JAMMU, Oct 25 In a major relief for the youth awaiting compassionate appointments including victims of militancy, border shelling/ firing and normal death cases of employees, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has decided to clear backlog of nearly 2000 SRO 43 appointments pending for past quite some time before the switch over to new policy for such jobs.
Official sources told that after the Government introduced new policy of Compassionate Appointments from January 1 this year, which was more or less on the pattern of the Central Government, a large number of cases under previous scheme of SRO 43 were pending for past quite some time.
Under SRO 43, the kin of those killed in militancy or border shelling-firing related acts and the Government employees who died during services, were eligible for job in the Government Departments. However, the new policy on Compassionate Appointments which came into effect from January 1, 2023, a merit-based criteria has been adopted for such posts and only those who fall in the criteria will get jobs while others will be paid a fixed amount of compensation.
According to sources, the Government has identified nearly 2000 vacancies, mostly in Class-IV category in different departments and very soon, 2000 cases pending under SRO 43 will be cleared giving jobs to as many youths who are waiting for past quite some time now.
“An extensive exercise was undertaken by the General Administration Department (GAD) to identify Class-IV and few other vacancies in various departments of Jammu and Kashmir. The exercise has now been completed. Very soon, the Jammu and Kashmir Government is expected to clear nearly 2000 cases of SRO 43,” the sources said.