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No jobs in Telangana till zonal system is scrapped

Hyderabad: Telangana government has decided to put on hold the recruitment of zonal and district cadre posts in all departments till the issue of abolition of the existing zonal system is resolved.

Following bifurcation of Telangana, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had announced scrapping of the zonal system in the recruitment of government jobs. A Cabinet Sub Committee headed by Kadiyam Srihari was also constituted.

Telangana has two zones. The old Adilabad, Karimnagar, Warangal and Khammam districts come under Zone V and the remaining six districts Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Nizamabad, Mahbubnagar, Medak and Nalgonda districts were covered under Zone VI. As the number of districts has increased to 31 from 10, the boundaries of most of the new districts have changed in the two old zones. Legal complications would arise if the recruitment of zonal posts was taken up before abolishing the zonal system or rearranging the new districts in the existing two zones.

Hence the government instructed the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) not to issue notification for the recruitment of nearly 10,000 sanctioned posts. Also the district-cadre posts such as teachers, junior assistant and senior assistant posts in various departments will also not be filled.