Govt abolishes written test for filling up Class-IV posts

Withdraws 6-Month Old Directive To Recruiting Agencies


Srinagar, Jan 30: In a major decision Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to do away with the written test for filling up Class-IV posts in the state.
An order to this effect was issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) on Tuesday in modification of its earlier order issued in May 2012.
The decision follows government’s recent announcement to fill up more than 80,000 vacancies including Class-IV posts. It also comes at a time when the ruling coalition partners - National Conference and Congress have sounded the bugle for 2014 Assembly polls in JK.
“It is hereby ordered that written test shall not be conducted for filling up of Class-IV posts by the recruiting agencies - Departmental Recruitment Committees and Police Recruitment Board,” the latest GAD order says.
Secretary GAD Sheikh Mushtaq Ahmad said the order would come into effect immediately. On May 30, 2012 the government, acting on a cabinet decision, ordered (No. 252-HE of 2012) recruiting agencies- Service Selection Board and Public Service Commission to do away with the present system of screening for the purpose of short-listing wherein recruitment was made by giving weightage to the performance in the academic examinations and a uniform written test should be for all the eligible aspirants for the posts advertised.
The agencies were asked that the marks obtained in the written test shall be taken into account for making selections.
“Where the response to an advertisement notice is enormous, the recruiting agencies including Jammu and Kashmir Public Service shall go in for a uniform screening test to shortlist the candidates for the written examination and subsequently make the selections as per laid down procedure,” the order said that time.
“It has been abolished now,” said Chairman SSRB Muhammad Afzal Bhat.
Sources said there are around 18000 Class-IV posts lying vacant in different departments apart from 11200 vacant posts in gazetted cadre and 45588 vacant posts in non-gazetted.
Besides, the Government is also sitting on filling up 43000 vacancies of daily wagers announced for seven identified departments by it two years ago.
Last month Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah announced that around 80000 vacancies in different departments would be filled on fast track basis.
The government also appointed a consultant for providing the roadmap to fill up the non-gazetted posts through the SSRB.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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