Appointed Competent Authorities
JAMMU, March 3: The Union Territory Administration of Ladakh today released an office memorandum providing for a reserve of 10% for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) for direct recruitment into civil posts and services under the administration of UT.
“Persons belonging to the EWS who are not covered by the Reservation Scheme for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the Actual Line of Control will get a 10% reservation in Direct Recruitment in Civilian Posts and Services under the ‘administration of the Union Territory of Ladakh’, an official order issued today by the Department of Social and Tribal Welfare of Ladakh, said.
The defined criteria of income and assets for the economically weaker sections include people who are not covered by the reservation scheme for SC, ST and socially and educationally backward classes, whose family has a gross annual income less than Rs 8 lakh and whose family does not own other specified assets.
Persons whose family owns or owns five acres of agricultural land and more, a residential apartment of 1000 square feet and more, a residential land of 100 square meters and more in the notified municipalities and a residential land of 200 square meters and more in areas other than notified municipalities will be excluded from identifying economically weaker sections regardless of family income, the UT Ladakh administration order said.
Income will include income from all sources i.e. wages, farming, business, profession, etc. for the financial year preceding the year of application, according to the ordinance.
He said the benefit of reservation under the economically weaker sections can be exercised upon production of a certificate of income and assets issued by a competent authority.
He mentioned the relevant authorities as District Magistrate, Additional District Magistrate, Subdivision Magistrate and Tehsildar.
“The competent authority will review the application and conduct necessary investigations to verify the details of the applicant regarding the eligibility of the applicant for the certificate claimed by him,” the UT Ladakh order said.
It can be mentioned here that after the approach of the end of the harsh winter, the administration of the Union Territory of Ladakh has started publishing advertisements for vacancies in government departments. A number of vacancies have recently been referred to the Personnel Selection Board.
The recruitment of vacancies was a long pending demand from various political parties, organizations, unemployed youths and student associations in Ladakh for which they had also started an agitation, prompting the Union Home Ministry and the administration of Ladakh to intervene and advertise vacancies.