LEH: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Ladakh, Dr Pawan Kotwal on Tuesday reiterated the Union Territory administration’s commitment to ensure transparent, on-time completion of the recruitment process in the region, as he announced that the appointment orders will be issued to over 2000 selected candidates by the end of November this year.
The administration will also complete the framing of recruitment rules for gazetted posts for all 33 departments by the end of next month, Kotwal announced, addressing a press conference here.
“The administration is committed to ensure that the recruitment processes in Ladakh are completed in time,” the Advisor said, adding that equal opportunities for all eligible candidates remain their priority.
“The administration last year notified 797 vacancies for UT-level posts to be filled through the Staff Selection Commission. After various controversies delayed the process for a year, I am delighted to announce that we have received the selection list for 547 posts in 42 categories in physical,” he said, adding that the selection list for remaining posts are also in the pipeline.
Noting the delay in the issuance of appointment orders for selected candidates, Advisor informed that a special cell has been constituted in the General Administration Department for scrutiny and segregation of the selected candidates in a time-bound manner.
“The appointment orders will be issued to all selected candidates by the end of November,” he said. Referring to the recently held examination for 1230 district-cadre posts, the Advisor said that Leh district has submitted the selection list of 325 candidates out of 595, while the selection list from Kargil is expected to be submitted any time now.
“Some candidates are appearing in more than one select list as they had appeared in, and qualified for more than one post. It is a huge task to segregate them. We are working tirelessly on completing the process,” he said.
“The appointment letters to these 2000 candidates—roughly 800 in UT-level posts recruitment and 1230 in district-level posts recruitment—will be issued by the end of November,” he said. With this, the public service delivery will improve multifold, he said.
The administration has preempted the possible delay in the process in view of the possibility of some candidates moving court and has decided to file a caveat in the high court, said the Advisor.
Regarding the gazetted posts, the Advisor said that the UT administration will soon complete the framing of recruitment rules.
“So far, five departments have framed the rules and sent the same to the UPSC. By November 2023, we are hopeful that all 33 departments will send their recruitment rules to the UPSC,” Kotwal said. He also announced that the administration has referred 203 more UT-level posts to the SSC, the examination for which were conducted recently.
Their merit lists are being prepared and will soon be out, he added. The Advisor also dispelled the apprehensions of the people of Ladakh about people from other parts of the country getting jobs in Ladakh. “That is not going to happen. All the posts, across categories and classes, are reserved for Ladakhis,” said the Advisor.