Haryana Chief Minister (CM), Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday announced a recruitment drive for over nearly 40,000 posts in various government departments.

Speaking at a function at Zirakpur, the CM said 7000 police constables, 450 sub-inspectors and 38,000 Group D employees would be recruited. Similarly, 700 to 800 Gram Sachivs would also be recruited soon.

Khattar said that recruitment of 24,000 posts had been carried out and work for the recruitment of 22,000 posts was in pipeline. He said that in the history of Haryana, the state public service commission had for the first time made a record recruitment of 1900 posts in a year, which was unheard of in any previous regimes. He said that the recruitment was made purely on the basis of merit.

Khattar said that at present, there were about 2200 Gram Sachivs posts. The State Government was considering appointing one Gram Sachiv for every two villages.

He said that Investors’ Summit was organised for generation of large scale employment in the state. He said that a unique scheme namely Saksham Yojana had been initiated, under which graduate and post-graduate unemployed youth gets Rs 9000 per month in lieu of 100 hours of work so that they could make themselves capable of other competitions or self-employment. So far, under Saksham Yojana, 42,000 youth had been given jobs, the CM said.

Meanwhile, Khattar has also approved the reformation of Municipal Corporation Sonipat on the demand of some of the villagers to be excluded from the limits of the Corporation. Giving details, Urban Local Bodies minister, Kavita Jain said that during the reformation of Municipal Council as Municipal Corporation some of the villages were included in the jurisdiction of Corporation.

Some of the villagers demanded through the Corporation Protesting Committee to come out of the limits of the Corporation. In view of this, a committee was constituted under the Chairmanship of Commissioner Rohtak with members including representatives of the departments of Urban Local Bodies, Directorate Development and Panchayat, Commissioner Sonipat, District Town Planner and Commissioner Municipal Corporation Sonipat to submit a report in this regard.

She said that on the basis of the report of the Committee, villages Murshidpur, Mukimpur, Dipalpur, Khevda, Harsana Khurd, Harsana Kalan, Nasirpur Bangar have been excluded from the limits of Municipal Corporation.