In the wake of escalation of Covid 19 positive cases, Andhra Pradesh Grama / Ward Sachivalayam recruitment exam 2020 has been postponed until further notice, according to a Panchayat Raj and Rural Development ministry official. The recruitment exam was scheduled to be held from August 9-14 but the ongoing coronavirus pandemic forced the authorities to postpone it.
As of today, AP has reported over 44,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 586 deaths related to it so far. The state has been witnessing an exponential rise in the COVID-19 cases and recorded a single-day high of 3,963 on July 18. The rising cases forced the state government to postpone the Andhra Pradesh Grama/ Ward Sachivalayam recruitment exam 2020.
Gopal Krishna Dwivedi, IAS, Principal Secretary of Panchayat Raj and Rural Development, Andhra Pradesh took to Twitter to announce the decision. He said that the GS/VS Recruitment Exams will not be conducted as per the earlier schedule i.e. the second week of August. He said that the fresh dates will be announced later, without providing any specific period.
The large-scale recruitment drive for AP Grama/ Ward Sachivalayam recruitment drive is being conducted to fill over 14000 vacancies in the village secretariat. Andhra Pradesh government had issued the notification regarding the vacancies and recruitment drive in January but faced hurdles due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The vacancies for Panchayat Secretary, village revenue officer, ANMs/ Multipurpose health assistant (female), village fisheries assistant, village horticulture assistant, village agriculture assistant, village sericulture assistant, Mahila Police and Women & Child Welfare Assistant / Ward Women & Weaker Sections Protection Secretary (Female) will be filled through the drive.
The posts also include Engineering Assistant (Grade-II), Panchayat Secretary (Grade-VI) Digital Assistant, Village Surveyor (Grade-III), Welfare and Education Assistant, Ward Administrative Secretary, Ward Amenities Secretary (Grade-II), Ward Sanitation & Environment Secretary (Grade-II), Ward Education & Data Processing Secretary, Ward Planning & Regulation Secretary (Grade-II) and Ward welfare & Development secretary (Grade-II).
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