Marching ahead towards achieving the milestone of giving government jobs to one lakh youth in the state, the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh-led Punjab government will soon launch another mega recruitment drive to fill the vacant posts in various departments and in turn employ the deserving and eligible youth.

Disclosing this, here, the Chief Secretary, Ms. Vini Mahajan, said all the administrative departments should share the vacant direct quota posts with the Employment Generation, Skill Development, and Training department at the earliest to enable the launch of the State Employment Plan’s second phase.

Chairing a meeting to review the State Employment Plan with the administrative secretaries, Ms. Mahajan directed all the department heads to expedite the process of sending requisition of the remaining vacancies in their respective departments for filling them up to provide seamless and hassle-free services to the public.

Secretary, Employment Generation, Rahul Tiwari, apprised the Chief Secretary that 34 administrative departments have shared 22,441 direct quota vacancies for the second phase of the Punjab Government’s recruitment plan, which were over and above 61,336 vacancies approved earlier by the Cabinet committee.

Under the state government’s flagship employment generation program, “Ghar Ghar Rozgar and Karobar Mission”, the Punjab Cabinet had approved the State Employment Plan on October 14, 2020, with a mandate to give 1-lakh government jobs to the eligible youth besides giving nod to fill 61,336 vacancies in various departments.

In less than a year, the state government has been able to recruit 7,848 qualified candidates besides initiating the process of filling 44,543 vacancies in various departments.

Meanwhile, the Chief Secretary also instructed all the departments, boards, and corporations under the state government to ensure the implementation of e-office modules in their respective offices. She said the use of the e-office system will not only save time but will also help in doing the work in a paperless manner.