Srinagar: A day after reports attributed to the JK Governor about illegal recruitments in jobs in the JK Bank, the bank chairman said that there is no scope of tinkering with any selection list.
The Bank chairman Parvaiz Ahmad said that the Governor has been misquoted by the reports.
In a series of tweets, JK Bank Chairman said, “absolute transparency & fairness in the recruitment process. There is no scope of any tinkering in the merit list prepared by the reputed national level professional recruitment agency IBPS. Open to public scrutiny on this.”
“Comments of the Governor have been quoted out of context by a newspaper. 582 candidates have been appointed by clearing the waiting list from the previous recruitment process on account of vacancies arisen due to branch expansion in unbanked areas of J&K state,” he tweeted.
In yet another tweet, JK Bank Chairman said, “waiting list cleared as per the directions of the Governor as the candidates were on the verge of overage.”
In the interview to news channel Times Now, the Governor said 40 youth approached him saying they had cleared all examinations and figured in the selection list of Jammu and Kashmir but were replaced by relatives and workers of political parties.
“I called the Jammu and Kashmir Bank Chairman. He told me that the number was not 40 but all 582 youths recruited by the Bank had been replaced with the political appointees, recommended by the leaders from every constituency. I asked the Bank Chairman to give the youth their due. I also called the Finance Secretary and finally a resolution was adopted and all 582 candidates have been given appointment letters,” he said, adding if such a justice is done with the youth, there will be no stone pelters.