J&K directly recruited for 1,000 posts in last 2 years | India News


NEW DELHI: As part of concerted efforts to end ad-hocism, opacity and delays in selections and promotions with respect to senior government posts in J&K government, the J&K Public Service Commission (PSC) has not only made nearly 1,000 appointments through direct recruitment in the last couple of years but has also expedited promotions, overdue in some cases by two decades.
“J&K PSC has been advertising the vacancies to J&K administrative service (JKAS), police service and accounts (gazetted) service without delay, some within 24 hours of being notified by the general administration department. The result of the J&K combined competitive exam 2021, for which prelims round was held in 2021, mains exam in 2022 and interview in December 2022, were put out on January 19 this year, just three hours after the last candidate was interviewed. This was a first in the history of PSC and has vastly enhanced the people’s faith in the fairness, impartiality and transparency of the selection system,” a senior functionary of the J&K government told TOI.
“It is the endeavour of the J&K PSC to make selection against the JKAS/Police Services and account services posts referred to it in 2022, no later than July 2023. This way the PSC will achieve the long-term goal of making selections for these senior posts, on an annual basis,” said the functionary.
Sources in J&K government told TOI that while reform of the selection process for gazetted posts in J&K government started two years back, the appointment of retired IAS officer Satish Chandra as chairman of J&K PSC in June 2022 had expedited things and helped check ad-hocism or stop-gap arrangements in promotions by seeking proposals in advance from all government departments.
A key reform was the amendment in direct recruitment rules for assistant professors by enabling shortlisting of candidates on the basis of a written test carrying about 80% of the marks, while reducing the marks for interview to around 12 from 30-40.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here