2,000 Government Posts Allocated For Kashmiri Pandits By J&K Administration

2,000 Government Posts Allocated For Kashmiri Pandits By J&K AdministrationJ&K LG Manoj Sinha (Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s package for Jammu and Kashmir, the union territory’s administrative council (AC) has approved the reallocation of nearly 2000 posts for Kashmiri Pandits, Times of India reports.

The J&K Services Selection Board will be selecting the candidates within six months of receiving the referral of posts by the Department of Disaster Management, Relief, and Rehabilitation and Reconstruction.

The recruitment will be based only via written or skill tests sans viva-voce. Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha had announced a relief package worth Rs 1,350 crore for the faltering businesses and sectors in the union territory.

Re-allocation of 3,000 posts for Kashmiri Pandits was announced in 2015. Only 816 recruitments have been made so far whereas 1997 spots are yet to be filled.

“The administrative council, which met under the chairmanship of lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha today, approved the re-allocation of 1,997 number of unfilled supernumerary posts for recruitment of registered Kashmiri migrants and non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits, who are willing to serve and settle down in Kashmir under the Prime Minister's Package,” TOI quoted an official spokesperson saying.

Several posts ranging across different lines of work are to be filled in accordance with these developments.

The individual further shed light into the same and stated, “The re-allocated posts include posts of Sub Inspector Commercial Taxes and Assistant Compiler in Finance Department (997), Field Assistant, Field Supervisor (Mushroom) and Assistant Store Keeper in Agriculture, Production & Farmers Welfare Department (150), and Depot Assistant in Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department (300), and Class IV in Revenue Department (550).”