Health, PWD, Police and Power top the list of vacancies
PANJIM: After a moratorium on recruitment, the manpower required in government departments has risen to over 10,000.
The then Laxmikant Parsekar government in November last had stopped recruitment in all departments ahead of the elections. As per data compiled by Herald from 73 government departments, there are in all 10,646 vacancies. This figure does not include Corporations and autonomous bodies.
Leading the list are the Health, Public Works and Police and power departments. While there are 1700 vacancies in the Health and Police departments, PWD has around 1980 vacant posts. The Power (Electricity) department has 1165 vacancies of line helpers, electricians and engineers. Around 1,246 posts in the Health Department are for nurses while the rest are other posts.
Education Department has 426 vacancies to be filled of teachers, lecturers etc, and Water Resources Department has 211 and Art and Culture 222 vacancies.
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar last week told BJP MLAs that the ban on recruitment would continue for some time. However, the next day he, as well as Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, clarified that advertisements for around 5500 vacancies will be issued in December this year.
The Parsekar government had placed a moratorium on recruitments due to the financial burden due to mining crisis as well as the 7th Pay Commission recommendation which were to be implemented by the State.
The State’s annual salary and pension bill is nearly Rs 4000 cr. Right now the State has around 60,000 government servants.