The Secretary for Public Service (SPS), Bozrajsingh Boyramboli, has got out his calculator. For the financial year 2021-2022, a total of 7,121 posts in the Civil Service will have to be filled. Of these, 4,450 posts will be filled through a recruitment exercise and 2,671 will be through a promotion exercise. For the year 2020-2021, 7,153 posts were to be filled. But at the final count, only 30% were filled for various reasons.
In a circular issued this week, he drew the attention of the Supervising Officers to the need to fill these vacancies in order to give better service to the public and to execute the government’s programme in the best possible conditions. Not filling the vacancies is forcing some ministries to slow down and this is affecting the execution of some government projects.
In the circular, the SPS informs that the Supervising Officers will have to prepare a realistic recruitment plan on behalf of the Service Commissions and thus ensure that recruitment is done through delegated powers. “Supervising officers are accordingly requested to ensure that appropriate arrangements are being made to expedite the filling of vacancies at the earliest,” the SPS insists.