Refuting reports of a ban on recruitment for state government services, Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on Thursday said Kerala Public Service Commission has issued appointment letters to 15,740 people for various posts in the last six months.
Achuthanandan told the state Assembly that steps were also being taken to recruit 5,000 personnel in police force, 600 engineers in Kerala State Electricity Board and 750 forest guards.
However, expressing its displeasure over the CM’s reply, Congress-led UDF Opposition, who had moved an adjournment motion on the matter, walked out of the House.
Raising the issue, V D Sateeshan of Congress alleged that LDF Government was denying the deserving posts to selected candidates in the existing rank lists of PSC. Job-seekers were apprehensive of an undeclared ban on recruitments, he said.
Achuthanandan said on an average PSC appointed 25,000 people a year and published about 1500 lists.
Before staging the walking out, Opposition leader Oommen Chandy alleged that no appointments have been made in the state services for the past four months.