Hyderabad: In a development that should bring cheer to thousands of unemployed youth in Telangana, the State government is expected to issue notifications for vacancies in government departments soon. It is in the final process of finalising the vacant posts in different departments with various departments submitting their reports to the government. The number of vacancies have been pegged at 67,820 in all the government departments including government-run institutions.
A consolidated and comprehensive report is likely to be submitted to the State Cabinet during its next meeting, following which separate notifications will be released for filling the vacant posts, a senior official in the General Administration Department told ‘Telangana Today’.
The Pay Revision Commission, in its report earlier this year, had estimated the vacancies at 1.91 lakh based on the employee-population ratio in the State. The State Cabinet, however, asked all the departments to identify vacancies based on sanctioned strength. Subsequently, all the government departments submitted reports, estimating the total vacancies at 56,979 vacancies across 28 government departments, which was in turn placed before the State Cabinet during its last meeting.
The Cabinet felt the details were incomplete and wanted the Secretaries to submit full details on vacancies, after taking into consideration various factors. The secretaries reworked the figures and submitted fresh reports pegging the total number of vacant posts at 67,820 in different government departments. The cadre strength is around 2.95 lakh in all the departments and 53,000 in government-run institutions and organisations. Another 44,000 posts are currently filled with contract and outsourcing employees.
“The identification of vacant posts of teachers has been kept pending due to the proposed rationalisation. It is estimated that more than 12,000 posts are vacant, but an exact enumeration will be taken up only after completing the promotions and rationalisation process,” the official said.
Sources said most of the posts lying vacant are in the departments of Home, Medical and Health, and Higher Education, among others. The government is keen on taking up recruitment to nearly 50,000 posts initially and fill them in a phased manner. Separate notifications will be issued through Telangana Public Service Commission, Police Recruitment Board, Welfare Residential Educational Institutions, Health and Irrigation departments among others. The District Collectors too are likely to take up recruitment for certain posts through District Selection Committees (DSC).
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