CM K Chandrasekhar Rao. (Photo: Twitter)
Hyderabad: The government has found so far that nearly 70,000 vacancies exist in the departments so far after allotment of employees to local cadres and districts based on the new zonal system. The number of vacancies is likely to increase to 80,000 once the process of transfers is completed by the end of January.
Sources said the government has speeded up the process and expects to issue job notifications by March. Besides, there is a plan to introduce a new roster points system to implement reservations for applicants from the BC, SC, ST, women and open categories.
Also, for the first time, roster points will be determined to extend reservation to economically backward classes.
The new system will have 1 to 100 roster points and the vacancies in each department will have to be filled on the basis of these numbers.
Earlier, the TS government after bifurcation had evolved a roster points scale from 1 to 25, after scrapping the system followed in undivided AP. A point was allotted to each category of reservation.
In the system followed by undivided AP, for instance, if the last post in the finance department is offered to a candidate of roster point 5 (say OC), the next post was offered to roster point 6 (visually challenged woman).
The TRS government scrapped this and issued a system of 1 to 25 roster points in 2015. The first point was given to a OC woman to whom the first vacancy in each department was offered.
Now, with the creation of the new zonal system based on new districts, zones and multi-zones, the government will scrap the 2015 system, and replace it with one having points from 1 to 100.