By: Sameer Lone
Pulwama: The Lieutenant Governor led administration in Jammu and Kashmir is mulling to investigate all the recruitments especially the district level and the recruitments done in autonomous bodies like University of Kashmir and Islamic University where reports of favouritism and backdoor appointments over the years have taken place.
The Precious Kashmir has learnt from official sources that few disgruntled candidates who could not make to different selection lists have reached to the office of the LG with news paper cutting of several years and other related papers to back their claims about shadowy recruitments.
“There have been selection of PROs, other staffers in Islamic University, Kashmir University, SKIMS, Jammu University and at other autonomous bodies where due procedure wasn’t followed. No advertisements were made in different recruitments. Some big wigs who served as professors at Kashmir University have managed jobs for their kith and kins. We have requested the LG office to investigate it thoroughly,” said a candidate wishing not to be named.
According to sources, the LG office has taken a serious note of the issue and has assured justice.
“All those recruited illegally or through backdoor will be kicked out through the front door. There have been such recruitments in the past done by successive regimes. But we will scrutinize all the recruitments of the past 10 years,” said a top official.
The injustice wherever has happened will not be allowed to continue, he said.
It had been reported in the past that the then authorities in many districts like Pulwama, Budgam had violated norms and court orders only to accommodate blue eyed candidates.
According to the sources in the year 2014, the office of the Chief Education Officer Pulwama had advertised an interview notification in one of the daily local Urdu newspaper on 13 October, 2014.
Ironically, on the same date the interview was conducted to make things easier for the blue-eyed candidates leaving the eligible lot high and dry. It’s is an example of one such recruitment process, they said.
As per the norms, there should be minimum three days gap between the notification and the interview date. The then said officer has not only violated the norms but had even violated the court orders by keeping just 20 marks to the candidates for the interview instead of the notified 40 marks.