VIJAYAWADA: Out of a total of 47,465 government jobs identified and notified to be filled according to the 2021-2022 job calendar, the state government has so far filled 39,654 government positions, which represents 83.5% of the number total jobs offered for the last fiscal year.
Of the total vacancies filled, 39,310 positions were in the medical and health department alone, a meeting held to review the status of filled positions has revealed.
The state government still needs to fill 8,000 vacancies, or 16.5% of the notified vacancies. Of these, 1,198 are in the medical and health department.
On Friday, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy chaired the review meeting and asked the officials to formulate an action plan on recruiting the positions specified in the job schedule but not yet filled.
Apart from the 39,654 posts, Jagan noted that the government created 1.26 lakh permanent jobs in village and ward secretariats after taking office. The merger of the APSRTC with the government also created 50,000 additional jobs, the CM pointed out.
Jagan ordered officials to fill vacancies in the Department of Medicine and Health by the end of June, associate professor positions in the Department of Higher Education by September, and vacancies to be filled through the ‘APPSC by March.
He further instructed officials to formulate a plan for regular recruitment of police officers in accordance with the plan. Pointing out that the state government has spent a lot of money on health and education, the CM felt that there would not be much benefit if positions are not filled in these sectors.
Affirming that the recruitment of teaching positions in the department of higher education should be transparent and efficient, he ordered officials to draw up plans.
Special Chief Secretary (Finance) SS Rawat, Principal Secretary (Women and Child Welfare) AR Anuradha, Principal Secretary (Health) Muddada Ravichandra, Social Welfare Secretary M. M. Naik, Commissioner for university education Pola Bhaskar and other officials were present.