Telangana To Recruit 9200 Panchayat Secretaries

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao - Sakshi Post

With a view to ensure every village in the state has a Panchayat Secretary, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) today ordered the authorities to notify recruitment for 9,200 panchayat secretaries. In addition to the existing 3,562 Panchayat Secretaries for the 12,751-gram panchayats in state, the Telangana government has decided to add 9,200 new secretaries. Also, the formation of new panchayats and existing vacancies in the Panchayat Raj and Rural Development ministry.

It is expected that the recruitment process would be completed in around two months time, within which the release of notification and selection of candidates through a competitive examination, will be finished. The recruitment will mean that the panchayats will no longer have the in-charge secretaries.

The responsibility of formulating the guidelines on the duties of secretaries has been assigned to the Hon'ble Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development, Jupally Krishna Rao, Chief Secretary SK Joshi, Principal Secretary of Panchayat Raj Vikas Raj and Commissioner Neetu Prasad.

The roles and responsibilities of the Panchayat Secretaries in steering the villages into a path of progress include tax collection, implementation of Haritha Haram programme, ensure sanitation of villages, construction and maintenance of drainages, preventing communicable diseases, check mosquito menace, operate street lights, construction of graveyards and dump yards.

The new recruits would draw a salary of Rs 15,000 per month, with a probation period of three years, after which the service would be regularised on the basis of their performance. In case of non-performance, the Telangana government holds the right to discontinue the service after the three year period.

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