Thiruvananthapuram :The propaganda of backdoor appointments happening with PSC made to be mere spectator is absolutely baseless, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Former Chief Minister Oomen Chandy too has turned up for spreading these rumours in order mislead the public. In four years and seven months in tenure, this government has published far more rank lists than UDF government. 13,825 police recruitments were made as against 4791 under UDF government. There were 19,120 LDC appointments by this government while UDF figure stands at 17,711. And the govt has been functioning thus despite challenges of covid conditions, said CM.
This government forwarded a total of 1,57,990 job recommendations to PSC. 27,000 permanent job vacancies were created. Over and above these, 44,000 new posts were created. That’s the record of appointments and job recommendations. A look up of figures relating to major appointments will clarify this.
Figures compare as follows: LDC appointments - UDF 17,711 and LDF 19,120; Police recruitments - UDF 4796 and LDF 13,825; LP School Assistants - UDF 1,630 and LDF 7,322; UP School Assistants - UDF 802 and LDF 4,446 ;Staff Nurse (Health) - UDF 1,608 and LDF 3,607; Asst. Surgeon (Health) - UDF 2,435 and LDF 3,324; Staff Nurse(Medical) - UDF 924 and LDF 2,200. In addition to these, appointments were also made from the adivasi segment in police and excise departments.
The Opposition protest being carried out now actually runs against the interests of job aspirants. All of the Opposition’s empty allegations and ugly moves have crumbled. It is with eye on elections that UDF seeks to organising youngsters under protests. Is it possible for former CM to say that appointing everybody on the rank list is practical for any govt? It is surprising how former CM himself has descended on the scene demanding revival of expired rank lists. It is a dirty move aimed by Opposition for reaping political gains via protests. The demand now is to revive CPO rank list that expired in June of 2020, Just how can outdated rank lists be revived ? Is there any law permitting it? Surely, the Opposition leaders are aware there is none. But they seek to mislead youngsters by luring them with the impossible.
Has this govt shown any kind of oversight with regard to CPO rank list? Has the govt done anything at all to deprive rank holders of opportunities thereof? The govt reported vacancies for up to December 2021. PSC job applicants are children of this land. And, it is government’s aim to do as much possible in their interest, said CM.