Speaking about the issue of withdrawal of posts referred to PSC/SSB before 31 October 2019, the Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday said that only those posts are withdrawn where the selection has not been made or the results have not been declared.
“In some cases, there are referred posts which have remained stuck since 2004. Now, recruitment rules, reservation laws have been changed. Some posts were also transferred to the Union Territory of Ladakh,” LG said while interacting with the media persons at Convention Centre in Jammu.
He said that the withdrawal of these posts was essential to ensure transparent and merit based recruitments.
“These posts shall be put to fresh advertisement within two months for recruitment on fast track basis,” LG said.
The Lt Governor also announced one-time relaxation to the aspirants who had already applied for the withdrawn posts.
“This will ensure equal opportunity to all,” the LG said.
He said that the administration has ensured free, fair, and merit based selections in the recruitment process.
“The pending 3000 Class-IV posts will be filled within two months on merit basis,” he said.
LG asked the aspirants to not get ‘misled’.
“We are sensitive to the concerns of our people, our youth. They can reach out to my office, or the office of any senior officers and their issues will be redressed on merit,” the LG said.
LG also announced ex-gratia for the government forces who laid down their lives in the line of duty.
“Our security forces have laid down their lives while protecting the territorial integrity of the nation. Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia relief has also been announced in favour of next of kins of deceased army personnel of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
He said that this decision will also end the discriminatory policy towards the security personnel.
Replying to a question of JDA’s action in Roopnagar area to remove encroachments, the LG said that the action has been taken as per the Rule of Law and as per the directions of Hon’ble High Court.
He also said that Rs 73 crore has been allocated for Cluster Tribal Model Village.
“The salary of seasonal teachers has been increased from Rs 4000 to Rs 10000. Further, 500 tribal youth have been selected for specialized skill development programmes and more such youth will be acquainted with the know-how of the skills required for the modern day industries,” the LG said.
He said that over 100 smart schools have already been initiated and 100 more will be dedicated to the students of the tribal community soon.
He said that J&K had received a meager Rs 14,000 cr investment, and now the New Industrial Development Scheme aims to bring more than Rs 70,000 cr worth investment in the UT.
LG observed that e- tendering and transparency have expedited the project implementation in the UT. Now, we are eyeing to complete around 45,000 projects in 2021-22 which is three-times more than the ones completed in previous years.