MAXIMUM VACANT POSTS
* Education department - 16,116
* Home department - 13,300
* Health department - 3,623
* Forest department - 2,115
* Guwahati Development dept - 1,869
* Agriculture department - 1,419
* Public Works department - 1,200
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, May 24: The employment scerio is getting bleaker in Assam despite the State government’s frequent claims of giving more jobs to the people. Due to lack of job opportunities here, educated youths are migrating to other States of the country for greener pastures.
Sources said 49,409 posts are currently lying vacant in different departments of the State government. But Dispur is showing little urgency in filling up these vacant posts.
The State Education department has the highest number of vacant posts - 16,116. The Home department, responsible for maintaining law and order in the State, has 13,300 vacant posts.
“The Agriculture department has 1,419 vacant posts, Veteriry department - 615 posts, Cultural Affairs department - 95 posts, Forest department - 2,115 posts, Fince department - 312 posts, Fishery department - 156 posts, Guwahati Development department - 1,869 posts, Handloom and Textile department - 522 posts, Health department - 3,623 posts, Irrigation department - 713 posts, DIPR - 84 posts, Labour and Employment department - 524 posts, PNRD - 385 posts, Planning and Development department - 198 posts, PHE - 215 posts, PWD - 1,200 posts, Sericulture department - 570 posts, Social Welfare department - 585 posts, Transport department - 687 posts, Urban Development department - 362 posts and Water Resources department - 525 vacant posts,” sources informed, adding, “Many more posts are also lying vacant with other State departments.”
Sources further said some departments held exams for recruitment but results are yet to be declared. Some departments declared results but cases were filed against these departments by some candidates alleging anomalies in declaration of results, sources said. “Due to such problems, process of recruitment in some departments has been hanging fire for long but the government is yet to take any corrective measures,” sources added.