Telangana Govt issues orders to expedite promotion process of employees
Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar on Tuesday directed the district collectors to complete the promotions in respect of all cadres working in the districts by January 31 and to take up compassionate appointments without any delay.
During a video conference with collectors, the chief secretary informed them that Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has given directions to complete the promotions on priority basis.
Kumar directed the collectors to conduct a meeting at district level with all the departments to arrive at number of vacancies to be filled up through promotions. He asked to conduct a meeting on every Monday and complete the process of promotions and compassionate appointments by January 24.
The video conference was held a day after the state government issued an order to expedite the process of carrying out promotions to all categories of posts in all departments at all levels.
The chief secretary issued orders to the special chief secretaries, principal secretaries, secretaries, other heads of departments and district collectors to immediately initiate the process and complete it by January 31, as per recent directions of the Chief Minister.
The heads of all the departments were instructed to take up promotions in all aspects duly completing the departmental promotion committees (DPCs) procedures by January 31 and submit a category-wise status report to the chief secretary in this regard. Proposals pertaining to promotions of the third level gazetted officers and above ranks, should be submitted by the Secretaries concerned duly compiling information from their HoD offices to General Administration Department (Services) for the convening of DPC by January 11.
Similarly, all Secretariat promotions also should be processed by GAD and DPCs should be completed by January 24 to issue necessary promotion orders before January 31.
Promotions and compassionate appointments are the latest in the series of announcements made by the government for government employees. On December 13, the Chief Minister announced that all vacancies in government departments will be filled. There are an estimated 50,000 vacancies in several departments.
On the New Year, the Chief Minister announced salary hike for over nine lakh employees. He also declared that retirement age of employees will be enhanced from existing 58 years.