Chief Minister Hemant Soren today said that the work of filling up the vacant posts lying in all the departments is being done by the government. Since the formation of the government, the appointment rules of all departments have been corrected and strengthened, which is benefiting the local children of Jharkhand. He said that the government has sent a requisition for appointment of 12,000 personnel of the lower service level in various posts. Very soon the recruitment process for 40,000 posts will be started. The CM said that our government is resolving the problems being faced due to lack of manpower by making rapid appointments on vacant posts in government departments.
Soren said that it is seen that every month, appointment letters are being given to newly recruited personnel in some departments. He said that it is our priority to strengthen every pillar of the State including social security, employment. The CM said that many things have been made simple and transparent in the new appointment rules. Earlier, our children used to get five hundred, one thousand, sometimes fifteen hundred rupees as form fee for applying in competitive examinations, but now our government has kept this fee only 50 to 100 rupees. Now more than four lakh children appear in competitive examinations like JPSC etc.
Addressing newly appointed officers during a ceremony here on Wednesday, the CM said, “We need to move ahead in every sector by developing the internal capacity of the State. State Forensic Science Laboratory of Jharkhand should make its mark as an ideal laboratory, for this purpose all of you newly appointed Assistant Directors, Senior Scientific Officers and Scientific Assistants should discharge their responsibilities. We no longer have to send samples to other states for forensic examination, DNA test, narcotics test and other technical tests, so the State Forensic Science Laboratory is being strengthened. Keeping in view the need, the state government will also expand the Forensic Science Laboratory in the coming times. It is the priority of the government to settle the pending cases due to the investigation. This is not just an appointment letter, it is a resolution letter. Today, the aim of all of us should be together to make the state stand on its feet.”
The CM said that thousands of prisoners belonging to tribal, dalit, poor weaker sections are lodged in various jails of the State due to lack of investigation. From the data that was brought before me in the review meeting of the Home, Prisons and Disaster Management Department, it appears that all these prisoners are trapped in the charges of petty crimes and have been in various jails of the state for many years due to lack of investigation. He said that the government will do the work of providing justice to such prisoners by executing a speedy investigation process using government resources. He said that 80 to 90 per cent of the prisoners in various jails of the State have become victims of petty charges. All these prisoners belong to the economically weaker, poor and backward class. It is the responsibility of all of us to get them legal justice.
Addressing on the occasion, the Chief Secretary, Sukhdev Singh said that for investigation of any type of crime, it is necessary to have a forensic investigation team along with the police. In the absence of expert officials, earlier samples were sent to Gujarat for examination. There our investigation did not get priority. Due to this the police investigation was affected. But now you will get rid of it. Expressing confidence in the newly appointed officers, the Chief Secretary said that all the samples for forensic examination would be completed on time, as well as work on the strategy to clear the backlog. For this, he requested the Home Department to formulate a strategy to work an overtime system within 15 days, in which the working officers should get intensive training along with the salary so that they can work with enthusiasm.
On this occasion, MLA Rajesh Kachhap, Chief Secretary Sukhdev Singh, Principal Secretary Home, Prison and Disaster Department Rajiv Arun Ekka, DGP Neeraj Sinha, Secretary to Chief Minister Vinay Kumar Choubey along with newly appointed officials and others were present.
CM -1: Chief Minister Hemant Soren gives the appointment letter to a newly appointed candidate of Senior Scientific Officer during the appointment letter distribution ceremony at Project building in Ranchi on Wednesday. Pix by Ratan Lal