Himachal to recruit 3000 posts through new staff selection commission: CM Sukhu

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister today announced that a new Staff selection commission would be set up in Hamirpur again which would recruit 3000 posts lying vacant in the state government.

Replying to a discussion held under rule 130 in the state assembly Chief Minister Sukhinder Singh Sukhu said that the government decided to constitute a new staff selection commission. He said that before constituting the new commission, the government had already constituted a Depak Shanan committee to look into staff selection boards of other states to rule out the paper leak case and give its recommendation.

He said that no employees who are posted in the Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission Hamirpur would be posted in the new commission as the options have been invited by the government from the employees of HPSSC Hamirpur who would be assigned new duty along with their due promotion.

To ensure complete transparency in the recruitment process Chief Minister said that new employees would be posted in the New Staff Selection Commission on a rotational basis and only those employees who would have undoubtful integrity would be posted in the new commission.

”Out of five thousand functional posts which would be filled up by this government, soon three thousand will be filled up by the new commission. To respite the affected candidates of paper leak, the chief minister also announced to extend of the age limit of aspirant candidates on their attain age of old examination.

Mr. Thakur said that the banned HPSSC did not conduct the interview of class four and the government would also form a committee to decide to conduct the interview of class four along with class three.    

Announcing the adoption of zero tolerance for the paper leak, the chief minister said that the government has information that recruitments were being made in the most untransparent manner in the five years of BJP rule as the ruling leaders were in Nelson- like sleep.

He said that it is not only the HPSSC where the papers were leaked as merit was also ignored in the recruitment process in the Dr. YS Parmar University Solan and Sardar Patel University Mandi, also. He said to adopt a zero-tolerance new staff selection commission would be in Hamirpur but those employees who were posted there would not be posted again.

He said that before the wind up of the HPSSC in his home district, it was against the interest of his political life but no compromise had been made against those who play with the career of the youth. Accusing Opposition members of skipping the important discussion on the HPSSC Paper leak brought by the Congress member Chandeshaikhar and Kewal Singh Pathania the house chief minister alleged that they deliberately skipped the important issue of recruitment scam as they have to feel its heat in the house today.

The Chief Minister said that in the last 5 yrs of BJP rule, the number of paper incidents has increased. He said that the former  CM did not pay heed to improve the system with the leakage of the first paper in police recruitment as they must have learned on the very first incident of the paper leak but they tried to cover up.  Mr. Sukhu said that today there are around 3105 schools being run by single teachers which led the state to suffer due to the negligent attitude of the previous rule.

The chief minister said that the investigation was ordered by the Congress government after having input from a candidate Avinash that he was offered a question paper before the JOA examination in lieu of paying Rs two lakh. SIT set up a web around the suspected people on the basis of the first input.

SIT nabbed the first three accused in the examination of JOA(IT) on December 25. The SIT registered five FIRs and conducted inquiries after the paper leak. He said that after this one after another SIT got a lot of specimens of paper from the arrested accused and others in those examinations which were scheduled to be held in the future.

Chief Minister said that papers were sold before the scheduled examination. The state cabinet decided to ban the function of HPSSC after its meeting on  26-12, 2022, and after finding the proof of leakage of 22 more exemptions about to be held in the future the scope of investigation extended up to the head of the recruitment commission on  Dec 31, 2022.

Today the total number of inquiries is 22 are undergoing and 19 were converted into FIR. The Chief Minister informed that yesterday(Tuesday) custodian of HPSSC Jinder Kanwar was also arrested before seeking prosecution against him from the Department of Personnel.

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