Mamata Banerjee gave strict instructions on new recruitment in the state, if you don’t follow this rule, there will be no recruitment
The state has been rocked by allegations of corruption in the recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff in government schools. Former education minister Partha Chattopadhyay has to go to jail on this corruption charge. Former SSC Advisory Committee chief Shantiprasad Sinha has also been arrested.
There have been allegations of corruption even in the recruitment of firemen. In this situation, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to be more cautious in the recruitment of any government jobs in the state.
What did the Chief Minister say?
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has directed every department of the state government, including the education department, to make the recruitment process completely transparent in the administrative meeting held in Nabanna recently.
In the case of recruitment of casual and contractual, i.e. temporary and contractual staff, clearance from the recruitment committee of the concerned department is also mandatory. Along with this, the Chief Minister has made it clear to the ministers and secretaries that they cannot be appointed to contractual positions without the permission of the Finance Department.
That is, from now on, if there is any recruitment, the recruitment process will not be started if the rule of obtaining permission from the state finance department is not followed. Many think that such an initiative is to prevent corruption.
Why suddenly so strict?
Everyone knows about the allegations of corruption in the recruitment of teachers and non-teaching staff of SSC, i.e. 10th and higher secondary schools in the School Education Department. At the next stage, the CBI has also started an investigation into the primary teacher recruitment corruption on the orders of the Calcutta High Court. There too, one after another cases of corruption and illegal financial transactions are coming to light.
But not only in the education department, but also in the recruitment of thousands of temporary workers of the fire department, there have been allegations of irregularities and corruption of lakhs of rupees. A case has been filed in the court regarding this. It is heard that some of the casual fire brigade staff have been recruited without the permission of the finance department.
Corruption in multiple appointments in the state
There have also been allegations of corruption in recruitment to the posts of forest assistants under the state forest department. And in the case of all these complaints, it is seen that the decision has been taken without calling the appointment committee meeting of the concerned department. In many cases, temporary or contract workers have been appointed before clearance from the finance department.
Irregularities in the recruitment of contractual staff in Zilla Parishad, Panchayat and Municipality have also reached alarming levels. In this situation, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is believed to have issued this strict order to deal with the flood of complaints against the government and to restore its image by appointing in a transparent manner.
There are lakhs of vacancies in the state
Also, in the administrative meeting of Navanna, it was decided to start the recruitment process for the vacant posts of the state government as well, said Chief Secretary Harikrishna Dwivedi. According to a source of the state administration, there are at least 4 lakh permanent vacancies in different departments of the state government including teaching and non-teaching posts in schools and colleges, fire department, and health department.
If the survey is done properly, the number of vacant posts is more likely to increase. Now let’s see if the state government takes initiative to fill up these huge vacancies in one step to restore its image.
According to experts, if the state government takes the initiative to fill all the vacant posts, the state’s unemployment problem will be solved to a large extent. However, in the state of the treasury of the state government, the question arises as to whether it is possible to fill so many vacant posts at once. Because, despite the court order, the state could not pay DA at the central rate. After about two and a half months, they again approached the court with a request to review the verdict.
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