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Hire Government Staff on Merit says Rajasthan High Court

Hire Government Staff on Merit : Rajasthan High Court

These days Government across India hiring staff on contract basis, because they have put ban  regular Government jobs. Some States and Central Government are decreasing 10% government job on year to year basis. Therefore, there is a general shortage of Government Staff  in all government departments. Not recruiting regular staff also also minimizes government liabilities on its staff.  If government recruits staff on contract basis, then the employed person work on less payment with less facility and on temporary basis which can be shown the door on any day.
Rajasthan High Court Jodhpur

Also there is corruption in this kind of contract basis hiring also. Most companies providing contract staff are related to political leadership or bureaucracy in some or other way. Also on contract basis they are free to recruit any one. no question asked, no responsibility, no written examination. No liability.

This is the practice in most of the state government. But now Rajasthan High Court has tried to  restrained this practice. High court of Rajasthan at Jaipur has given some guidelines in this manner specially to Rajasthan Government.

Rajasthan High Court says hire government staff on merit only.  Rajasthan High Court has restrained the Rajasthan State government from employing people on contract for posts that are permanent. The Court has also imposed a ban on hiring employees through placement agencies. 

The court was hearing a petition against the State government’s practice of not giving permanent employment and hiring people on contract to fill up regular vacancies. 

The petitioner have  raised a petition against orders to cancel the contract of a placement agency at 10 primary health centres. They had contended that employees were being hired through placement agencies at all other health centres in Rajasthan.

Justice Sanjeev Prakash Sharma ruled that hiring for posts created under Central and State government schemes should be “merit-based” only.

Selection of candidates, even on contract, is to be done through the proper channel, including advertisements and written examinations, said the court.

The court, which has not imposed a blanket ban on hiring employees on contract, has given the State government liberty to constitute a nodal agency and lay down a procedure for the purpose. 

Appointments should not be made only on the basis of interviews and the merit list of candidates should show the marks obtained by them, it said.

“Selection [only] through interviews can lead to randomness,” the court />
This is  a far-reaching judgment, it will bring some thinking in the Government job hiring on contract basis.

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  1. Really wonder wonder what is be mind set behind hiring on contractual basis or employed person work on less payment with less facility and on temporary basis which can be asked to leave at any point of time. Itd worse then a private sector jobs where they have atleast some hiring firing policy. Imagine a scenario where u r in constant threat of loosing the job u eventually become a slave and there is no future. U cant think for hAving loans as ur job is not secure and not sure about ur earning. If this widely acceptable norm then perhaps we r pushing the whole society to more insecurity and these people ll never hv there voice.

  2. Other point of view...efficiency of a contractual employee is much more than that of a permanent one with same its a choice between giving importance to the work or to the welfare of people.We should give due importance to welfare also but it is seen that people have taken the job as for granted.
    Contractual jobs in government are not as worst as it is being described by Mr P.R.....generally everyone complete the contract period.
    A practical case...hire a canteen person,Security guard , peon and then you have to be on their mercy....outsource them and see the change...they will be at their place doing their work...
    problem is not with system its with people , when they get the permanent govt job they just dont do what they are expected to do...