Over 30 per cent vacancies remain vacant in PSUs

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Bangalore, Nov 12 (UNI) Over 30 per cent of backlog vacancies in different public sector undertakings (PSUs), including nationalised banks remained vacant for want of adequate competency.

Dr E M Sudarsana Natchiappan, Chairman, Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, law and Justice, Rajyasabha informed said that he had reviewed various PSUs including Bharat Earth Moving Limited (BEML), Canara Bank, Corporation Bank and city-based National Law School today and found that over 30 per cent backlog vacancies meant for Scheduled Castes, Tribes and Other Backward Classes remained vacant.

Speaking to news persons here he said that upon inquiry it was revealed that these backlog vacancies could not be filled due to non-availability of suitable candidates.

Terming the situation was a matter of concern, Dr Natchiappan said that the committee had recommended various measures to wipe out the backlog vacancies including providing pre-appointment training and pre-promotion training to these category candidates, "Three months time frame has been fixed to fill all those vacant backlog posts" he said.

The committee would recommended for entire revamp of the functioning of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and adopt modern methods in recruitment for the central services. "Working of the structure of the UPSC need to be revamped and the committee would submit a report to the government," he said.

Dr Natchiappan also informed that the Committee had also reviewed about the implementation of Right to Information Act in Public Sector Understandings and found that lot of petitions were received seeking information relating to trade secrets which may harm the interests of those PSU's engaged in commercial and business activities if provided. People also utilised RTI act seeking information on trivial matters including on transfer policies, recruitment and other related things. PUS's were asked to provide such updated information through their Websites, he said.

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