Chandigarh: Haryana government on Wednesday announced to fill 50,000 posts in various departments.
"There is a need to fill 50,000 posts in various government departments and these posts will soon be filled," Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said here today.
Addressing media here, he said the requisition for 24,219 posts had already been sent to the recruitment agencies.
The previous government had made appointments on ad hoc basis and consequently a large numbers of posts are lying vacant, Khattar claimed.
The Chief Minister said 12,620 posts have so far been advertised out of this 8,793 vacancies are in Education department.
Similarly, advertisement for filling up 7,200 posts in police department will also be issued soon. In addition to this, about 15,000 post of group D will also be filled up district wise, he said.
Khattar said Haryana Public Service Commission has also made preparations to fill vacant post of class I and II.
Recruitment on all these post would be made purely on merit basis, he said asserting that complete transparent process will be adopted for filling vacant posts.
He said the state government has fixed new criteria for recruitment as per which interview will carry only 12 per cent marks as against earlier 30 per cent marks to remove scope of discretion and to ensure only meritorious candidates are selected.
Five years age relaxation has also been given to experienced teachers like guest teachers from 42 years to 47 years, he said.
In the second phase, 6,000 police personnel would also be recruited, he added.
The Chief Minister said that State Government would soon roll out its new industrial policy for year 2015 which would focus on micro, small and medium enterprises.
This would not only ensure development of the state but also generate ample employment opportunities for the youth, he said.