Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Punjab to provide 1 lakh jobs to youth by 2021-22, cabinet clears proposal

October 14, 2020 09:01 PM

CHANDIGARH: To fulfill Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s promise of providing one lakh government jobs to youth in the remaining term of his government, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved a State Employment Plan 2020-22, to fill vacant jobs in government departments, boards, corporations and agencies in a phased time-bound manner.

The recruitment will be done on central government pay scales, in line with the earlier cabinet decision to this effect.

A state-level function will be held on Independence Day, 2021 for formal joining of the selected candidates in Government posts during the year 2020-21. The function will be presided over by the Chief Minster.

As per the Plan approved by the Cabinet, all department may advertise their respective vacancies by October 31, 2020 to take forward the process of recruitment. The Administrative Departments would be solely responsible to ensure transparent and fair recruitment within the stipulated time schedule.

According to an official spokesperson, the Cabinet has also authorized the Chief Minister to make such amendments/additions/deletions as the situation may warrant, concerning various issues/proposals, after obtaining the advice of Departments of Personnel and Finance.

The Chief Minister had in March announced that 50,000 direct quota vacant government posts shall be filled in FY 2020-21 and another 50,000 posts in fiscal 2021-22, as a part of his flagship programme ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar’.

Giving details of the Plan, the spokesperson said the Employment Generation, Skill Development & Training Department has collected the direct quota fill-able vacant posts, category-wise, from all the Administrative Departments. These include Group A (3959), Group B (8717) and Group C (36313), thus totaling 48,989 posts.

It was decided at the Cabinet meeting interviews would not be required for recruitment to Group-C posts. However, candidates selected based on tests shall present themselves for counselling, to be organized by the concerned department for physical verification of the candidates and their documents.

All the Engineering posts at the level of Junior Engineer (JE) and above in all departments/boards/corporations/authorities etc. shall be filled through Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) by organizing a common exam. In those cases where departments are yet to finalize the agency that would carry out the recruitment, they would be required to do so at

The competent level and go ahead with the recruitment process. However, if certain posts are to be withdrawn from the purview of the Staff Selection Board or the PPSC, it would be done only under exceptional circumstances by following the established process.

Regarding the direct quota vacant posts of Group-A and Group-B to be filled through Punjab Public Service Commission, the spokesperson said that the departments had been asked to refer these Group-A and Group-B fillable posts to PPSC for recruitment by October 31, 2020, and the recruitment process of these posts shall be completed by June 30, 2021. The Personnel Department has been directed to ensure implementation and compliance in this regard.

Meanwhile, the Employment Generation, Skill Development & Training Department would collect fillable direct quota vacancies for the financial year 2021-22 from all the departments category wise by June 30, 2021. The spokesperson further said that all the concerned departments whose vacancies are to be filled for the financial year 2021-22 would complete the process of advertisement regarding recruitment by October 31, 2021, and submit a certificate to this effect to the Employment Generation, Skill Development & Training Department on October 31, 2021.

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