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J&K abolishes ‘waiting list’ system in government recruitments


Srinagar, Sep 26: In a significant development, the Jammu & Kashmir government has done away with the provision of preparing waiting lists for recruitment in government services.

The administration of the Union Territory on Tuesday repealed the rules mandating recruiting agencies to draw a waiting list for filling dropout vacancies for each job test.

As per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the General Administration Department (GAD) today issued three separate notifications to repeal the rules mandating recruiting agencies like Public Service Commission, Services Selection Board to prepare a wait list, in addition to select list.

In addition to the select list, a wait list was prepared by recruiting agencies.  The purpose of preparation for the said wait list was to consider the candidates of the waitlist against “drop out” vacancies.

As per these notifications, Jammu & Kashmir government has done away with rule 7 of Jammu & Kashmir appointment to class IVth  (special recruitment) rules- 2020,  sub-rule (7) of rule 14 of The Jammu & Kashmir Civil Services Decentralisation and Recruitment Rules, 2020 and proviso first to sub-rule(1) of rule 16 the Jammu & Kashmir combined competitive examination rules, 2018.


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