The Andhra Pradesh Government is yet to release the 2021 Jobs Calendar as promised earlier by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. As per unofficial sources, the head of the state announced earlier on March 25 that the job calendar would be published on the ocassion of Ugadi i.e. the Telugu New Year day. However, as a disheartening incident to lakhs of government job aspirants in the state, the Government has failed to release the Jobs Calendar.
As per unofficial reports, the Chief Minister of AP has only released the Welfare Calendar. The Welfare calendar only indicates the dates for direct money transfer under various freebies schemes. The Chief Minister was earlier reported to have said that vacancies in colleges and universities as well as the state police force would be notified for recruitment in due course of time.
It may be noted that the Chief Minister, when sworn in on May 30, 2019, announced that the month of January would be the recruitment month every year. Thus, vacancies in various government departments would be filled up during this recruitment window. Later on, the CM also announced that all recruitment tests to fill up vacancies in government departments and agencies would be conducted from January 01 to 31 every year.
Even after such extravagant promises, the government has failed to deliver any result in January 2020 or in 2021. It has however been unofficially reported that the Chief Secretary, along with other concerned members of various departments has already listed out existing vacancies. An official was quoted saying in this context that The posts have been identified but the finance department is yet to give the required clearance. Severe funds crunch is the main reason for the hold up.
Earlier, when the new government was sworn in, they created around 1.2 lakh jobs by establishing the Village and Ward Secretariat system in 2019. Even then, more than 8000 job posts are still left to be filled up despite of repeated claims by the concerned ministers. In addition, more than 6000 vacancies for the post of animal husbandry assistant is yet to be notified. Around 18000 vacancies for the post of teacher and 6000 vacancies for constable and Sub Inspector in the police department is yet to be filled up. In addition, there are hundreds of vacancies in the State Secretariat as per unofficial reports.
A top official of the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission was quoted saying that the Commission has not yet received any information from the government on the recruitment. The Commission is all set to announced the posts and complete recruitment process as soon as it gets approval from the state government.