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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Govt acts tough, bans all new recruitments

Also decides to withdraw staff on deputation in various departments and corporations

PANJIM: Following a strike call given by the Goa Government Employees Association over the 7th Pay Commission implementation, the government has decided to act tough and has put a moratorium on all new recruitments in government and government-aided institutions.

An office memorandum issued by Yatindra Maralkar, Additional Secretary Personnel, says that the government is in the process of finalising recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission to the employees of government and government-aided institutions.
While doing so, the order says, it is required that adequate balance is maintained considering the additional enhanced liabilities on account of increase in salary and pension viz-a-viz the existing strength of the government and government-aided employees.
The circular states that to ensure there is sufficient adequacy fund for payment of enhanced salaries and pension, so that implementation of the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission is carried out in a smooth manner, it is required to put a halt to all recruitment processes.
“Therefore as a measure to rationalise expenditure it has been decided that there shall be ban on the recruitment process in the government and government-aided institutions from 23/11/2016,” says the circular.
It further says that the recruitment process currently underway shall be kept on hold forthwith by the department and as such there would be no written test or issuing of appointment letters etc for selected candidates.
The circular is binding for all departments, aided institutions, autonomous bodies/corporations/agencies/PSUs where government funding is more than 50 percent. However, in the case of exigencies a prior appointment is necessary an approval can be taken from Department of Personnel.
The circular also directs all departments to conduct assessment of their staffing requirement and carry proper restructuring and take help of the Department of Reforms in this regard.
“As such the staff working on deputations in various departments will be withdrawn from 30/11/2016 and the staff will be repatriated to parent department,” the order says. The order has instructed all secretaries to file a compliance report in this regard by 25/11/16.

Herald Goa News

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