In a bid to end malpractices in appointments made in aided schools and colleges in Kerala, the 11th Pay Revision Commission has recommended the creation of a statutory Kerala Recruitment Board.
The 11th Kerala Pay Revision Commission has recommended the state government to either entrust the recruitment in government-aided private schools and colleges with the PSC or create a statutory recruitment board for the purpose. Headed by retired civil servant K Mohandas, the panel said there should be adequate controls to ensure that the private managements' selection of persons for drawing government salaries is on merit with transparency.
The raising of retirement age of the government employees from 56 to 57 years, reduction of their working days to five days a week besides the granting of full pension to the families of those who die in harness were among the recommendations found mention in the panel report, submitted to Chief Minister has said. The Commission feels that it would have been ideal to entrust the recruitment in the government-aided schools and colleges to the PSC and the second option is to create a statutory recruitment board for the purpose, according to the report. "The Commission recommends the creation of a statutory Kerala Recruitment Board for private schools and colleges," the report said adding that the selection committee should have a full-time chairman besides the representatives from the university, government and the managements.