Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday announced that the state government will conduct common selection test for vacancies created for the posts of lower division clerk in different government departments.
“The common selection test will be conducted to ensure that prospective candidates are not subjected to repeat tests,” Parrikar said. He also said that the recruitment process for over 2500 job positions in various government departments will start this month.
“The High Level Empowered Committee (HLEC) and Inter Departmental Committee of Officers (IDCO) have covered 32 government departments and by August 10 more than half of the departments will be cleared and recruitment process will begin for more than 2500 job positions,” Parrikar informed the state assembly.
The Chief Minister said that for the future employment in the government sector, applicants with minimum two years of experience in related job profile will be given priority to ensure that the government start function with experience and are well versed with situation prevailing in private sector.
“There will also be a policy to address the issue related to temporary and contractual employment in a phased manner whereby completion of certain period of service regularisation will be considered subject to adherence to guideline being formulated,” he said.
He further said that the problem associated with unemployment will be addressed with the introduction of employment policy by month-end. The policy for employment in private sector will call for affirmative action for employment in the focus related to employment of Goans in all types of industries.
The similar scheme was demonstrated in IT and industrial policy giving nearly 25-50 percent salary subsidy for employing Goans in IT sector.
He further announced new work contract scheme encouraging Goan contractors to take up the work upto Rs 25 lakh in different public projects. “Young graduates will be encouraged to take up this scheme whereby the initial percentage of advance may be given for works contracts suitably announced to ensure working capital in the hands of Goan contractors,” Parrikar said.
“The government will also pay workers of Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited (KTCL), all corporations and autonomous bodies under the 7th Pay Commission,” he said.