Job seekers buffeted by slowdown blues in the private sector have reason to smile: A recession-proof Karnataka government is planning to go on a massive recruitment drive to fill nearly 1.25 lakh vacancies in the next five years.
“During this financial year, we propose to fill up at least 30,000 vacancies in various departments, the process for which has already been initiated,” chief minister Siddaramaiah said.
But filling up vacant posts this year may get slightly delayed because the government has decided to freeze all recruitments until the Hyderabad-Karnatak region gets special status recognition. “We are awaiting clearance of one last hurdle to grant special status. This may take one or two months,” the CM is said to have told officials at a meeting to review government vacancies. The recruitment process has already started in some departments: the animal husbandry department has recruited about 300 vets but is waiting for the CM’s nod to announce the final list.
The state home department has initiated the procedure to fill around 19,000 vacancies in its police force in the next three years, and this year alone, plans to hire around 8,000 personnel — making it one of the biggest drives in recent times.
It was in 2009 the government went slow on hiring to cope with the global economic slowdown. Annually, around 20,000 posts become available with the government with employees retiring, but it hired just about 3,000-5,000 persons. “Given the pace of recruitment the previous government had undertaken, it will take another 20 years to fill up these posts,” said a senior official who was part of the committee to take up a survey on job vacancies in government departments.
Short of hands: Year after year, a dozen government programmes and schemes are introduced, but the number of employees handling these increased services has been declining. Now, with pressure mounting on better services, the government has finally announced it will fill up 1.25 lakh vacancies to add to the “family” of 5.5 lakh employees at present.
Karnataka State Government Employees’ Association president L Byrappa said filling up the vacancies will eliminate delays in clearing files, which was one of the main reasons for corruption in the administration, and to expedite development.
“Because the government wasn’t recruiting, many posts which had fallen vacant due to retirement or death of employees resulted in each employee discharging the duties of three persons, and a delay in clearing files. People are not ready to wait for a reply or solution to their problems, and seek shortcuts to get their work done quickly,” he said. (Source:ET)
Most of the Recruitment are to be processed through Karnata Publick Service Commission
The Public Service Commission was constituted under the provisions of theÂ Constitution of India on 18-05-1951. In accordance with the provisions of clause 14 of the Public Service Commission, Regulations 1950, the staff of the Public Service Commission as it stoodÂ on 18-05-1951, was continued as the nucleus of the staff of the Public Service Commission …