IEP Chandigarh September 27
Member of the Congress Working Committee and former Union Minister Kumari Selja said that the anti-youth BJP-JJP alliance government was following the policy of ending employment opportunities in the state. Instead of filling the vacant posts, they were being ended. HSSC should be dissolved for not rolling out any recruitment from February 2021 till now. The government should issue a white paper regarding the vacant posts in the state and tell how many jobs had been given and how many posts were lying vacant.
In a statement issued to the media, Kumari Selja said that according to the report of CMIE, Haryana had the highest unemployment rate in the country. Despite this, the state government had directly cut 13462 posts in the new fixation of posts and froze about 25000 posts. Government data showed that there were 4.58 lakh posts of government jobs in the state, which had been reduced to 4.45 lakh, she added.
The former Union Minister said that in 1980s the population of the state was 1.25 crore and there were 4.50 lakh posts of government employees. Now, the population had increased to around 3 crore, so the number of personnel should have been more than 10 lakhs. On the contrary, instead of increasing, the positions were being decreased due to which the work load on the employees was increasing and they were getting mentally disturbed.
Kumari Selja said that how ironic it was that 41 percent posts of personnel in government departments were lying vacant. In the year 2022, the recruitment process of only 6010 posts had so far been completed. HSSC had not rolled out a single recruitment since February 2021, while 182497 posts were lying vacant. She said that most of the posts were lying vacant in departments such as Police, Public Health, Education, Transport, Animal Husbandry, Irrigation, Health and Panchayat which were directly linked with the common people.
Kumari Selja said that 11.36 lakh youth had applied for CET of Group C and D and the state government had not been able to conduct the examination for a long time. Apart from this, the validity of the certificate of HTET pass youth was about to expire and the alliance government had not rolled out any recruitment for them. In such a situation, the validity of their certificate should be extended, added Kumari Selja.