Revision of recruitment rules: Govt asks secretaries to pace up process

Revision of recruitment rules: Govt asks secretaries to pace up process

Srinagar: The government has instructed all the administrative secretaries to furnish the progress on revision of recruitment rules in Jammu and Kashmir.

The government has asked the administrative secretaries to furnish the details regarding the new recruitment rules within ten days under the format, the name of the department, number of recruitment rules under implementation in the department, names of recruitment rules, last revision of the recruitment rules conducted, and progress of fresh revision in light of budget announcement status.

The government issued the order after the finance Minister Haseeb Drabu made a speech during the 2017-18 budget session regarding revision of the Recruitment Rules.

He had said that the intention of the Government to a complete revision of all Recruitment Rules within one financial year so as to synchronize job requirements with commensurate educational qualifications.

“These names are relics of a colonial rule with a feudal mindset,” Drabu had stated. “The Recruitment Rules for Government Servants at all levels need urgent revision as most of them were framed several decades back and have lost relevance in the context of today’s youth’s educational attainment, as well as emerging job requirements”.

In view to enhance the dignity of work, increase the morale of workforce, Drabu had said the nomenclature will inspire a change in work culture and motivate to enhance the skills and go up the chain.

During the budget speech Drabu had also stated that the government wanted to change the nomenclature of the Government employees at lower levels.

“Further, following the Union Government’s nomenclature, I also announce decision of the government to change the “class” categorization for specifying the seniority of employees with alphabetical groupings. While it is currently being classified as I, II,III and IV group services, it will be changed into A, B, C and D,” he had said.