Govt job aspirants in Telangana and AP may have to wait

G Naga Sridhar Hyderabad | Updated on November 24, 2017 Published on June 05, 2014

Procedural formalities, lack of clarity on positions likely to cause delays

Government job-aspirants in two States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh may have to wait for fresh recruitments.

The procedural aspects of bifurcation, lack of clarity on the positions and the financial aspects related to recruitment are reasons behind possible delay in fresh recruitments, according to officials.

“As per the available statistics, the total vacancies in two states have been estimated at 18,000 at state cadre jobs excluding subordinate jobs in police department and teachers as June 2, 2014,” a senior official involved in the process told Business Line here on Thursday.

But most of these vacancies were not newly-created and were being carried forward over a period of time, he added.

Turning complex

With the state bifurcation coming into effect from early this week, the notification and filling-up of these vacancies turned complex in both the states.

In Telangana, for instance, the employee associations have been demanding that the some vacancies should be filled by promotions. The actual ascertaining of left-over vacancies could only be done after completion of process.

“More than that, we don’t want to talk about recruitment because it is difficult to justify any promise in this regard. There has not been any serious shortage of staff for the Govt as of now,” said a minister in the newly-formed State Government.

It may be noted here that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao too did not make any reference to jobs or Government recruitment formally so far.

Further, there is no government agency for recruitment in Telangana now. The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission has been totally allotted to the residuary state and Telangana Public Service Commission has to be formed.

Though the act says the Union Public Service Commission could be approached for recruitment, it would again mean procedural delay.

Different Scenario

In Andhra Pradesh, it is a different scenario altogether. There are 12,000 identified vacancies and a ready recruitment agency in the form of APPSC.

``But there is a need for policy clarity on the quantum of posts to be filled by the new state govt to be formed. We cannot use the existing list,’’ said a senior official of APPSC. There are also legal tangles pertaining to Gr-I recruitment conducted by the commission before the bifurcation of state. The Supreme Court has directed a fresh examination but the modalities of its conduct are not clear as there are two states now.

Deficit budget

In addition, from the Government perspective, new recruitments could add to the financial burden as the state has been born with a deficit budget of over ₹15,000 crore and many electoral promises such as debt-waiver and unemployment allowance which would add to this.

The net result is painful wait for the unemployed. “Actually, one of the reasons for the Telangana movement is the view that there could be more jobs. I am not sure whether our generation will be benefited by this or not,” P Ramesh, a Group-I cadre job-aspirant from Khammam said.

Published on June 05, 2014
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