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Most of the jobs for locals

Most of the jobs for locals
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With the administration gearing up to provide 95 of State government jobs only to locals under the Presidential order issued in the wake of the new zonal system, the year 2019 could prove to be the defining period on the employment front in Telangana State as nearly 10,000 to 15,000 additional posts are being created in all government departments The additional posts would take the total stre

Hyderabad: With the administration gearing up to provide 95% of State government jobs only to ‘locals’ under the Presidential order issued in the wake of the new zonal system, the year 2019 could prove to be the defining period on the employment front in Telangana State as nearly 10,000 to 15,000 additional posts are being created in all government departments. The additional posts would take the total strength of government employees to three lakh from the present 2.85 lakh.

The State government has begun finalising the cadre strength on a war-footing under the new three-tier zonal system that came into effect in 2018.

There has been no major revamp of the administration during the last four decades or so. Having initiated reforms in administration, the TS government is now making efforts to provide 95 per cent of the jobs being created to locals, thanks to the Presidential order based on the new zonal system. In the united Andhra Pradesh, it was in 1975 that the then state government took up the arduous exercise of fixing the cadre strength for each department.

Now that TS has been divided into seven zones and two multi-zones covering all 31 districts and as another two new districts -- Narayanpet and Mulugu -- are also likely to be included in the new zones through a gazette notification, the numbers of posts will be increased in the departments like Revenue, Agriculture, Energy, Education, Medical & Health and welfare departments.

Upon re-organisation of the districts, most of the employees working in various wings had been deputed to the new districts to help meet the emergent demand for additional workforce. All of them could be brought back to their parent departments and the cadre strength finalised at district, zone and multi-zone levels.
State Human Resources and Services wing in the GAD (General Administration) Department is overseeing the entire process of finalisation of the cadre strength and creation of new posts in every wing.

Primarily, the government has identified that all welfare departments as well as Agriculture, Medical and Education departments require additional staff to implement the slew of welfare and developmental activities taken up by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. In the next five years of his second term, KCR has targeted to achieve desirable results in the health, education and farming sectors.

District cadre posts will be increased considerably since the requirement of workforce has gone up significantly, following the reorganisation of 10 districts into 31 districts three years ago. Officials said that new posts would be created at multi-zonal level and filled with the rank of Group I cadre officers.

Earlier, Group I posts were considered as state cadre posts. These were replaced with multi-zonal posts at the recruitment stage. These multi-zonal posts will be upgraded as state cadre posts upon completion of service for stated period. Telangana TNGO leader Devi Prasad said that the new zonal system will not only help create new posts but also provide relief to some of the important departments that have been functioning with skeletal staff. The possibility of reducing the cadre strength in non-focal departments like Labour and Employment, Housing etc is also being examined so that surplus staff can be absorbed by other departments.

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