The proposal to reserve state government jobs for locals in Telangana was put forth a few years ago, and had received the President’s approval in 2018. Now, the Union government has formally approved Telangana’s new zonal system for hiring employees for state government jobs. As per the new system, 95 per cent of all opportunities in state-government jobs will go to locals.
As per a gazette notification released by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Telangana Public Employment (Organisation of Local Cadre and Regulation of Direct Recruitment) 2018 has been amended and will now be referred to as the Telangana Public Employment (Organisation of Local Cadre and Regulation of Direct Recruitment) Amendment Order, 2021.
Two ‘Multi-Zones’, comprising seven zones, have been created for all departments, excluding the police department. Two separate multi-zones have been created for the police department, with its own exclusive list of seven zones, comprising police commissionerates and district police headquarters.
The seven zones are Kaleshwaram, Basara,Rajanna, Bhadradri, Yadadri, Charminar and Jogulamba. While Kaleshwaram, Basara, Rajanna and Bhadradri are part of the first multi-zone, the remaining are part of the second multi-zone.
In future, all notifications and recruitments will follow the new zonal system, which will also facilitate transfers.
As soon as the system is implemented, the state government expects to begin the process of filling up close to 50,000 vacancies in different departments.