6000 advice memos sent after extension of rank list, says PSC

By R Jayaprasad

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Thiruvananthapuram: The PSC (Public Service Commission) has sent about 6,000 advice memos after the extension of the rank list on February 5. Despite the increase in retirement and the creation of 20,000 new posts, there was no significant increase in the number of appointments. The PSC has informed that they have sent the advice memo to 4,000 candidates in LD Clerk, Last Grade Servants, Staff Nurse, Sales Assistant, and Women Police posts alone.

A total of 10,600 candidates of LDC post and 7470 of LGS received advice memo. However, this is less than that of the previous rank list. On the basis of the previous list, 11,500 in LDC and 11,455 in LGS had received advice memo.

The candidates blame the non-completion of promotions and postponement of vacancies for compassionate appointment are the reasons for the decline in the recruitment. The promise that the working hours of night watchmen will be reduced to 8 hours and the additional posts created through this will be reported to the PSC, was not materialized.

This is also said to be the reason for the decline in LGC recruitment. The committee that was set up under the supervision of the chief secretary to look into the timely reporting of vacancies also was not fully effective.

A total of 2,455 staff nurses from 14 districts were sent advice memo. Candidates said that the government has made temporary appointments to the newly created nurse posts. After the extension of the rank list, only 414 persons could only be recommended for appointment.

So far, 2,428 people have been recommended for the post of Assistant Salesman at Supplyco. Since February 5,525 people have been recommended. 702 persons from the rank list of Women Civil Police Officer received advice memo. Chief Minister had announced that the representation of women in the police force will be increased to 15 percent, but no further action was taken.

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