Unemployment issue can only be resolved after Kamalanathan Committee resolution: KCR

  • 1,07,744 posts vacant
  • Contract employees fate undecidedstill, KCR promises regularisation
  • Promises to generate one lakh jobs

(P Ravi)

Hyderabad, November 25: Today’s Telangana assembly proceedings once again led to nowhere. As Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said, until Kamalanathan Committee completes the process of division of staff in all departments and a clarity is reached over who will stay and who will go back, the 1,07,744 vacant posts cannot be filled.

“We urged the central government to complete the process as soon as possible on several occasions. But the issue remains pending, I wonder why?” he added. He further assured that in addition to police and civil supplies; recruitment’s will be undertaken in all the other departments and the government is also exploring opportunities in private sector to address unemployment problem. He also said that age relaxation of 5 years will be given to the people appointed in government jobs to cover up the loss due to delay in appointments.

The issue of regularisation of contract workers is another bone of contention which remains unresolved. KCR assured that the high level committee constituted for the purpose will give its report shortly based on which atleast around 21000 of the 25000 contract workers will be regularised. Several criteria like available vacancies, sanctioned posts, reservations need to be considered before taking a decision to regularise the services of eligible contract staffers.

He further reminded that while the previous governments were the harbingers of flawed practices like contract workers, it was left to the present government to sort out the problems. The issues date back to 1985 and how can they be expected to clear it with a click of fingers, he asked.

He expressed hope that, like the Public Service Commission that was divided recently, there would be clarity on the staff of other departments. Further with the increase in power generation (additional 10000 mw, 4000 mw from NTPC and another 6000 mw from Telangana Genco) there will be new jobs in electricity department. The new water grid and the Telangana industrial policy will also contribute to the number of vacancies in government jobs, he stated, “I assure you that we shall generate around one lakh more government jobs very soon.”

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