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Civic body approves new recruitment rules

Rules also upgrade minimum qualification for various posts in PMC

Written by Express News Service | Published: June 2, 2012 1:40:42 am

Rules also upgrade minimum qualification for various posts in PMC

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) general body on Friday gave its nod to recruitment rules that have been framed for the first time in the history of the civic body. The rules also upgrade the minimum qualification for various posts.

The recruitment rules were framed by the civic administration in 2009 on the directions of the state government. It had made it clear that no new posts would be approved unless PMC recruitment rules were in place. The initiative will make space for new posts as well.

The rules were pending with the legal committee and Municipal Commissioner Mahesh Pathak had used special powers to get the proposal moving had the committee delayed decision on it. Accordingly,the proposal was tabled in the general body and it was approved with 27 suggestions made by corporators. Now,it will be sent to the state government before implementation.

According to the rules,appointment of Class I and II officers would be made through Maharashtra Public Service Commission which is now done at the PMC level. It will enable deputation of state government employees to civic body at higher posts.

The eligibility criteria for recruiting Class IV staff was merely being literate,but new rules have set the criteria of Class VIII pass and also made physical fitness necessary for the job as it was related to field work.

The clerical posts of Class III required a minimum qualification of Class X pass,but now it has been raised to minimum of graduation. It has upgraded the minimum qualification for 466 posts for its 17,000 civic staff.

Chief accountant that manages the finances should be an MBA in Finance along with being a registered Chartered Accountant (CA) or an ICWA. Earlier,the minimum qualification for the post was CA or ICWA and a second-class Masters in Commerce with specialisation in Accountancy.

A civic health chief or medical officer of health should be an MD in Medicine or Preventive and Social Medicine that was not compulsory earlier.

A city engineer,who plays a major role in planning the development of the city,will have to hold a post-graduate engineering degree with specialisation in structural engineering,roads and bridges or environment against the present criteria of being a BE in civil with at least five-year experience.

“It took over a year to study the needs of the civic body based on which the rules have been framed,” said former PMC labour advisor Nandkishore Jagtap,who headed the team for deciding the recruitment rules.

“All the department heads were consulted to understand the skills needed for various posts,”said PMC labour officer Shivaji Daundkar.

He said the idea is to bring in more skilled employees in civic service with professional attitude.

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