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Posts vacant for over 2 years may be deemed abolished; don’t refer to recruiting agencies: J&K Admin to Depts

By: Nasir Azam


Srinagar, Mar 7: The administration of J&K Union Territory has directed all the departments not to refer posts which have remained vacant for more than two years to the recruiting agencies for filling them.

The Jammu & Kashmir Finance Department has directed all the administrative Departments not to refer the posts under direct recruitment quota, which have remained unfilled for more than 2 (two) years, to the recruiting agencies.

”The Departments shall obtain the prior concurrence of the Finance Department for revival of such posts before referring them for recruitment, in unavoidable cases,” reads the Finance department’s circular  quoted news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

Reminding the departments of its directions issued on July 15, 2021, the Finance department said that all posts, except newly created posts kept in abeyance or remaining vacant for a period of more than 2 years in any department/ attached office/subordinate office/ statutory body, would be considered as ‘deemed abolished’ unless an exemption has been given at the time of sanctioning the post.

The instructions also state that a post falling into the category of ‘deemed abolished’, cannot be filled up prior to obtaining its revival, from the Finance Department.

“Revival of posts would be considered in rare and unavoidable circumstances only,” the instructions further state.


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