Aiming to achieve the milestone of giving government jobs to one-lakh youth in the State, Punjab Government is going to launch another mega recruitment drive soon to fill the vacant posts in various departments and in turn employ the deserving and eligible youth.
The state Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan, chairing a meeting to review the State Employment Plan with the administrative secretaries, said that all administrative departments should share the vacant direct quota posts with the Employment Generation, Skill Development, and Training Department at the earliest to enable the launch of State Employment Plan’s second phase.
Mahajan directed all the Department heads to expedite the process of sending requisition of the remaining vacancies in their respective departments for filling them up to provide seamless and hassle-free services to the public.
The state Employment Generation secretary Rahul Tiwari apprised the Chief Secretary that 34 administrative departments have shared 22,441 direct quota vacancies for the second phase of the Punjab Government’s recruitment plan, which were over and above 61,336 vacancies approved earlier by the Cabinet committee.
Under the State Government’s flagship employment generation programme ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar and Karobar Mission’, the Punjab Cabinet had approved the State Employment Plan on October 14, 2020, with a mandate to give one-lakh government jobs to the eligible youth besides giving nod to fill 61,336 vacancies in various departments.
In less than a year, the State Government has been able to recruit 7,848 qualified candidates besides initiating the process of filling 44,543 vacancies in various departments.
Meanwhile, the Chief Secretary also instructed all the departments, boards and corporations under the State Government to ensure the implementation of e-office modules in their respective offices. She said the use of the e-office system will not only save time but will also help in doing the work in a paperless manner.