The post of Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) chairman has been lying vacant for the post two months and as a result, recruitments for nearly 16,500 posts in various departments are stalled.
The RPSE sought applications for these posts and released recruitment notices, but couldn’t announce a date for examinations because the RPSC chairman’s post has been vacant ever since the tenure of Dr Radheshyam Garg came to an end on May 1. The Rajasthan government has not even given an additional charge for the post to anyone.
The Department of Personnel (DoP) has come out with several recruitment notices. Chief minister Vasundhara Raje had announced these recruitments in her last budget speech. Being the election year, the government wants to keep its promises. DoP issues notices in compliance with the budget announcements, but since the post of RPSC chairman is vacant, the files related to recruitment are gathering dust.
According to reports, recruitments for nearly 16,500 posts are not happening in the absence of the RPSC chairman.
Employees’ unions in Rajasthan have demanded that the government should announce the exam date and works towards filing up the vacant posts in various departments.
Radheshyam Garg took over as RPSC chairman in December last year, but his tenure came to an end on May 1. Garg hails from Dholpur and has been associated with RSS.
First published: July 7, 2018