Punjab govt to fill 50,000 vacancies till March 31

Punjab govt to fill 50,000 vacancies till March 31

CHANDIGARH [Maha Media]: Kickstarting the process of recruitment to 50,000 government posts during the current fiscal, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved restructuring 10 departments, paving the way for boosting their functional efficacy through technical upgradation.

At a meeting of the state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, it was decided that new and more relevant posts would be created, where required, in place of the many redundant ones lying vacant for a long time. “The move marks a major shift towards modernisation of government departments to equip them to meet the contemporary operational challenges,” an official statement said.

The 10 departments to be restructured are: labour, technical education and industrial training, PWD (B and R), animal husbandry, fisheries and dairy development, tourism and cultural affairs, local government, printing and stationery, sports and youth service welfare, defence services welfare, cooperation department. As part of the restructuring exercise, as many 2,375 posts will be abolished in these departments with another 785 to be created in the first go, the statement said.

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