Uttarakhand Subordinate Service Selection Commission (UKSSSC) will soon release notification for recruitment to fill 419 vacancies in the post of Patwari. The said number of vacancies have been identified in the revenue department and they have decided to hand over the responsibility of conducting recruitment for it to the UKSSSC. These details have been published in a leading daily of the state, today.
Reports further suggest that the revenue department has readied the proposal to be sent to UKSSSC regarding the recruitment. And that the department has got the green signal from the state chief minister to go ahead with the process. The only detail left to be finalized is conducting the physical test; the department will ask UKSSSC to hold the written exam as well as physical test.
Recruitment of patwaris has not been done in the state for a long time. The last time that patwari bharti notification was released was in the year 2015. In that year, first there was a physical efficiency test, and then the written exam was conducted for candidates who qualified in the former.
In that year, the exam was an objective test with multiple choice questions. Each question was of 1 mark, and negative marking was ¼. It may be noted that in the last exam, the recruitment for patwari and lekhpal posts were done simultaneously. As per old records, both the exams had 100 questions on general awareness, 50 on general intelligence, and 50 on general hindi. The total time to solve 200 questions was 3 hours.
For the physical efficiency test, candidates were asked to complete a 10 km race in 1 hour in the case of male candidates, and a race of 5 km in 35 minutes in the case of female candidates. Besides, there were physical measurements as well. The height requirement from male candidates was 168 cm, and 152 cm from females. The chest size of male candidates was required to be 84 cms and for females, weight was supposed to be at least 45 kg.
In the last UK patwari recruitment, candidates between 21 to 28 years of age were asked to apply for patwari post, and between 21 to 35 years old could apply for lekhpal post.
Prior to this report, that there will be recruitment for 419 vacancies of Patwari in Uttarakhand Revenue Department, other reports did emerge. For instance one report said that there will be a combined recruitment of 1644 vacancies of Patwari and Lekhpal, in which there will be 428 vacancies of patwari and 1216 of lekhpal, and details of it will come at revenue.uk.gov.in. Another report claimed district wise vacancies in Dehradun, Chamloi, Uttarakashi, Tehri, Pauri, Champavat, Nainital, Almora, Rudraprayag, Pithorgarh to be respectively 4, 20, 13, 9, 76, 21, 15, 91, 13, 69.
However, until now, neither UKSSSC nor the Revenue Department has released any official statement.
If today’s reports hold true, then soon, UKSSSC will make some official announcement about patwari recruitment 2019-2020. The official website of the commission is sssc.uk.gov.in.