Maharashtra government’s rural focus to fill up 36,000 positions

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This will expedite the implementation of all government schemes for the welfare of farmers and strengthening of the agriculture sector.

The Maharashtra government is planning to recruit 36,000 people to the state bureaucracy this year, according to the statement from the Chief Minister’s Office. The decision was taken at the State Cabinet meeting on 16 May, 2018.

The recruitment drive is part of an effort to enhance the quality of life of farmers and to provide services to the rural population. Of the 36,000 vacant posts to be filled in the first phase, 11,005 posts will be filled in the rural development department, 10,568 in health, 7,111 in the home department, 2,572 in agriculture, 1,047 in animal husbandry, 837 in the public works department (PWD), 423 in water conservation, 90 in fisheries and 1,664 posts in the urban development department.

The decision to fill the vacancies was taken to ensure that the government schemes for the welfare of farmers and strengthening of the agriculture sector are implemented expeditiously, the statement said, adding that vacant posts were hindering smooth implementation.

During the Budget, Rs 13,385 core was allocated to the Home department. The funds were to be used for modernisation and upgradation of the police force. Apart from this, a total of Rs 8233 core was allocated to the irrigation department.

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