Govt to hire locals in areas having Naxal activity

Karnataka govt. decided to hire qualified locals to fill vacancies in nine taluks, where there is Naxal activity, as govt. servants have refused to join.

Bangalore: Karnataka government on Friday decided
to hire qualified locals on contract basis to fill vacancies
in nine taluks, where there is "Naxal activity", as "fearful"
government servants transferred there have refused to join.

Briefing reporters after a Cabinet meeting, chaired by
Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, Law Minister S Suresh
Kumar said there are vacant posts in different government
departments (in these nine taluks) as officials transferred
there are hesitating to report.

"This has resulted in adverse impact on administration
and development," he said.

The nine taluks in three districts of Tumkur, Chikamagalur
and Udupi are: Karkala, Kundapura, Sringeri, Mudigere, Koppa,
Hosanagara, Thirthahalli, Belthangady and Pavagada, where 107
villages and 709 sub-villages have been "identified" for Naxal

Vacant posts to be filled on contract basis in these
places include: primary school teachers, nurses, midwives,
agriculture assistants, Anganawadi workers, bore-well
mechanics and pumpset operators.

A committee would be constituted under the chairmanship of
deputy commissioners in those districts to start the
recruitment process, the minister said.

He said the nine taluks have not been declared as
Naxal-affected and government employees willing to go those
places on transfer would be given first priority.


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