Chandigarh: The Punjab Government is in the process to fill more than 1200 permanent posts of Patwaris but till then Revenue Department has decided to recruit retired Patwaris on contractual basis. The Revenue Patwar Union Punjab met Revenue Minister Bikarm Singh Majithia few days back and requested him to make an alternative adjustment till the permanent recruitment process of Patwaris is not completed keeping in view the Public interests.
Majithia said that Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh took an initiative to fill all the vacant posts of Patwaris. He said that recruitment process was almost completed by the Punjab University for this but due to the reports of paper leakage the recruitment was cancelled.
Majithia said that Punjab Government is committed for the fair and transparent selection therefore now the Guru Nanak Dev University has been assigned to conduct a test on behalf of Punjab Revenue department. He said that it may take some time to complete the permanent recruitment process but the revenue department has decided to make alternative arrangements to provide timely and hassle free revenue services to the people.
Financial Commissioner Revenue KBS Sidhu disclosing the conditions for the recruitment of Patwaris on contractual basis said that Revenue department will recruit Patwaris on contract basis who are between the age of 60-65 years. He said that Deputy Commissioners have been authorised to recruit the patwaris on contractual basis. He said that application shall be permitted only in the district from which Patwari/Kanungo had retired. He further said that that the deputy commissioners have been asked to consider the applications and make recruitment without any delay without waiting for any last date. Financial Commissioner Revenue said that letter regarding this had been sent to the deputy commissioners.
The Revenue Patwar Union thanked Punjab Revenue Minister Minister Bikram Singh Majithia for accepting their demand regard recruitment of Patwaris on contract basis till permanent recruitment is not made. They said that they will stand by the Punjab Government for providing speedy services to the people.
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