Monday, July 26, 2010

Steps to streamline supernumerary postings

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government will soon issue a comprehensive order streamlining creation, reporting and filling of supernumerary posts as a follow-up to the decision to unify the retirement age of State employees and teachers, Finance Minister T.M. Thomas Isaac told the Assembly on Monday.

Dr. Isaac said the normal annual intake into government service was around 18,000. Of these, 8,000 would be teachers whose retirement was in any case linked to the close of the academic year. Of the remaining 10,000 possible postings, 6,035 had been made last year. The government normally took up to two years to fill all vacancies arising during a given year. This could be due to various reasons, including the absence of relevant PSC rank-lists, delay in the conduct of departmental promotion committee meetings and so on, he said

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