Selection list cancelled

Selection list cancelled

The Governor’s administration has cancelled the job selection list of Khadi Village & Industries Board (KVIB) after an inquiry panel concluded that the recruitment process suffered from multiple deficiencies and lacunae.
The selection process had come under sharp criticism from different quarters after kith and kin of several political functionaries and influential ones figured in the list. Soon after the issue snowballed into a major controversy the then Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had ordered a high-level inquiry into the selection process to cool down the tempers.Now the Governor’s administration has put a lid over the entire controversy by cancelling the selection list. The KVIB recruitment controversy had embarrassed the then PDP led government in the state and had punctured the tall claims of the transparency and good governance.Soon after the details about the recruitment surfaced it came to fore that PDP and BJP had accommodated their own people in the list and the deserving candidates had been left out.The probe conducted by the panel which was appointed to look into the selection process vindicated the stand of the genuine aspirants, who raised hue and cry over these selections. According to the media reports the inquiry report submitted by the probe panel found that the criteria adopted in these selections was not recommended by any expert committee but was proposed by the vice-chairman of the Board and approved by its chairman (Minister of Industries & Commerce).PeerzadaMansoor of Peoples Democratic Party was vice-chairman of the Board, Chandra Prakash Ganga of the BJP was chairman of the Board by virtue of being Minister for Industries & Commerce.May be this probe report would not have seen the light of the day had PDP-BJP government been in place as the political dispensation would have tried to push the matter under the carpet but the Governor’s administration has brought facts to fore to provide deserving candidates yet another chance.