Srinagar, Mar 9: Police Monday flexed muscles on bank job aspirants who staged a peaceful sit-in protest outside Bank Corporate Headquarters in Kashmir capital Srinagar against the government decision to scrap list of 2018 batch JK Bank Probationary Officers and Banking Associates.
Pertinently, Jammu Kashmir Bank Bank conducted the tests in April 2019 for the posts of Bank Associate and Probationary Officer. Thousands of unemployed youth had applied for these posts that were notified by the Bank in 2019.
From past year, these aspirants who appeared in these tests after undergoing coaching, spending a lot of money were waiting for the results, but in a surprising move, the Jammu Kashmir administration recently scrapped the list of 2018 batch of both Probationary Officers and Banking Associates and directed Finance Department to advise JK Bank for initiating fresh recruitment for 250 PO and 1200 Banking Associates.
The decision of the government shocked the aspirants who in large number are continuously protesting outside Bank Corporate Headquarters in Srinagar. On Monday as well, these aspirants carrying placards sat outside ban headquarters to seek justice. They alleged that incumbent administration is playing with their careers and it is least bothered about them. “If various illegal infirmities had been pointed out in the ongoing recruitment process in Jammu Kashmir Bank as claimed by Principal Secretary Planning, Development and Monitoring, then why our times and money was wasted and why such a decision was not taken earlier,” said protesters to Kashmir News Trust.
They said that during the last recruitment process so much fraud surfaced but those who got job in the bank were not touched. “What about our time and money. Shall we have to pay the fee again? The government decision is shocking and it makes clear that corruption is deep rooted in the system,” they said
Police emerged on scene and flexed muscles on the protesters. Police lightly baton charged these protesting aspirants and several of them were detained.
Fayaz Ahmed, a protester alleged that he sustained injuries in his hand after police charged on them with canes.