New Recruitment Commission to be set up soon: Sukhu

Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has said that the notification of the new Recruitment Commission will be issued shortly, to replace the disbanded Himachal Pradesh State Staff Selection Commission. Deepak Shanan Committee, tasked with giving recommendations on the design of the new commission, provided a comprehensive presentation in a meeting, held on Tuesday late evening under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu. 

The presentation highlighted various measures aimed at ensuring transparency, structural integrity, and fairness in the operations of the proposed recruitment commission. 

The Chief Minister said that the present State Government was committed to ensure a transparent recruitment process that prioritizes the interests of the state’s youth. He said that the new commission would focus solely on merit-based selection, eradicating concerns about leaks and other irregularities. The new system is designed to minimize human interference during exams, employing foolproof methods to maintain integrity. Modern tools, practices, and techniques will be employed in crafting exam papers, streamlining the recruitment process and combating corruption.

The Chief Minister said that recruitment would commence once the new Selection Commission was set up. He said that the state government was intolerant for any manipulation that affects the welfare of the youth of the state. The decision to dissolve the Himachal Pradesh State Staff Selection Commission was motivated by the need to address rampant corruption, he said.

Chairman of the Committee, Deepak Shanan said that a second report would be submitted shortly, further detailing the Commission’s functionality more precisely.

Education Minister Rohit Thakur, Chief Secretary Prabodh Saxena, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Bharat Khera, OSD to Chief Minister Gopal Sharma, Secretary Education Dr. Abhishek Jain, Principal Private Secretary to Chief Minister Vivek Bhatia Members of Deepak Shanan Committee and Director Digital Technology and Governance Mukesh Repswal were present in the meeting amongst others.

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