Jammu and Kashmir: Government Withdraws 6,000 Job Posts, New Notification in August


SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government has withdrawn approximately 6,000 posts that were earlier referred to the JK Service Selection Board (JKSSB) for recruitment.

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This decision impacts several departments, including the Home Department, concerning positions planned for the financial years 2022 to 2023.

The withdrawn posts comprise approximately 752 police sub-inspectors, around 4,000 police constables, 150 Junior Engineer Civil positions, about 200 electrical engineers, and others. These positions were referred to JKSSB without finalising the new reservation rules by the central government, which allocated ten percent reservation to the hill community of the state.

Due to this new reservation policy, the posts had to be withdrawn to align with the updated reservation rules. The General Administration Department has instructed the concerned departments to finalize the reservation rules before re-referring these posts back to JKSSB.

This adjustment process is expected to take one to two months. Consequently, JKSSB will likely issue notifications for these new posts only after August.

JKSSB Chairman Rakesh Sharma confirmed that all the posts have been withdrawn and will be re-referred following the establishment of the new reservation rules, after which the recruitment process can proceed.

In related developments, the recruitment process for posts in the Forest Department, including Forest Guard and Forester, is expected to commence by the end of July. This process will start with a physical examination followed by a written test. Although notifications for these positions were issued in 2022, the recruitment process has yet to begin even after 2023.

Additionally, the deadline for applying for the position of District Judge has been extended to July 15. The Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh High Court’s Additional Registrar Administrative issued this extension order, pushing back the initial deadline from June 5 to provide more time for online applications—(KNO)


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