The state cabinet, which met here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday, accorded approval to the new "Contractual" recruitment policy.

J&K government has announced a new recruitment policy, which has been formulated to make appointment against gazetted and non-gazetted vacancies on contractual basis, Education Minister Naeem Akhtar said.

However, the decision won't be applicable to the posts that already stand referred to the recruiting agencies for making selections, he said.

Akhtar said that the persons appointed on contractual basis under the new recruitment policy would be regularised after putting in seven years of satisfactory service.     

He said the decision would help the government to fill the vacancies of assistant surgeons, lecturers and teachers from amongst the local human resource at the district level and the selected persons shall have to work in the said area during the term of their contractual engagement.

"This will help the government cope with the manpower shortage in these crucial sectors in the remote and far-flung areas of the state", he said.

Akhtar said the policy paper for making contractual appointments at the district level envisages a transparent and merit-based fast-track process of selection for filling up key posts at the cutting edge level to tone up the delivery of public services.

He said to facilitate operationalisation of the new recruitment policy at the earliest, Jammu and Kashmir Special Recruitment Ordinance-2015 was approved by the Cabinet which would now be submitted to the governor for issuing the ordinance.

Enumerating the broader parameters of the draft J&K Special Recruitment Ordinance, 2015, Akhtar said it authorises the government to exempt certain posts or class of posts from the purview of the J&K Public service Commission and the Services Selection Board.

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