Malik announces 50,000 jobs in J&K; posts to be filled in 3 months


JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik Wednesday announced major employment package for the State youth saying 50,000 vacancies will be filled in next two to three months which will be in addition to recruitment in Army, Central Armed Police Forces, Ladakh Scouts Act and declared that the Central Government was also likely to come up with announcement on developmental related projects soon.
Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, Malik said there will be no mobile connectivity issue in all 10 districts of Jammu division and two of Ladakh and shortly they will also restore mobile phone services in Kupwara and Handwara police districts but called upon the people to bear the restrictions of Internet for more days saying it could be used for mobilization and indoctrination of the youth by the militants. 
“All officers led by Chief Secretary (BVR Subrahmanyam) have conducted an extensive exercise and identified 50,000 vacancies in the Government departments, which will be filled in next two to three months,’’ the Governor said and asserted that never in the past such a package has been announced in the State.

He said these vacancies were in addition to job opportunities in defence forces including Army, BSF, CRPF and Ladakh Scouts etc.
“The Central Government is also expected to come up with an announcement on developmental related projects for Jammu and Kashmir in next few days,’’ Malik said. The Governor, however, said he can’t bring Article 370 back (which was abrogated by the Central Government on August 5) but will solve all problems of the people including traders, educational institutions etc.

Pellet guns

Stating that restoration of Internet connections will be deferred for some more time, Governor Satya Pal Malik Wednesday said restrictions after the abrogation of Article 370 were necessary to prevent any civilian casualties. 
He admitted that pellet guns were used by security personnel during protests in the Kashmir Valley adding that forces took utmost precaution taken to prevent injuries.
“The medium of Internet is little bit useful for us but more useful for terrorists, Pakistanis. It is also used to mobilise and for indoctrination,” Malik said. “This is kind of a weapon against us that is why we have stopped it and we will restore it gradually.”