77, 737 vacancies in AP: Yanamala

77,-737-vacancies-in-APAP Finance minister has stated that there are 77, 737 vacancies in AP in various categories after the bifurcation of the state. He released a letter to media houses on Tuesday. Here is it:

We would like to inform you after reorganisation of the State, the residuary Andhra Pradesh has inherited all government employees of local, district and zonal cadres working in thirteen districts. The committee chaired by Sri Kamalanathan is concerned only with the apportionment of state cadre and multi-zonal posts between the two States. Such posts are 76,429, of which 22,226 are vacant. The claim in your report that there are 6,97,621 sanctioned posts of which 1,42,825 are vacant is patently incorrect. During the preparation of budget for 2016-17 financial year, I have carefully reviewed of the data pertaining to cadre strength containing number of posts sanctioned, persons in position and number of obtained from the Departments right each and every drawing and disbursing officer. The information furnished to Sri. Kamalanathan Committee also includes employees working with Government, other than Regular Government employees like Anganwadi and Mini Anganwadi Workers and Helpers, Home guards, Aided employees, Last Grade employees employed on outsourcing and Local Bodies employees who would not be covered by the notifications for direct recruitment.

According to the information so obtained,  the particulars of regular government posts  and the vacancies on 01st January, 2016  are as follows:

Total number of sanctioned posts in departments 4,83,491
Persons in Position 4,05,754
Vacancies 77,737

These vacancies include posts to be filled by direct recruitment, promotion and transfer from other services. The Direct Recruitment to any cadre is usually around 25 to 30 per cent of the total cadre strength of these posts. The last grade posts are usually filled through outsourcing of services or by contracting services on short term basis. Therefore, the posts available to be filled through direct recruitment is around 20,000.

Further, it may be noted that the fast transforming technologies, rapidly changing structure of the economy, as well as the mutating role of the Government requires that Government Departments be revamped and old style functioning of Government Departments may not be able to meet the ever growing aspirations of the people. Many a time it is seen that the skill sets of personnel have stagnated, and have become irrelevant given the new circumstances. We intend to conduct a review of all the posts to see which posts need to be filled up. As of now only those posts which are required for short and long term development are being filled.

Further, providing employment only in Government Sector is not only the solution.  The percentage of expenditure on establishment is presently 55% of the total state’s own revenue.  The opportunities should flourish in private Sector as well. With a view to expand employment opportunities, Partnership Summit was held at Visakhapatnam in the month of January, 2016 which attracted 1400 delegates including 300 foreign delegates from 41 countries. 328 Memorandums were signed during the summit 4.67 lakh crores. Further Government grounded private investments worth Rs. 9505 Crores and created 76818 jobs  in MSMEs large and mega Industries in 2015-16. Government intend to ground Rs.11500 Crores worth industrial investments and corresponding growth in 2016-17. So job opportunities are being created beyond Government with the active intervention of Government.

The State Government achieved 10.99% growth rate in 2015-16 and intends to grow at 15% in 2016-17 which would provide better job opportunities in the Private Sector.

I therefore, request you to appreciate the efforts taken by the Government to increase job opportunities and kindly publish, in public interest, a corrigendum in your news paper prominently in the first page itself clarifying that the above news items is not correct and that the Government has not issued any such order.

Medaram Jathara

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