Srinagar: The school education department has fixed a timeline to process the selection and waiting list of the new recruitment made in the department.
A circular issued by the principal secretary school education department, Bishwajit Kumar Singh, states that the decision has been taken in view of the procedural delay in subordinate offices in operationalization of selection, waiting list or issuance and cancellation of appointment orders.
“Due to these procedure delays, the selection or waiting list expires or loses its validity,” the circular reads.
The circular instructions have been issued in reference to the amendments made to Rule 14(5) and (7) of J&K civil service decentralization and recruitment Rules. 2010.
The clause(s) of the J&K civil services decentralization and recruitment rules, 2010 were amended vide SRO-60 dated February 2 of 2018 which provides that the validity period of one year of the select list of those selectees whose recommendation/selection is kept withheld by the recruiting agency shall be reckoned from the date of release of their recommendation.
Also after sub-rule (7) as per the amendments it was stated that the validity period of one year of the waiting list of those selectees whose recommendation or selection is kept withheld by the recruiting agency shall be reckoned from the date of release of their recommendation.
Meanwhile the education department circular states that in spite of various government statutory requirements to conclude the selection process in a time-bound manner, the procedural delay at subordinate offices of the department in the process of operationalization of selection and wait list.
“A timeline has been fixed for processing the selection and wait list as received from recruiting or selection agencies,” the circular reads.
As per the timeline fixed by the department, a timeline of one month has been fixed for the administrative department wherein the procedure should be complete within one month from the date of receipt of selection.
“At the level of directorates the process should be completed within one month from the date of receipt of approval of the administrative department,” the circular said.
Similarly, a two months timeline has been fixed for Chief Education Officers to complete the procedural formalities, from the date of receipt of approval and recommendation of the concerned directorates.
“Also, appointment orders at the level of CEOs will be compulsorily issued in all cases and their non-joining will be considered from the date of issuance of appointing order,” the circular reads.
During this period, appointment orders and subsequent submission of a list of non-joining candidates along with next meritorious waiting list candidates with recommendation for the operation of the waitlist strictly should be in light of the instruction issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) from time to time, it reads.
For non-joining candidates, a month timeline has been fixed at the directorate level to complete the requisite formalities which include the receipt of the list from CEOs regarding non-joining candidates.
The administrative department will also complete the formalities about non-joining candidates and convey approval to the respective directorates for the operation of the wait list within one month.
“It is therefore impressed upon the Director School Education, Jammu and Kashmir division, all CEOs of J&K UT to adhere to the instructions issued by the GAD on the subject matter,” the circular reads.
“The timeline should be followed in letter and spirit, so that the selection process could be completed within stipulated time avoiding re-validation process,” it reads.