New Recruitment Policy: CSC Finalizes Recommendations



The state government appointed Cabinet Sub Committee (CSC) on New Recruitment Policy Thursday finalized its recommendations making several changes in the Policy.

Pertinent to mention here, the state Cabinet had on April 18 approved the Recruitment policy but was referred to the CSC following public outcry and return of the ordinance by Governor NN Vohra.

“The CSC has recommended that Reservation Act will be applicable on all adhoc/contractual appointments. The District Level Committees, which will make the appointments, will have representatives from the Public Service Commission (PSC) and Services Selection Recruitment Board (SSRB) for gazetted and non-gazetted categories respectively,” reports said.

The CSC has finalized that the Committees will have one member each from the PSC for gazetted level appointments and one member each from the SSRB for non-gazetted level appointments.

“Out of eight PSC members, who would take charge after some time, one each would be assigned one district for recruitment. Similarly, the Government would appoint more members to the SSRB and one of them would be assigned one district for fast track level appointments on contract/adhoc basis.”

“The CSC decided that the candidates recruited under LoC and RBA categories will have to serve in their areas for a period of seven years while others will have to serve the areas for which they have been appointed for a period of five years,” the reports added.

“All adhoc/contractual appointees will be regularized now after five years instead of seven years, as mentioned in the original Policy.”

“The conduct of adhoc/contractual appointees will be assessed every year instead of five years and based on their five years report, they will be regularized if their services were found satisfactory,” sources said.

The CSC has decided to make applicable the Reservation Act in all fast track recruitments on adhoc/contractual basis, thus, meeting the demand of various organisations, which have opposed the Policy on the ground of lack of reservations.

It has been decided that all gazetted level posts will be filled on State level. However, the non-gazetted appointments will be open for district level candidates but the SCs will get their eight per cent reservation in all districts i.e. they can apply for adhoc appointments even in other districts for district cadre posts.

According to recommendations, the PSC and SSRB will continue their normal working. “The new Policy will be applicable only to fill huge vacancies in Government hospitals, colleges, especially in rural and far off areas and other postings of immediate nature while the normal appointments would be made through the two main recruitment agencies-the PSC and the SSRB.”

The CSC, however, decided to exempt Civil Services Examinations from the purview of New Recruitment Policy and they would continue to be conducted as usual by the PSC.

The CSC decided to keep period of seven years services for jobs secured under RBA and LoC reservation categories to serve in the same areas as the members felt that there was dire need of doctors, lecturers and other postings of important nature in these areas. However, they will get regularized in five years.

The recommendations further said that it was decided that the contractual/adhoc appointees will get basic salary plus some allowances. On regularization, they will get full salary and all allowances.

More so, contrary to its earlier decision, the CSC decided not to put the Policy in public domain as it would have invited wide spread criticism from all sections of society especially the unemployed youth, who had voted the PDP-BJP Government to power for a change.

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