Urges governor to withdraw the illegal dictate
Appeals governor to maintain dignity and sanctity of his chair
Srinagar, 14 May: Expressing solidarity with Probationary Officer aspirants of J&K Bank, AIP President Er. Rasheed has asked Governor Mr. Satpal Malik to respect the dignity and sanctity of the chair he is holding. While joining peaceful protest with the aspirants outside JK Bank corporate office in Srinagar today Er. Rasheed demanded withdrawal of the direction passed by Governor to JK Bank authorities asking to have a uniform cut off in the merit list for appointing PO’s.
Er. Rasheed while talking to media said “It is unconstitutional to change the norms in the middle of recruitment process. By compelling bank authorities to do so governor has not only violated Supreme Court ruling but has also shown his biased attitude towards aspirants of Kashmir region, which is disgusting and unacceptable.
How can Mr. Malik justify the act simply because BJP and few other forces wrote him a letter as if he was distributing some charity to Kashmiris. Those crying about Kashmir division getting a low cut off in the merit list should answer why they kept mum when in the recruitments of sub-inspectors, doctors, Judges and accounts officers similar procedure was adopted and Kashmiris despite having high merit could not make it in desired numbers because of the set norms”.
Er. Rasheed appealed governor to discharge his duties without taking sides and asked him to uphold the dignity of the highest post he is occupying. Er. Rasheed urged Governor to ensure justice and not compel JK Bank to deprive desired aspirants from their legal right by turning district cadre posts into state cadre posts in the midway of recruitment process.