Chief Minister: PSC Recruitment Should Be Done Anticipating Vacancies: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that PSC recruitment should be done in advance without waiting for vacancies to be reported. The Chief Minister was giving a speech at the dedication of the Kerala PSC district office building built at a cost of Rs 3.12 crore at Muttambalam, Kottayam.
The current practice is to report vacancies and then start the recruitment process. It was necessary for the old days. The Chief Minister said that this method is not necessary nowadays.
It has been decided that those joining the government service will retire on a fixed date. Today this information can be collected through software. There is an accurate estimate of how many people will retire this month or year. It is high time that the system of separate reporting of vacancies should be ended. PSC can recruit eligible candidates by calculating the vacancies in advance. The Chief Minister pointed out that the delay can be avoided. Maybe speed up when the times change. In this, matters should be moved with the proper understanding between the government and PSC. We are all very conservative. There is no need to hesitate to change systems. People need to take steps that are beneficial to them. Kerala PSC has set an example for all service commissions in the country in recruiting and undertaking social responsibility by ensuring social justice, 2 lakh appointments have been made in the last 6 years. PSC has been able to perform better than UPSC during the flood and covid disasters. The Chief Minister said that this is why they are coming from other states to learn the systems of Kerala PSC.
The government aims to modernize the PSC in a people-oriented manner. The budget includes funds for the provision of land and buildings. Government service cannot be said to be completely free from corruption. But PSC is corruption free. Also provides exemplary service. The government has decided to create 40 lakh jobs in all sectors by 2026. The Chief Minister added that there will be employment opportunities at the government level as well.
VN Vasavan, the chief guest at the meeting, said that other PSC chairmen said that Kerala PSC has become a model for PSCs in other states and this is commendable. PSC Chairman Adv. MK Zakir presided. Trivandrum Radhakrishnan MLA, Commission members C. Susan, Dr. KP Sajilal, Municipal Chairman Binsi Sebastian, Municipal Councilor Julius Chacko, PSC Secretary Saju George, and District PSC Officer KR Manojkumar Pillai spoke. Public Works Building Department Executive Engineer P. Srilekha presented the report. The new building is 1545.61 square meters and has four floors near the current office at Muttambalam. Examination hall, parking on the ground floor, office on the first floor, and online examination center on the second floor.