PUNJAB GOVT TO IMPLEMENT CAPT AMARINDER’S PROMISE TO PROVIDE 1 LAKH GOVT JOBS BY FY2021-22 IN PHASED MANNER
CABINET APPROVES STATE EMPLOYMENT PLAN 2020-22 TO ENSURE TIME-BOUND FILLING OF VACANCIES
Chandigarh, October 14:
To fulfill Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s promise of providing one lakh government jobs to youth in the remaining term of his government, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved a State Employment Plan 2020-22, to fill vacant jobs in government departments, boards, corporations and agencies in a phased time-bound manner.
The recruitment will be done on central government pay scales, in line with the earlier cabinet decision to this effect.
A state-level function will be held on Independence Day, 2021 for formal joining of the selected candidates in Government posts during the year 2020-21. The function will be presided over by the Chief Minster.
As per the Plan approved by the Cabinet, all department may advertise their respective vacancies by October 31, 2020 to take forward the process of recruitment. The Administrative Departments would be solely responsible to ensure transparent and fair recruitment within the stipulated time schedule.
According to an official spokesperson, the Cabinet has also authorized the Chief Minister to make such amendments/additions/deletions as the situation may warrant, concerning various issues/proposals, after obtaining the advice of Departments of Personnel and Finance.
The Chief Minister had in March announced that 50,000 direct quota vacant government posts shall be filled in FY 2020-21 and another 50,000 posts in fiscal 2021-22, as a part of his flagship programme ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar’.
Giving details of the Plan, the spokesperson said the Employment Generation, Skill Development & Training Department has collected the direct quota fill-able vacant posts, category-wise, from all the Administrative Departments. These include Group A (3959), Group B (8717) and Group C (36313), thus totaling 48,989 posts.
It was decided at the Cabinet meeting interviews would not be required for recruitment to Group-C posts. However, candidates selected based on tests shall present themselves for counselling, to be organized by the concerned department for physical verification of the candidates and their documents.
All the Engineering posts at the level of Junior Engineer (JE) and above in all departments/boards/corporations/authorities etc. shall be filled through Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) by organizing a common exam. In those cases where departments are yet to finalize the agency that would carry out the recruitment, they would be required to do so at
The competent level and go ahead with the recruitment process. However, if certain posts are to be withdrawn from the purview of the Staff Selection Board or the PPSC, it would be done only under exceptional circumstances by following the established process.
Regarding the direct quota vacant posts of Group-A and Group-B to be filled through Punjab Public Service Commission, the spokesperson said that the departments had been asked to refer these Group-A and Group-B fillable posts to PPSC for recruitment by October 31, 2020, and the recruitment process of these posts shall be completed by June 30, 2021. The Personnel Department has been directed to ensure implementation and compliance in this regard.
Meanwhile, the Employment Generation, Skill Development & Training Department would collect fillable direct quota vacancies for the financial year 2021-22 from all the departments category wise by June 30, 2021. The spokesperson further said that all the concerned departments whose vacancies are to be filled for the financial year 2021-22 would complete the process of advertisement regarding recruitment by October 31, 2021, and submit a certificate to this effect to the Employment Generation, Skill Development & Training Department on October 31, 2021.
PUNJAB TO GIVE 33% RESERVATION TO WOMEN UNDER DIRECT RESERVATION IN STATE CIVIL SERVICES
CABINET GIVES NOD TO CREATION OF LEGAL CLERK CADRE IN PUNJAB CIVIL SECRETARIAT
Chandigarh, October 14:
In another major step towards further empowerment of women, the Captain Amarinder Singh led government has opted for 33% reservation for women at the direct recruitment state in the Punjab Civil Services.
The state cabinet on Wednesday approved the Punjab Civil Services (Reservation of Posts for Women) Rules, 2020, to provide such reservation for women for direct recruitment to posts in Government, as well as recruitment to Boards and Corporations in Group A, B, C and D posts.
CABINET OKAYS AMENDMENT TO CIVIL SECTT RULES
In order to effectively pursue court cases/legal matters in a timely manner, the Punjab Cabinet has also approved amendment to the Punjab Civil Secretariat (State Services Class-III) Rules, 1976, for the creation of Clerk (Legal) cadre for recruitment of Legal Clerks in the Punjab Civil Secretariat. This will be done by taking 100 posts out of the general Clerk Cadre, thus ensuring that there is no financial implications, according to an official spokesperson.
The State Government currently has few employees with knowledge of legal and judicial proceedings, and educational qualifications necessary to handle court cases filed against the Government in accordance with the constitutional provisions, legal rules and instructions.
The Cabinet also gave the go-ahead to increase the quota reserved for promotion to Clerk Cadre from Class IV or Class III (whose scale of pay is less than that of clerk) from current 15% to 18%. This has been done as the number of vacancies reserved for promotion quota for Class IV or Class III (whose scale of pay is less than that of clerk) employees to clerk cadre will decrease as posts sanctioned for clerk cadre will reduce. There is, however, no provision to promote Class IV or Class III (whose scale of pay is less than that of clerk) employees to the post of Legal Clerk.
PCS (EXECUTIVE BRANCH) OFFICERS TO NOW GET HIGHER PAY SCALE IN 13 YEARS
In another decision, the Cabinet approved placement of all officers working in the PCS (Executive Branch) cadre in the higher pay scale 37400-67000+8700 (grade pay) on completion of 13 years of service instead of 14 years of service, in compliance with the instructions issued by Personnel Department on April 4, 2000 and as per the conditions laid down in the subsequent amendments issued from time to time.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet also gave the nod to revoke the order dated July 8, 2003 w.e.f. December 6, 2008 regarding placement of PCS (Executive Branch) officers working against the first 90 posts of PCS cadre in the higher pay scale of 14300-18600 on completion of 12 years of service.
CERTAIN ANNUAL ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS APPROVED
The Punjab Cabinet has, meanwhile, also approved the Annual Administrative Reports of the Horticulture and Labour Department for the year 2018-19.