Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has given his approval to fill 36,000 posts which are available in the different department of the state government, especially in agriculture and rural development departments.
The move comes in the wake of a promise that Fadnavis had made during the state assembly’s budget session this year. During the budget session of the state legislature, he had announced that total 72,000 vacant posts will be filled in two phases over the next two years.
As part of his promise, 36,000 vacancies will be filled in the first phase, as per a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO). Priority will be given to agriculture and rural development departments for the development of agriculture sector, improving the farmers’ lives and providing essential infrastructure in rural areas.
The move aims to strengthen the government machinery in rural areas as well as ensure that the government schemes for the welfare of farmers are implemented urgently. As the vacancies were creating problems for its smooth implementation, the government has stepped up its impetus on filling these posts.
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 posts in health, 7,111 posts in the home department, 2,572 in agriculture, 1,047 in animal husbandry, 837 in public works department (PWD), 423 in water conservation, 90 in fisheries and 1,664 posts in urban development department.