The Government’s Armies

J&K government is the employer of the last resorts in the state that is suffering from comparatively high unemployment rate and lack of a vibrant private sector. Job creation in the government sector is the main yardstick that successive governments have set for its performance. R S GULL reports.

There are various areas in which people are adjusted. One is the regular jobs that various departments create. These positions make the most of the establishment and are being paid from the non-plan expenditure of the government. But the government has other areas to create jobs.

For instance, in the plan side, it creates various positions for implementation of the projects under central and state sector funding including the central sponsored schemes. There were 27382 individuals working as regular employees under various state and central plan projects in 2010-11. This number has substantially reduced to 20278 in 2011-12. Once a person gets appointed under plan funds, he or she is adjusted in the government once the project is over. It is a continuous process in the government to take the revenue expenditures of plan to the non-plan.

Besides, there are PSUs and other aided projects that require a lot of staff to manage the show.

If all these positions are put together, then J&K government had 463241 individuals on its rolls in 2010-11. This number fell to 459043 positions in 2011-12 primarily because of a high rate of retirements and a good number of employees from PSUs seeking golden handshakes and voluntary retirement schemes. Besides, the finance department is not very interested in sanctioning more positions because it is supposed to reduced its fiscal deficit. However, all these positions do not include daily wagers, Rehbar-e-Taleem’s, SPOs, VDC members and many other people who serve the government in different capacities. Kashmir Life offers a detailed data sheet of the human resource of the J&K government, a state having slightly more than 12 million population.

 

 

Employees on rolls (Non Plan)
Department March 2010 March 2011
Genreal Administration 3550 3817
Home* 89480 90248
Planning & Development 437 437
Information 742 742
Ladakh Affairs 12784 13074
Power Development 21605 21669
Education 82475 82475
Finance 4969 4893
Parliamentary Affairs 478 478
Law 4233 4316
Industries & Commerce 5738 5700
Agriculture Production 19986 18528
Animal Husbandry 12047 12057
Revenue 8199 8238
CAPD 5561 5561
Public Works 14584 14065
Health & Medical Education 32387 35209
Social Welfare 1673 1801
Housing & Urban Development 1631 1634
Tourism 2072 2063
Forests 19910 18556
Irrigation & Flood Control 14015 13576
Public Health Engineering 23039 23236
Hospitality & Protocol 1609 1609
Stationary & Printing 992 1441
Fishries 1706 1706
Higher Education 5165 5175
Rural Development 7519 7519
Transport 219 921
Total 398805 400744
Note: * it excldes the number of special po;lice officials (SPOs) and village defence committee (VDC) members who are paid a consolidated sum a month but are not on the rolls of the home department. The governnet informed the state legilsture during the ongoing sesion that there are 23690 SPOs across the state besiudes 28865 volunteers working with the VDCs.
Source: Budget proposals of the governmnet of Jammu & Kashmir.

 

 

Employees With Various PSUs of State Government
2009-10 Public Sector Undertaking 2010-11 2011-12*
Salary (Rs lacs) Employees (No) Employees (No) Salary (Rs lacs) Salary (Rs lacs)
940.37 1140 J&K Minerals 1074 1005.9 786
1897 806 J&K Cements 801 1897.52 1946.85
2288.32 1110 J&K Project Contruction Corporation 1108 3077.81 3553.5
1426.5 996 J&K Tourism Dev Corporation 963 1612.23 1950
5707 3600 J&K State Forest Corporation 3600 7516.43 8440
1393.26 519 J&K SIDCO 585 1359.2 1811.5
566.53 377 J&K Handicrafts (S&E) Corporation 347 644 550
1665 1224 J&K Industries Ltd 870 1264 796
531 228 J&K State Financial Corporation 219 542 625
768 374 J&K SICOP 346 1474.4 1255
507.43 339 J&K Horticulture Produce & Marketting Corporation 320 546.15 589.2
210.45 108 J&K SC, ST & OBC Development Corporation 111 220.2 262.49
54.61 31 J&K Womens’ Development Corporation 38 111.11 110.81
131.17 90 J&K cable Car Corporation 116 222.01 227
282 160 J&K Agro Industries Corporation 118 190.35 201.3
6228.58 3300 J&K Power Development Corporation 3077 7108.96 12169.45
206.7 60 Police Housing Corporation 76 228.79 269.35
3947.21 3078 J&K State Road Transport Corporation 2910 3758.9 5042.21
332.97 252 J&K Handloom Development Corporation 262 332.97 323.66
29084.1 17792 Total 16941 33112.93 40909.32
Notes: * is the budgeted estimate for the year ending March 31, 2012.
Source: Budgets of the government of Jammu & Kashmir.

 

 

Employees With Aided Institutrions and Local Bodies
2009-10 Aided Institutions 2010-11 2011-12*
Salary (Rs lacs) Employees (No) A : Local Bodies Employees (No) Salary (Rs lacs) Salary (Rs lacs)
4367 3109 Srinagar Muncipal Corporation 3109 5210.93 7044.78
2390.18 1743 Jammu Muncipal Corporation 1743 2898.35 4151.27
4047 3894 Urban Local Bodies Kashmir 3894 4131 5030
2091 2742 Urban Local Bodies Jammu 2768 3466 4219
B : Others
GAD 186 618.08 923.02
Education 89 210 243.6
Industries & Commerce 364 612.28 847.29
Social Welfare 116 192.62 276.32
Higher Education 4928 12118.05 19129.47
Tourism 1154 2552 3519.8
19230.08 7774 Agriculture 2729 8956.2 11191.36
32125.26 19262 Total 21080 40965.51 56575.91
Notes: * is the revised estimate for 2011-12 that ends on March 31, 2012
Source: Budgets of the government of Jammu & Kashmir.

 


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