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J&K Govt notifies rules for appointment to Class IV posts

GOV'T NOTIFIES RULES FOR APPOINTMENT TO CLASS IV POSTS IN J&K

JAMMU, JUNE 4: According to a notification issued here today by the General Administration Department of the Union Territory of J&K, the Government has notified Jammu and Kashmir Appointment to Class-IV (Special Recruitment) Rules, 2020 for appointment to Class IV posts in the UT of J&K.

As per the notification, these rules shall apply to all Class IV posts borne on the establishment of any department or service of the Government or any Government Company, Organisation, and Body specifically owned or controlled by the Government and, for which the Accelerated Recruitment process is to be adopted as may be notified by the Government from time to time.

The Rules state that all Administrative Departments shall frame an indent of vacancies of Class-IV posts, by way whatever nomenclature called, as they exist, on a cutoff date to be notified by General Administration Department, under direct recruitment quota in different cadres. The Administrative Department shall thereafter forward a consolidated indent to the General Administration Department. While framing the indent, the concerned Administrative department shall ensure that the provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act, 2004 and rules framed there under are strictly complied with, the General Administration Department shall, based on the indent forwarded by the Administrative Departments, prepare a consolidated vacancy of Class IV (category wise) and refer it to the Service Selection Board, the Service Selection Board shall make selection to the posts referred to it by the General Administration Department as per the procedure prescribed under these rules.

Defining the selection process, the Rules say that the Service Selection Board shall advertise all UT Cadre, Divisional Cadre and District Cadre posts referred under rule 4 by way of a single Advertisement Notice, the Board shall invite applications for the said posts from the persons who are Domiciles of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, and are within the prescribed age and possess minimum and Maximum educational qualification as prescribed in Notification SRO 99 of 2008: Provided that a relaxation of five years in the upper age limit shall be provided to the candidates who claim the benefit of additional weightage as casual workers,  provided further that the application form will be entertained by the Service Selection Board on the basis of a declaration made by the candidate in the application form and no testimonial including Domicile Certificate will be required to be submitted along with the application form,  the Board shall make selection to the UT Cadre, Divisional Cadre and District Cadre posts on the basis of a written test and no oral test shall be conducted, as already notified under SRO 404 dated 15th September, 2018.

The notification further read that for UT CADRE there will a total of 100 marks exam and the criteria for selection shall be Written Test of 85 marks. Candidates whose family member neither is nor has been  in     Government service, including in PSUs/Boards/ Autonomous Bodies, etc  substantially  owned and  controlled by the Government will be given weightage of 05 marks; Widows, divorced women, judicially separated women and orphan girls (certificate to be issued by Tehsildar) will get 05 marks and Casual worker engaged for five years or more (For this purpose, proof in terms of wages for a minimum of five years will be required, and the certificate to this effect shall be countersigned by District or Divisional Head of the Office where the candidate has worked) will get 05 marks.

Likewise, for Divisional Cadre there will a total of 100 marks exam and the criteria for selection shall be Written Test of 80 marks. Candidate of the Home Division (to be determined as per Domicile Certificate) will get 05 marks; Candidates whose family member neither is nor has been in

Government service, including in PSUs/Boards/ Autonomous Bodies, etc  substantially  owned and  controlled by the Government will get 05 marks; Widows, divorced women, judicially separated women and orphan girls (certificate to be issued by Tehsildar) will get 05 marks and Casual worker engaged for five years or more (For this purpose, proof in terms of wages for a minimum of five years will be required, and the certificate to this effect shall be countersigned by District or Divisional Head of the Office where the candidate has worked) will be given 05 marks.

Similarly, for DISTRICT CADRE there will a total of 100 marks exam and the criteria for selection shall be Written Test of 75 marks. Candidate of the Home Division (to be determined as per Domicile Certificate) will get 10 marks; Candidates whose family member neither is nor has been in Government service, including in  PSUs/Boards/ Autonomous  Bodies,  etc substantially owned  and controlled by the Government  will get 05 marks; Widows, divorced women, judicially separated women and orphan girls (certificate to be issued by Tehsildar) will get 05 marks and Casual worker engaged for five years or more (For this purpose, proof in terms of wages for a minimum of five years will be required, and the certificate to this effect shall be countersigned by District or Divisional Head of the Office where the candidate has worked) will get 05 marks.

 The Rules further explain that 'Family' means brother, sister and parents of the candidate only and no one else; and Casual worker' will consist of persons who are working as Daily Rated Workers, or engaged through a Hospital Development Fund and Local Fund or are Adhoc/Contractual/Consolidated workers.

For all those candidates who avail benefit of having no family member in government service, including in PSUs/Boards/Autonomous Bodies, etc substantially owned and controlled by the Government, the claim will be verified and authenticated by the Sub-Divisional Magistrate of the concerned jurisdiction after being shortlisted for selection.

Candidates will be required to indicate their order of preference for allotment against all UT, Divisional and District cadre vacancies at the time of application: provided that a candidate who has not indicated any such preference fully or partially, will be deemed to have agreed to any allocation of post in any vacancy to such candidate, as shall be made by the Board.

Meanwhile, the Chapter-III of the Rules elaborate on the procedure for preparation of select list by the Board:

The Board shall shortlist candidates in the ratio of upto l:4 of the advertised vacancies on the basis of aggregate marks obtained by the candidate on the basis of criteria prescribed under rule 5.

The short-listed candidates will be required to produce relevant documents, including Domicile Certificate, as mentioned in the advertisement notice and the Board shall, after verification, prepare separate select lists for the UT cadre, two divisional cadres and twenty district cadres, combined across all departments for each cadre, on the basis of meritcum-preference filled up by the candidate in the application form as outlined in sub-rule (5) of rule 5 of these rules, based on an allocation procedure to be prescribed by the government: provided that a candidate shall be selected against one post only in the cadre allotted to the candidate on the principle of merit-cum-preference.

For allocation of departments, the Board shall recommend Department wise Select List in each cadre (UT/Divisional/District) to the General Administration Department, based on an allocation procedure to be prescribed by the government.

The Government in the General Administration Department, for the reasons to be recorded, may not accept the select list received from the Board and return the same to the Board for reconsideration.

The General Administration Department shall, thereafter, forward the select list, category wise and cadre wise, to the concerned Administrative Departments equivalent to the number of vacancies requisitioned by each department.

The Administrative Department shall issue appointment orders in respect of all cadres, subject to verification of character antecedents and other standing instructions issued by the Government in this regard.

Regarding Wait list; the Board shall draw a separate wait list for each combined cadre (UT/Divisional/District cadres) equal to the number of selected candidates in each cadre which shall remain in force for a period of one year. The Government, for the reasons to be recorded, may extend the validity of the waiting list for another six months.   

The combined wait list shall be maintained by the Service Selection Board separately.

In case any vacancy remains unfilled due to non-joining, the Administrative Department shall immediately and not later than three months inform the General Administration Department. The General Administration Department shall consolidate the vacancies that accrue due to non-joining and forward the same to the Service Selection Board, which shall forward a list of candidates next in merit in the General Administration Department after following the procedure as adopted at the time of framing the Select List.

Chapter-IV of the Rules states: The Conditions of Service- Rules 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 of the Jammu and Kashmir Special Recruitment Rules, 2015 shall mutatis mutandis apply to the appointment made under these rules.

Use of these Rules for specialized posts- the procedure prescribed in these rules, with modifications, may be made applicable to such other posts, having specialized functions/qualifications, as may be notified by the Government from time to time.

Overriding effect of the Rules- notwithstanding anything contained in any other rule, notification or statutory order, these rules shall be in supersession of all rules/notifications/statutory orders issued on the subject.
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Interpretation- if any question arises relating to the interpretation of these rules, the matter shall be referred to the Government in the General Administration Department whose decision thereon shall be final.