Govt jobs not available in markets, merit matters: CS

Says will get all dubious appointments probed by CBI

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta Monday said that there was no death of government jobs but such jobs aren’t available in “bazaars” while all dubious appointments will be probed by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

“There has been a buzz that government jobs aren’t available. The fact remains that jobs are available in various government departments but they aren’t available in bazaars. Appointments in government departments will be made on the basis of merit,” Mehta said while addressing a function at SKICC here regarding ‘Digitisation Week’.

He said that those having merit, will get government jobs for sure. “We will not hesitate to probe dubious appointments made in the past by the CBI,” the J&K Chief Secretary said. He said that government is focussing on digitisation of all formats and most of the jobs are being done through online mode and there is very less human interference.

Pertinently, the J&K government recently stated that the selection process for the recruitment of sub inspectors in J&K Police was cancelled and a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation has been recommended.

The announcement was made by the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha who stated that the government has recommended a CBI probe into the selection process. Taking to social media micro-blogging Twitter, the official Twitter handle of LG Sinha wrote: “JKP Sub-Inspector recruitment has been cancelled & a CBI probe has been recommended into selection process. Culprits will be brought to justice soon. It’s a first big step towards securing future of our youth & government will soon decide future course of action for fresh recruitment.”

The order had come after some aspirants had called the JK Police Recruitment exam a ‘fraud’ and ‘unfair’ following which the J&K administration has announced a time-bound probe by a committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, R K Goyal, into the allegations of fraud. (KNO)

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