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CM orders recruitment for over 16,000 vacancies in Punjab departments

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has asked departments of Punjab government to immediately hold recruitment for 16,000 vacant posts in the state government, an official press release from his government said.

There are 5,000 vacant positions in the police department, 5,300 in the electricity department (PSPCL), 2,500 teachers’ positions, 2,500 paramedic and specialised staff positions, including doctors and specialists, in the health department and 1,300 in the revenue department. The chief minister has also asked departments to submit their lists of vacancies without delay. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's order came at a cabinet meeting on Monday.

Punjab Government also decided to ease the recruitment rules for Punjab civil services. The cabinet approved Personnel Department’s proposals to amend draft notifications of Rule 4 (2) of the Punjab Recruitment of Ex-Servicemen Rules, 1982, Rule 3 (2) of the Punjab Recruitment of Sportsman Rules, 1988, Rule 5 of Punjab State Civil Services (Appointment by Combined Competitive Examination) Rules, 2009 besides insertion of Rule 10 (A) in the Punjab State Civil Services (Appointment by Combined Competitive Examination) Rules, 2009.

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