Srinagar, Nov 4: As youth are waiting for the government to announce new posts, reports about retired officials being reemployed are creating a flutter.
An analyst while talking to Precious Kashmir said, “During the past two years not many posts have been advertised and qualified youth have been eagerly waiting for new opportunities to be thrown open for them but it’s not happening.”
It’s in place to mention that recently Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha announced that recruitment process will be expedited in Jammu and Kashmir. The LG stated that a comprehensive employment package has been formulated and the process to employ the youth will commence very soon.
The analyst said, “Despite no new recruitments being made retired officials are being reemployed in various departments and autonomous institutions. It’s strange that reemployment syndrome is continuing even after J&K being turned into a Union Territory.”
An official said, “The issue of reemploying the retired officials has been taken care of to a great extent. There can be a few cases but not many retired people have been reemployed or given extension.”
He said, “If any such complaints do come to fore action is taken immediately. Youth need not worry. The government has already formulated a plan to accommodate them.”
The official said, “The new recruitment policy will be transparent and clear. The candidates who qualify through merit will get the jobs as the era of recommendations has ended. Now, only merit will talk.”
He said, “A few people who are creating a notion that J&K youth will be deprived of the opportunities are creating a misconception to hoodwink the masses.”
An observer said, “One can understand that the new job policy is on anvil but reemploying retired officials has to stop. Young people have to be given a chance. Besides the government institutions the administration needs to keep a watch over the autonomous institutions like universities and corporations where the practice of reemploying old hands has been going on for the past many years.”
He said, “The change we are talking about has to be felt on the ground. Promises which have been made to the people need to be fulfilled. Besides providing jobs more avenues have to be created to engage the youth. Their entrepreneur skills need to be developed to overcome the growing employment in Jammu and Kashmir. Lot needs to be done to put the system back on track.”