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Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has opted for 33% reservation for women at the direct recruitment state in the Punjab Civil Services. This development is also in sync with the Punjab govt’s aim to provide six lakh jobs for the youth over the next two years, of which one lakh would be in the government sector.
On Wednesday, the state cabinet approved the Punjab Civil Services (Reservation of Posts for Women) Rules, 2020, to provide such reservation for women for direct recruitment to posts in Government, as well as recruitment to Boards and Corporations in Group A, B, C and D posts.
Earlier the Punjab CMO apprised about the government’s plan to fill 50,000 such vacancies in FY21 and appointees on these posts will join at the Independence Day function next year.
The rest 50,000 positions would be filled in FY22. Furthermore, the Punjab Cabinet has also approved an amendment to the Punjab Civil Secretariat (State Services Class-III) Rules, 1976, for the creation of Clerk (Legal) cadre for recruitment of Legal Clerks in the Punjab Civil Secretariat.
Additionally, the Cabinet also agreed to increase the quota reserved for promotion to Clerk Cadre from Class IV or Class III (whose scale of pay is less than that of clerk) from current 15% to 18%.