HYDERABAD: Even as the entire opposition staged a walkout protesting against the state government’s alleged indifference to filling up the vacant posts in the government departments, the government claimed on Tuesday that more than one lakh jobs in the government sector would be filled in the next one-and-half years.The opposition parties demanded that the government declare a calendar or schedule for the filling of jobs but it was turned down.
Initiating a short-duration discussion on ‘Filling up of government vacant posts and unemployment issue’ in the state Legislative Assembly on Tuesday, BJP member K Laxman lamented that the government failed to create new jobs in the government sector as per its assurance. “Only 11,000 jobs have been filled in the last three years. The number of jobs in Singareni Collieries Company Limited has been reduced from 1.16 lakh to 53,000. The government failed to reopen the closed units in the state,” he alleged.
When the government’s process of regularising the contract employees in the energy sector was stalled by the court, four employees hanged themselves to death. The government carved out 21 new districts. Had each district got 1,000 new posts, around 20,000 unemployed youths might have got jobs, Laxman said and wondered whether it was possible to fill one lakh jobs in the next one-and-half years. He demanded release of a white paper on the job vacancies in government sector.
Laxman also alleged that the government was not releasing the margin money for SC and ST entrepreneurs to set up their own units. The amount of `1,000 crore earmarked in the state budget for MBCs was not spent in the last eight months as the state failed to identify the Most Backward Classes so far, he said.
Replying to the debate, Finance minister E Rajender announced that the government had filled 27,000 posts till date and more job notifications would be issued shortly. He alleged that some leaders were moving courts against job notifications and stalling the recruitment process as they were envious of the TRS government.
RECRUITMENT REPORT CARD
Total government jobs in state: 4,41,995
Current strength: 3,33,863
Posts given nod for filling: 63,153
Filled posts: 27,874
Through TSPSC: 5,932
Recruitment in process - 34,625
Notifications issued by TSPSC: 73
Court cases against recruitment: 272
The government said it would fill one lakh jobs. But, in the last three years 50,000 employees retired from service. These posts too should be filled up. T Rammohan Reddy, Congress