‘Vacancies taking toll on welfare measures'

Published: 22nd January 2013 07:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd January 2013 07:53 AM   |  A+A-

Puducherry Government employees, affiliated to the Confederation of Puducherry State Government Employees Association and Ministerial Staff Association, would picket the Chief Secretariat on Wednesday demanding filling up of vacant posts.

Addressing reporters on Monday, Anandarajan, General Secretary of the Confederation, said over 6,000 posts were vacant in various departments. The plea to fill these was not considered by Government. Chief Secretary M Sathiavathy too had not taken any steps in this respect, he said, adding that implementation of various schemes were affected following non filling up of the vacancies.

Anandarajan said written tests were conducted for recruitment and results declared, but the successful candidates were yet to be appointed. He also said that the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms had not sought suggestions of the associations for amending the recruitment rules.

Anandarajan added that the employees would resort to a hunger strike if their demands were not considered.


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