The governor administration has cancelled the selection of candidates for 101 posts made in 2016 in Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) during PDP and BJP government after an inquiry report was submitted by the inquiry committee which probed the issue of illegal appointments.
Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce Navin Choudhary in a seven page order has cancelled the appointments made in 2017 for the advertisement notification issued in August 2016.
“All the selections made in the KVIB pursuant to advertisement notice No. KVIB/01 of 2016 dated 08.10.2016 are quashed/ cancelled,” the order says.
“The KVIB will provide opportunity of being heard to all candidates appointed to different category of posts pursuant to the advertisement notice dated 08.10.2016 and fulfill all formalities required under law before cancelling the appointment of these candidates,” the order reads further.
The KVIB appointments in 2016 during PDP-BJP coalition invited much attention after a PDP leader featured among the selected candidates for the post of Executive Officer.