By September 10, 2021, the Panchayati Raj department of Uttar Pradesh will hire over 58,000 people for the posts of gram panchayat assistants and data-entry operators. The hiring, which will begin soon, will be one of the largest of contractual employees in the state.
Apparently, against the sactioned 16,421 posts of gram panchayat and panchayat development officers, only about 11,000 appointments have been made till date. The state has over 58,000 gram panchayats.
No relatives of the gram pradhans can be considered for these posts, as per the rules of hiring issued, and all hiring-related information will be disseminated by the pradhans of the respective gram panchayats. Candidates can apply within 15 days of issue of notice, and all applications will be examined by the panchayat committee.
The government will work on renovating the existing panchayat bhawans to function as “mini secretariats” with enough space to accommodate banking correspondent sakhis and common service centres for the villagers.
Those aged 18 and up to 40 can apply. A relaxation of five years will be given to SC/ST and OBC candidates. Seats will also be reserved for the SC/ST and OBC candidates. Applicants should be residents of the same gram panchayat for which they are applying and should have passed at least the intermediate examination with average marks.
Preference will be given to candidates who have lost a family member to the COVID-19 pandemic.