Srinagar, Oct 16: Chief Secretary BVR Subhramanyam asserting that the regularization was misused to get jobs through backdoor has once again exposed the system which was at place in Jammu and Kashmir for the past so many years.
“Regularisation of services is a big issue. Regularisation has been a way of misusing entry into government jobs, let us be very clear that regularisation was being used by those who had connections in power corridors to first enter as back door appointees, daily wagers, contractual and then get regularised. This has been depriving the genuine candidates’ opportunity to get into government services,” Chief Secretary had said on Thursday.
An analyst while talking to Precious Kashmir said, “It is unfortunate that the deserving were left out and the influential were given the jobs. It had become a routine. The job scam in J&K Bank had created ripples in the Valley as the meritorious aspirants who had cleared the qualifying exams for various posts were left out and the ones who had been recommended by a political party were given the jobs in the Bank.”
The analyst said that the scam would not have come to fore had the aspirants not demanded a probe. “The intervention of then J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik saved the career of these youth as he ordered their adjustment in the J&K Bank,” he added.
An observer said, “Job scams were a routine in the past. The investigating agencies that were asked to probe these discrepancies were unable to accomplish their task due to the political pressure which was exerted on them. Now, the things have changed the probe agencies have been empowered and seem to under no pressure. These agencies are acting and skeletons are tumbling.”
The J&K Chief Secretary said, “In some cases schemes for volunteers have been misused, at some instances volunteer services were converted into jobs. If I tell you that because of these schemes there will be no vacancy till 2032. It is not the way that you will fill up vacancies for the next 25 years, we have to have a systematic approach toward this issue. It is only in J&K that Rehbar-e-Taleem recruits were regularized, it is unprecedented.”
Another analyst said, “It appears that during the past years everything in Jammu and Kashmir was in a mess. From fresh recruitments to regularization everything was done in a clandestine way. The incumbent dispensation should order a probe and hold the people accountable who were instrumental in ruining the system and careers of the deserving candidates.”