Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, in a Facebook post, said the CPI(M)-led LDF government's aim is to create an environment for the growth and social progress of the SC/ST community.
He said secretaries of concerned departments have been directed to expedite the appointment of SC/ST candidates through a special recruitment process.
The direction was given after a high-level meeting was called to review the progress of appointments to various government departments through special recruitment, he added.
"I have directed all departments to give priority to the recruitment of candidates belonging to these category (SC/ST) to address the lack of their representations," he said in the FB post.
Directions were also given to report the vacancies to the Public Service Commission (PSC), the state-run recruiting body, without delay.
Supernumerary posts should be created if there are no posts to accommodate them, the Chief Minister said, adding that the PSC was also asked to inform about the vacancies of SC/ST category, which are reported but not filled.