SRINAGAR, AUGUST 08: In view of misinformation being spread through social networking sites regarding alleged discrimination to the candidates of Kashmir Province with regard to their representation in list of candidates shortlisted for viva-voce/Personality Assessment Test for the post of Sub Inspectors in J&K Police issued by the Police Recruitment Board on 07.08.2018, it is hereby clarified that a total number of 2181 candidates have been shortlisted for vivo-voce/Personality Assessment Test for the post of Sub Inspectors in J&K Police which is a state cadre post. Out of these 2181 candidates, 1525 candidates hail from Jammu Province and 656 candidates are from Kashmir Province. Baseless comments/queries are reportedly circulating among the public through social networking sites about the alleged discrimination to the candidates of Kashmir Province which is an intentional move to defame the credibility of entire recruitment process. It is worthwhile to mention here that the post of Sub Inspector in J&K Police is of state cadre post and a common state wide merit is to be drawn for the same. The written examination for the said post was a competitive examination conducted on OMR type answer sheet. The J&K Police has completely switched over to Transparent Recruitment Process (TRP). The current recruitment process is a technologically driven one with minimum human intervention.
To ensure transparency, the candidates were allowed to retain their question paper and carbon copy of OMR answer sheet after written examination and the answer key was uploaded later.
The number of candidates shortlisted from Jammu Province has been higher due to some additional categories in the Province. 243 candidates shortlisted under Scheduled Caste (SC) and Actual Line of Control (ALC) categories hail from Jammu Province whereas, no candidate has been shortlisted in these two categories from Kashmir Province. The shortlist has been prepared on the basis of merit obtained by these candidates in written examination drawn on the basis of computerized evaluation of OMR answer sheets by applying relevant answer key.
However, the final selection will be decided after the viva-voce/Personality Assessment Test. The reports regarding discrimination to the candidates of Kashmir province are baseless, fake, concocted, ill-intentioned and are as such hereby rebutted.