Jun 15, 2024

Scam After Scam Halts Future Of Youth In Jammu And Kashmir

JKSSB also Known as Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board is the only government body which recruits candidates for almost all the Non-Gazetted vacancies in Jammu and Kashmir.

As of now Jammu and Kashmir has the 2nd highest unemployment rate in India, a report by Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) has pegged Jammu Kashmir’s employment rate at 32.8 percent marking a spike of nearly 12 percent against the month of July when the Unemployment rate had gone up to 20. 2 percent.

Youth in Jammu and Kashmir get very less opportunity of employment in any private sector, as the private sector lacks the assurity of jobs in J&K.

In June 2020, J&K Government Advertised 8575 Class IV(Level-2) Vacancies and the posts were referred to the JKSSB for recruitment, the exams for the same were conducted in March 2021. whereas the results were declared in June 2021 and after completing all the due processes 5006 candidates were offered Job letters in November 2021.

Meanwhile the rest of 3569 posts are still vacant, it has almost been 2 and half years since the posts were advertised and yet JKSSB has failed to conclude the Recruitment process, Class IV is a level-2 Job and guess what 400400 Candidates had applied for these Posts.

The Number completely shows the desperation among the youth of Jammu and Kashmir over unemployment.

Candidates protested from time-to-time infront of the authorities against delay in the selection process, whereas government has not given any answer to their queries.

What more heats up genuine candidates is the corruption which has led to revelation of Top Scams in the history of Jammu and Kashmir, first Sub-Inspector Recruitment came under scanner when JKSSB released the results it was seen that many of those candidates who couldn’t even score over 10 marks were among the Toppers in SI result.

Many candidates came to the roads and brought the issue of Scam in the eyes of Jammu and Kashmir LG Administration and demanded CBI probe, first everyone remained silent but when Protests heated up in each part of the UT, LG had no other option left other than calling CBI to investigate the matter.

The CBI investigation revealed that many candidates aspiring for the post of sub-inspector in the Jammu and Kashmir Police force paid between Rs 20 lakh and Rs 30 lakh as a bribe for their selection.

The CBI searched around 36 locations across four states. Residential and official premises of suspects in Jammu, Srinagar, Karnal, Mahendergarh, Rewari, Gandhidham, Delhi, Ghaziabad and Bangalore, including the premises of JKSSB’s former chairman, Khalid Jehangir, and then Controller of Examination Ashok Kumar were searched.

“Incriminating documents and digital evidence have so far been recovered in the searches,” the CBI said in a statement.

The agency had filed a case on August 3 at the request of the J&K government against 33 accused on allegations of irregularities in the written examination for the posts of sub-inspectors in the J&K Police.

The probe committee also found that an abnormally high percentage of selected candidates were from Jammu, Rajouri and Samba districts.

At the same time Youth demanded inquiry in the Finance Accounts Assistant results, and this time LG Administration accepted the demand and called the CBI for investigation.



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