SSB faces staff shortage
54 Non-Gazetted Posts Lying Vacant
Jammu, Mar 21: Service Selection Board (SSB) the premier recruitment agency in the state is itself facing shortage of 54 non-gazetted employees against the total sanctioned strength of 151 officials, including gazetted officers.
Sources in SSB told Greater Kashmir that shortage of employees greatly affects the routine work of the recruitment agency.
“There is almost negligible strength of clerical cadre, which plays important role in various stages of the recruitment process such as advertisement, scanning and processing OMR forms, short listing, conducting interviews, and consolidation of awards of Interview Committees and also checking of original documents of the candidates” said a senior official preferring anonymity.
Sources said that during past three years 18,375 posts of Group C and D cadre were referred to the board pertaining to different government departments, but it could complete selection for just 6263 posts primarily because of dearth of staff. “Shortage of requisite staff in SSB is one of the reasons for inordinate delay in the recruitment process” sources added.
Chairman SSB, B D Bhagat, while talking to Greater Kashmir admitted that there was severe shortage of non gazetted staff in the board putting lot of burden on the available employees.
“They are working beyond the office hours and even on holidays to carry on the recruitment process” he claimed. He said the posts in the board have fallen vacant as many employees have attained superannuation with no recruitment made against these vacancies.
He added that as SSB comes under General Administration Department (GAD), its nod was required to fill up the posts fallen vacant following many retirements. SSB has written to the GAD and hopefully process to fill the posts would be started shortly, he added.
Pertinently, as per official figures, various government departments had referred 15599 posts of Group C and D to SSB for recruitment in past three years and only 4477 selections could be made during this period. Besides this 2776 posts were also referred to SSB under Migrant Special Quota during year 2010 and 1786 selections were made.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 21 Mar 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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