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Kerala Administrative Service comes into force

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The Government kicks-off Kerala Administrative Service on the new year day,¬†which aims at youth who are interested in careers in government administrative services….reports Asian Lite News

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The new cadre is expected to create fresh avenues for the groeth and development of talented officers in the State adminstrative services.

As the State officially switches over to the Kerala Administrative Service (KAS) from new year day, the government will have to accomplish the recruitment process for achieving its stated objective of making the Civil Services thoroughly professional and efficient. This move has several implications for youth interested in careers in the government administrative services.

Resistance of a certain section of the Secretariat employees is still delaying the smooth roll out of the new system, but Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was adamant in honouring the deadline. The government bid to allay their apprehensions through several rounds of discussions. It did not yield the desired results and a section of employees are still objecting the formation of KAS.

The government have to create six posts in the initial stage considering the fact that 10% of the posts were not available in certain departments.

Recruitment process at the entry level would have to be expedited for the government to ensure that it achieved its declared aim of having youngsters in the service.

The stage for setting up the Kerala Administrative Service was set by Cabinet which approved the special rules without making major changes to the original proposals.

The Public Service Commission has approved the special rules and there are no legal challenges in the recruitment process hence. The age limit for direct recruitment at the entry level has been fixed between 21 and 32 years.

Direct appointment will be made through a preliminary objective type examination, a descriptive personality test and an interview.

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