The State Cabinet which met here today under the chairpersonship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, approved creation of additional 3000 supernumerary posts for Kashmiri migrants under the Prime Minister’s Package.

The newly created posts include 228 in Public Works Department, 60 in Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department, 240 in Power Development Department, 50 in Youth Services and Sports Department, 320 in School Education Department, 220 in Rural Development Department, 135 in Transport Department, 34 in Labour & Employment Department, 125 in Industries & Commerce Department, 150 in PHE, I&FC Department, 84 in Law, Justice & Parliamentary Department, 150 in Planning & Development Department, 300 in Finance Department, 172 in Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department, 70 in Health & Medical Education Department, 100 in Revenue Department, 200 in Prisons Department, 142 in Fire & Emergency Services Department and 62 in Relief & Rehabilitation Department.

The cabinet also approved withdrawal of 210 posts from J&K Services Selection Board and 3 posts of Class-IV from Relief Organisation (Migrants) and creation of 179 posts by corresponding reduction of 179 posts.

Subsequently, the cabinet approved appointment of 198 petitioners against the 79 newly created posts subject to the condition that the appointees shall have to join within a period of 21 days in the concerned departments, failing which the appointment shall be deemed to have been cancelled, without any notice.

The cabinet further directed that all the migrant employees appointed under the Prime Minister’s Package should be asked to report to their respective directorates in Kashmir within the next two weeks. “The concerned HoDs shall ensure that the postings of all such employees are rationalized and they are posted suitably keeping in view various aspects enabling them to discharge their duties and responsibilities in a harmonious manner,” the cabinet observed.


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