01/2014 dated 01-02-2014. The departments have already been advised to refer the pending available vacancies to the recruiting agencies expeditiously.
“During the next 24 months more than 100,000 posts shall be filled through various recruiting agencies, thus providing employment to a large number of unemployed educated youth in the government sector,” the spokesman said.
“The recruiting agencies are being asked to expedite the selection process. This shall also benefit a large number of unemployed educated youth who had crossed the upper age limit which has now been enhanced by three years by the state Cabinet.”