‘Govt. will fill available openings’
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan instructed the Assembly that the federal government noticed no motive to extend the validity of PSC rank lists beyond August 4.
It hoped to fill all accessible vacancies from the present checklist earlier than it expired. The authorities had prolonged the validity of lists by six months on February 5.
Mr. Vijayan was replying to a submission moved by Leader of the Opposition V.D. Satheesan. His assertion got here towards the backdrop of a recent spherical of protests by PSC rank holders who feared the expiry of the rank lists on August 4 would extinguish their hope for a authorities job.
The Chief Minister mentioned the pandemic had hobbled the PSC’s capability to conduct aggressive assessments in a time-bound method.
However, the PSC’s delay wouldn’t have an effect on reporting of openings brought on by retirement and promotion.
Mr. Vijayan had chaired a gathering of presidency secretaries to make sure that vacancies are reported punctually. The administration would penalise division heads who failed to report openings to the PSC in time.
The authorities had additionally requested division heads to report vacancies held up by seniority disputes, courtroom circumstances and absence of employees eligible for promotion. A panel headed by the Chief Secretary would resolve such disputes expediently to open up authorities jobs for PSC candidates.
For one, the panel would give interim promotion in disputed circumstances to create vacancies for eligible candidates.
The authorities has created an internet system for reporting jobs. The administrative vigilance will look at whether or not there’s any delay or error in reporting openings. The vigilance will conduct shock inspections at workplaces to guarantee division heads fall in step with the federal government diktat within the matter.
The earlier LDF authorities had created 20,000 new posts in well being and police departments. The PSC printed 4.223 rank lists between 2016 and 2021.
The authorities was resolved to fill vacancies solely via the PSC. It would quickly revive PSC examinations and interviews delayed by the pandemic.