Jammu, Feb 26 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today directed the recruiting agencies to speed up the process to hire people for state government services. Also Read - PDP Youth Wing President Waheed Para Arrested Again After Bail in Terror Funding Case, Mehbooba Mufti Calls 'Vendetta'

During a review meeting here, Mehbooba advised the Public Service Commission (PSC) and Services Selection Recruitment Board (SSRB) to prepare an yearly calendar for the recruitments to save time in the hiring process, an official spokesperson said. Also Read - Mehbooba Mufti Clears Her Party’s Agenda, Says PDP Wants J&K To Become Bridge of Peace Between India And Pakistan

The chief minister specifically asked the authorities to pace up the selection process in school education, and health and medical education departments in view of the requirement in the state. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir DDC Polls: PAGD Wins 110, BJP Single-Largest Party With 75 seats

The meeting was informed that 3,290 selections were made by the PSC during the last three years, including 2,095 during the last year, the spokesman said.

Of the pending 2,191 vacancies in the commission, advertisement process for the 1,104 posts is on and the selections in respect of the remaining 700 vacancies would be made soon, he said. As for the SSRB, the chief minister was informed that 19,583 selections were made during the last three years and currently selection process in respect of 9,447 vacancies is on, the spokesman said. PTI TAS DPB DPB

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