Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday directed officials to commence the process of filling vacant posts in various government departments since the hurdles had been cleared with the President’s approval for the new zonal policy. He asked them to immediately initiate the process to fill about 50,000 jobs in all the departments in the first phase. The officials were also instructed to take up promotions and fill the vacant posts arising out of it during the second phase.
“While the process to fill up the vacancies in all the departments should start immediately, vacancies created after giving promotions to existing employees should be taken up in the second phase,” the CM said at a review meeting on job vacancies.
The President of India recently gave his assent to the new zonal system of the State government. Subsequently, the State government also issued a GO notifying the same. Against this backdrop, Rao on Friday, July 9, 2021 conducted a high-level review meeting on the filling up of the vacancies. Stating that the recruitment process was disorganised in the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh government, Rao said that the new zonal system was created scientifically so as to provide more jobs to the locals.
Chandrashekhar Rao said the recruitment process was chaotic under successive governments in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh. To fulfil the promise given during the statehood movement, the government introduced a new zonal system to ensure justice for the locals. “There was a slight delay in getting the Centre’s approval for the new zonal system which was designed in a scientific manner. With the recent approval from the President, all hurdles for the recruitment process have been overcome,” he said.
The officials were instructed to prepare a comprehensive report and submit the same to the State Cabinet at the earliest. Chief Government Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, CM Principal Secretary S Narsing Rao, Principal Secretary for Finance K Ramakrishna Rao, CM Secretary Rajasekhar Reddy and other officials participate in the meeting.