Srinagar: Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (PSC) Latief-u-Zaman Deva has said that JK PSC has not recommended anyone without qualifying combined services examination as reported in a section of media.
“The public service commission has not recommended anyone for combined services (KAS) without qualifying. A media report which has said that one particular person has been recommended without qualifying by JK PSC is totally baseless and just a figment of imagination,” Deva said.
Pertinently the media reports quoted Governor Satya Pal Malik saying that an individual has been selected for KAS without even appearing in the said exam.
In the interview to news channel Times Now, the Governor also 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.
The Bank chairman Parvaiz Ahmad however 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.”
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) questioned Malik over his recent allegations, stating that the governor’s frequent remarks end up defaming Kashmiris and vital institutions of the state and for him every Kashmiri is a thief.
Senior PDP leader and former minister Naeem Akhtar said in a statement that it is regrettable that the Governor should go to every channel and every newspaper about whatever he hears in the discharge of his duty and apparently without verifying facts, he is making general comments.