More Than 50 Percent Govt Depts Fail To Report Hiring, Vacancy Details Of Ex Servicemen


Government Department And Ex-Servicemen: After retiring from the army, ex-servicemen are eligible to get jobs in government departments of the central government. Accordingly, these government departments should have complete information and records of recruitment and vacancies of ex-servicemen, but according to the Indian Express report, more than 50 percent of government departments do not have the details of recruitment and vacancy of ex-servicemen. This disclosure was made on June 2 in the meeting of the Ex-Servicemen Welfare Board. The meeting, chaired by the Secretary of the Board, was convened to discuss ‘means of increasing the participation of ESM in the Central Civil Services and posts.

Government department absent from Ex-Servicemen Welfare Board meeting

Significantly, on June 2, a meeting was called under the chairmanship of the Board Secretary to discuss the means of increasing the participation of ESM ie Ex-Servicemen in the Central Civil Services and posts. Out of 77 central government departments, 48 ​​departments were absent in this meeting. According to records, 62 per cent of the central government departments did not attend the meeting. Scrutiny of government records reveals that more than half of the central government departments have not provided the details of Ex-Servicemen (ESMs) recruited by them, as well as the reasons for the shortfall in filling these vacancies. It is worrisome that this apex level meeting convened to oversee the implementation of the reservation policy of the ESM will not affect the Central Civil Services and Posts (CCS&P), Banks, Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). ) also more than half of the departments did not participate.

Nearly 60 per cent officers of central government departments did not attend the meeting, almost an equal number did not share information about vacancies for ex-servicemen and the number of ESMs recruited by them. Records show that 45 out of 77 departments had not shared the recruitment information of ex-servicemen till May 15. These include departments like Department of Atomic Energy, Development of North Eastern Region, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Agricultural Research and Education, Consumer Affairs, Department of Food, Public Distribution, Corporate Affairs, Culture, Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Earth Sciences.

Concern over the absence of officials

During the meeting, the Secretary, Department of ESW expressed concern over the absence of officials of several Ministries and Departments. He told that the next meeting will be with CCS&PS (CCS&Ps.). This will include those departments which have not nominated Liaison Officers till date, and Liaison Officers who have not attended any meeting, whether virtual or physical. However, nothing was told about when the next meeting would be held.

who was in the meeting

Liaison officers appointed in various ministries and departments had to participate in a meeting called by the Reservation Monitoring Cell of the Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR) under the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (ESW) of the Defense Ministry. The main objective of the meeting was to monitor the implementation of reservation policy of ESM in CCS&P, Banks, CPSEs and CAPFs. Joint Secretary (ESW) Pudi Hari Prasad, Major General Sharad Kapoor, D-G(R) Commodore Atul Diwan, Principal Director (DGR) along with Liaison Officers of various Ministries and attached offices of Ministry of Defense attended the meeting held in South Block. Were. Apart from this, departments like Commerce, Agricultural Research and Education, Atomic Energy, Chemical and Petrochemical, Civil Aviation, Corporate Affairs, Defense Civil, Public Enterprises, Road Transport and Highways, Law and Justice, Port Shipping, Waterways, UPSC were also present.

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