As its “ambitious” new contractual recruitment policy bitterly backfired following massive opposition, the Jammu and Kashmir Government will soon unveil a new one as a cabinet sub-committee is in the process of giving “final” shape to it.
“A new recruitment policy will soon be unveiled to engage qualified youth so that shortage of doctors in peripheral areas is addressed,” Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said today while interacting with prominent political and civil society members of Rajouri district.
Referring to the acute shortage of specialist doctors and teachers in remote districts of the State, the chief minister said, “A cabinet sub-committee has been formed to give final shape to the new recruitment policy.”
On April 19, Jammu and Kashmir Special Recruitment Ordinance-2015 was approved by the cabinet and it was later submitted to the Governor, who returned it.
Under the new policy, the persons appointed on contractual basis would have been regularised after putting in seven years of “satisfactory service”. The minimum pay during the contractual period of an appointee would have been anything between Rs 10,000 and Rs 12,000 per month.
The Government had announced that the decision would help fill around 12,000 vacancies of assistant surgeons, lecturers and teachers from the human resource available at the district level. The Government had planned to make it a permanent recruitment policy. (Agencies)