Published Date: December 5, 2021
CATEGORY: HUMAN RESOURCES POLICY
There is a need for a change in the fundamental structure of recruitment boards in the state. We will soon bring in a change to the existing broken model PALANIVEL THIAGA RAJAN Finance minister
Chennai: The government order issued on Friday mandating a Tamil exam in order to qualify for all government jobs in the state is the beginning of a reformation, finance minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan said. The government is working to usher in robust change in the ecosystem of recruitment boards in Tamil Nadu, he added.
There is a need for a change in the fundamental structure of recruitment boards in the state. We will soon bring in a change to the existing broken model, the minister told reporters in Chennai on Saturday.
There is no uniformity in recruitment boards, including the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission, the Medical Recruitment Board and the Forest Recruitment Board, said the minister, adding that massive changes and reformations are needed to standardise recruitment.
At present, there are about 15 lakh sanctioned posts in government sectors, but the government has only around nine lakh staff.
Nearly 10,000 people cleared the examinations conducted by recruitment boards at a time when the state is battling a large number of vacancies, he said to justify the need for changes.
He also pointed out that the group of recruitment boards conduct 20 to 80 examinations and questioned the need for so many tests.
The government is planning to come up with an annual calender to notify the number of postings that are available and will be handled by various recruitment boards, the minister said. Chief minister MK Stalin was very clear on his approach and long-term vision to bring in changes which will ensure inclusive growth and equal opportunity to all, he said. The GO mandating Tamil for government Jobs is part of it
The new GO would create more opportunities for students from government schools and youth from rural. pockets of the state to secure jobs in the government sector, the minister said.
It is aimed at rectifying the poor administration of the previous government that paved the way for candidates from other states to secure jobs in the government sector in Tamil Nadu, he said.
Media: The Times of India