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Central govt asks J&K admin to solve joblessness issues, fill up vacancies

Last Updated on March 23, 2022 at 10:55 am

The lackadaisical approach of Jammu and Kashmir administration over filing the vacant posts and curbing the problem of unemployment, Parliamentary Panel has suggested the administration of J&K to solve the issues of joblessness.

Central government has told the administration to pull up socks and end this slow mode of functioning and snail pace recruitments.

As per reports, the department-related parliamentary standing committee on Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) has recommended to the authorities to fast-track recruitment on the posts which have been referred to the Services Selection Board (SSB) and Public Service Commission (PSC).

The report stated that committee has noticed that 20,323 posts have been advertised by the Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board since the year 2020 and currently selection process for 9,205 posts only has been completed and selection of remaining posts is underway.

It is also pertinent to mention that instead of referring the posts to the recruitment agencies, the Jammu and Kashmir administration cancelled the posts en-masse that were advertised post October 2019.

In an official order it was mentioned that all posts referred to JKPSC/SSB prior to 31.10.2019, for which selections have not been finalized till date, as also the posts in which there are litigations and the cases are pending in court shall be deemed to have been withdrawn with immediate effect.

Also, report titled “Periodic Labour Force Survey April-June 2021” released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has showed that the unemployment rate in J&K have reached 46.3 percent, the second-highest in India.