Punjab to fill 19,000 vacancies on priority: CM

Chandigarh, Sep 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday ordered that 19,000 vacancies in various departments be filled on a priority basis. The vacancies include 5,000 in the Police Department, 5,300 in the Electricity Department, 2,500 teachers and 5,000 paramedic and specialized staff, a government statement said.

Amarinder Singh also asked other departments to submit a list of vacancies so that the process of filling them could also be initiated immediately. The Chief Minister’s directives came even as the Council of Ministers at a meeting here decided to ease the recruitment rules for qualified civil services personnel through amendments to various acts, paving the way for filling posts that remain vacant due to non-availability of suitable candidates.

The decision would help resolve the issues related to allocation of services on the basis of Punjab State Civil Services Combined Examination.


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