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Nod for merger of Group I, II services

Nod for merger of Group I, II services
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Implementation from next year State government on Friday formally gave its approval for the changes made in the services that come under Group I...

Implementation from next year State government on Friday formally gave its approval for the changes made in the services that come under Group I and II and the merger of services. Here after, three services will be there viz Group IA, Group IB and Group II and this will be implemented from the 2014 onwards. Group Orders have been issued in the past revising the scheme of examination for Group-I, Group-II services and also Gazetted and Non-Gazetted categories and as per the revised scheme, selections will be made based on the written examination only except for recruitment to the posts under Group-I Services and also certain Gazetted categories which has the interview system in addition to written examination. Orders were also issued reclassifying the categories of posts under Group-I and Group-II Services as Group-I(A) and Group-I(B) and Group-II Services and to conduct common examination for selection of candidates under Group-I(A) and Group-I(B) Services. Government has announced this merger plan way back in December 13, 2012 but it was strongly opposed by unemployed youth and some groups fighting for the rights of employees. Their apprehension was that in the name of merger, the number of posts will be slashed and the grading also will come down. Employees opposed the decision as it would mar their promotional chances in future. Several representations have been made seeking time for the implementation, so as to accustom to the new scheme mainly on the ground that this would be disadvantageous to the aspiring candidates coming from rural areas. Some candidates have approached the commission requesting for repealing the orders and to continue the previous procedure of selection. Acting on it, the commission has requested the government to defer the implementation to next year and it was finally approved.
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