Candidates lose hope as validity of rank lists for VEOs to expire soon

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Elathur: Eligible candidates remain with no hope as the rank list published for the recruitment of Gram Sevakar (Village Extension Officer Grade-II) for various projects in Panchayats remains largely unattended for the past two years. Though, 2623 candidates are waiting appointment order, less than 15 per cent were so far selected from the rank list published in 2021.

Meanwhile, the candidates say they will miss the appointment order since the validity of the rank list ends after three years. Once this happens, the government's fill subsequent vacancies from the rank list published for the clerical rank list. Age is a hindrance to many if the appointment is indefinite.

As it stands, the tenure of the rank list published in various districts in 2021 will expire in one and a half years. Delay in the promotion of officials and failure to properly notify PSC of vacancies is the reason for the current crisis. As the government order unifying the five services under the Local Self-Government Department has not yet been implemented, there is ambiguity in promoting the existing officers.

It is worth noting that majority of posts in Panchayats remain vacant.

Earlier, the government had assured the service organizations that extension officers will be appointed in panchayat, municipality and corporation to extend the service of government offices to more areas. However, the assurance remains largely forgotten by the government.

The service organizations also point out that their promotions are not being done properly for the posts of VEO, Joint BDO and BDO officials.


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