‘Chaos in JKPSC, nepotism, recruitment scams order of the day
Srinagar, Mar 14: Youth National Conference on Wednesday expressed serious concern over the ensuing chaos and mismanagement at the J&K Public Service Commission and said the Government’s incompetence was destroying the future of the State’s youth.
In a joint statement issued from Party Headquarters in Srinagar, YNC Provincial President Jammu Ajaz Jan and YNC Provincial President Kashmir Salman Ali Sagar said the PDP-BJP Government was deriving sadistic pleasure out of tormenting the hardworking youth of the State while they were busy appointing their own kith and kin through the backdoor in various government departments and public institutions.
“The quashing of the KAS Main Exams by the Honorable Court has yet again proven how the chaotic, arbitrary and anti-youth policies of the Government are wreaking havoc with the future of the youth. Earlier directions from the Honorable Courts were not adhered to by the Commission despite repeated pleas by the aspirants. Apprehensions were raised that the Commission, under political influence and pressure, was violating the directions of the Court and also creating a situation of opacity to benefit a pre-chosen group of blue-eyed kith and kin of the ruling dispensation. Today, these apprehensions are proving to be true and this is an alarming situation”, the YNC Provincial Presidents of Kashmir and Jammu said in their joint statement.
The YNC Provincial Presidents said similar red-flags were raised about the incompetence of the Government and the state of chaos in the JKPSC when wrong papers were handed out during examinations for the Management paper.
“The functioning of the JKPSC has been a matter of grave concern for more than a couple of years now and the Chief Minister has chosen to turn a blind eye towards this crisis of her making. Either she is personally involved in rendering our autonomous recruitment commissions defunct in order to facilitate the nepotism that PDP has been exposed for or she has failed to understand the gravity of the issue. In either case, it is a loud and clear indictment of the Chief Minister”, the joint statement further added.
Lashing out at the Chief Minister and the PDP-BJP Government for eroding the autonomy of the State’s institutions, the YNC Provincial Presidents and Party Leaders said transparency had been the biggest casualty of these machinations.
“From KVIB, to J&K Bank, to ICDS in the Social Welfare Department to the confusion and mismanagement in the Service Selection Board (SSB) – the State Government has left no stone unturned to persecute meritorious, hard-working youth who aspired for dignified employment and have been left hopeless, dejected and disenchanted. This has further compounded the sense of despondency and alienation on the ground. While the Chief Minister and her Ministers and the legislators of the ruling alliance are busy accommodating their kith and kin in government departments and schemes, the youth of the State is being pushed into a corner”, they added. (KNS)