The state government is likely to introduce the New Recruitment Policy in Jammu and Kashmir with the policy being approved by the cabinet instead of taking the ordinance route.

Sources privy to this development told KNS that the policy shall be effective in Jammu and Kashmir in near future wherein youth shall be recruited on contractual bases for the period of seven years and that the interviews shall be conducted by the SSB members on the district levels.

Sources added that once the cabinet approves the policy, it shall be implemented without delay.

Pertinently, reports earlier informed that the dearth of the staff in various far flung areas of the state was felt on ground due to which the government was mulling to make it a compulsory factor that an appointee must spent atleast seven years of service in his/her area of posting.

On April 19, Jammu and Kashmir Special Recruitment Ordinance-2015 was approved by the cabinet and it was later submitted to the Governor, who returned it without approval.

Under the new policy, the persons appointed on contractual basis would have been regularized after putting in seven years of “satisfactory service”. The minimum pay during the contractual period of an appointee would have been anything between Rs 10,000 and Rs 12,000 per month.

The government had announced that the decision would help fill around 12,000 vacancies of assistant surgeons, lecturers and teachers from the human resource available at the district level. The government had planned to make it a permanent recruitment policy.

On May 19, the ruling PDP-BJP coalition adopted a “course correction” by announcing the formation of a cabinet sub- committee (CSC) to review its recruitment policy.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here