The government received more than 10 lakh applications for 11830 posts in last five years and the amount of fee collected from these applications is more than Rs 19, 6627626.
According to the KNS correspondent, the state government while responding to the query submitted by the PDP spokesperson and MLC Naeem Akhtar said that 197542 applications for the fast track recruitment were received by the government in the year 2010 alone.
Akhtar in his question has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government about the year wise details of the number of applications received under the fast track recruitment program announced by the government through SSRB since 2010. Besides asking about the amount of the fee collected with these applications, Akhtar had submitted the question- asking the government about the number of posts filled up against the received applications.
The government while responding to the questions stated that a total number of 102574 applications were received by the government from 2010 to 2014. Providing a year wise break up, the government informed that in 2010, a total of 197542 OMR forms were received while as 162385 forms in 2011, have been submitted by the aspirants. It also maintained that 43275 OMR forms were received in 2012, and in 2013 there were 613278 forms submitted. During the ongoing year 8794 have been so far submitted.
The government maintained further that SSRB has made selections of 11830 posts against the applications received from 2010 till August 27, 2014. It maintained further that as per SRO-342 dated July 2013, the board has switched over to the written test system and has issued a scheduled for the conduct of examination of 5505 posts of different categories out of which the examination of 1785 posts has been conducted on August 3 and 23, 2014.
Akhtar also asked the state government about the number of persons engaged under various categories like seasonal, casual, daily wage, contractual by various departments after May 16, 2014. The government while responding to the questions stated that 3051 persons have been engaged by the different departments on need basis. The government however maintained that these engagements were made on need basis and expenditure is mostly debited to the ongoing schemes which have such a provision. The government however maintained that the exact financial implications cannot be worked out.