Meghalaya Govt has 5,984 vacancies in 48 departments

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SHILLONG, March 14: Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday informed the Assembly that there are 5,984 vacant posts in 48 departments of the government. This was revealed in the CM’s reply to a question raised by Congress MLA from Umroi constituency, George B. Lyngdoh, during the Question Hour on Thursday.

The Umroi MLA sought to know from the government the total number of vacancies that are available upto February 2019 in various State government departments, state sponsored societies and state owned agencies, department-wise.

When Lyngdoh pointed out that 1,873 vacancies are yet to be filled up by the Meghalaya Public Service Commission (MPSC) and whether a special review has been done so that the vacancies do not languish and speed up the recruitment process, the Chief Minister said that apart from the MPSC, there are vacancies that should be filled up by the District Selection Committees as well.

“This takes time because there is large number of vacancies and procedures have to be followed. The MPSC has been continuously working on this, and from time to time, the government has sent letters to the MPSC asking them to take necessary action. The MPSC has been conducting exams for filling up of various posts,” the Chief Minister said.