Manipur government announces policy decisions on recruitments

All direct recruitment henceforth, against sanctioned posts under the state government and its agencies (including PSUs, companies, societies, autonomous bodies) shall be made on contractual mode/basis with clear cut benefits of public service to be made available in terms of leave, EPF and minimum allowances.


The Manipur government on Friday announced its policy decisions on recruitments under the state government and its agencies as per the state cabinet meeting held on July 6, 2021.

The policy decisions have been communicated for compliance and necessary action to be taken by all departments under the state government and its agencies (including PSUs, companies, societies, autonomous bodies), stated an office memorandum issued by department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (Personnel Division).  

The term ‘department’ mentioned in the office memorandum will cover agencies, PSUs, companies, societies, autonomous bodies under the state government, it stated.

Regarding the mode of recruitment, the office memorandum stated that all direct recruitment henceforth, against sanctioned posts under the state government and its agencies (including PSUs, companies, societies, autonomous bodies) shall be made on contractual mode/basis with clear cut benefits of public service to be made available in terms of leave, EPF and minimum allowances. Such recruits may be considered for regularisation after a period of 5-10 years on fulfilment of strictly monitored conditions of efficiency, competency, good conduct, apolitical conduct, etc., it stated. 

It stated that all direct recruitments for Group C and D categories of post shall be notified only through Employment Exchange.

The Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC) will be authorised to recruit Group A and B category of posts on contractual terms, it added. It further stated that recruitments will be permitted only for those posts for which Recruitment Rules have been framed, and against duly created posts.

Pay and remuneration of the contractual employees to be so recruited pursuant to this decision shall be fixed at 50 per cent of the minimum pay in a level and category of post as per Revised Pay Structure under RoP, 2019, the office memorandum mentioned.  
It stated that this decision will not be applicable for recruitment under Central Sponsored Schemes and recruitment in Organised Services under the state government.

This decision will not apply to cases of recruitment for which the State Cabinet has already approved and for which, notification for recruitment thereof, has already been issued, as on July 6, 2021.

On decisions regarding rationalisation of recruitments, the office memorandum stated that departments will be allowed to fill up 50 per cent of the total number of direct recruitment vacancy available as on April 1, 2017 and subsequent direct recruitment vacancies arising up to March 31, 2021, subject to the following conditions:

For those departments where the State Cabinet has already accorded approval to recruit a total of more than 50 per cent of the total number of vacant posts available on April 1, 2017 and subsequent vacancies arising up to March 31, 2021, no further recruitment shall be made, it stated.

For departments for which number of posts already approved for recruitment by the Cabinet as on July 6, 2021 is lesser than 50 per cent of the total number of vacancy available as on April 1, 2017 and subsequent vacancies arising up to March 31, 2021, the departments may be permitted to recruit additional number of manpower but limited to a ceiling of 50 per cent of the total number of vacant posts as on April 1, 2017 and subsequent vacancies arising up to March 31, 2021, subject to assessment of justification and need for such manpower.
Departments will identify the categories and number of each category of posts to be filled up through direct recruitment, depending on the need, relevance and work profile of the position, it further stated. However, the recruitments to be made shall be across all categories of vacant posts and, as far as possible, proportionate to the vacancy available for each post/grade (i.e., departments will refrain from filling up only Group III or Group IV posts, while leaving Group I and Group II posts vacant), it added.

Recruitments will be permitted only for those posts for which recruitment rules have been framed, and against duly created posts, it further stated.

This decision will not be applicable for recruitment under Central Sponsored Schemes and recruitment in Organised Services under the state government, it mentioned.

The office memorandum also included relaxation from the operation of above policy decisions.

It stated that any proposal of any department seeking relaxation from this policy, including proposals for creation of all new posts, may be referred to a committee comprising officers who will assess the need and justification for the same and make suitable recommendations for consideration of the government.

The officers are chief secretary, government of Manipur - chairman; administrative secretary (Finance) – member; administrative secretary (DP) – member; administrative secretary concerned – member; joint secretary (DP) – member secretary, it stated.

The committee will place its recommendations regarding such relaxation, to the department of Personnel, for consideration of government, it added.

 

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First Published:July 17, 2021, 2:54 a.m.

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