Jammu & Kashmir
Protests over hiring of blacklisted company: JKSSB says no ‘compromise on transparency, merit’
As protest over hiring of blacklisted company APTECH Limited by Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) for the conduct of computer-based written tests continue, the selection body on Friday said that there will be no compromise on transparency and merit.
“The board is very much aware of your concerns and all efforts will be made to conduct exams in a fair, transparent and secure manner. Do not pay heed to rumour mongers and those with ulterior motives, who are only here to disrupt the processes,” JKSSB chairman Rajesh Sharma said.
“Justice will be ensured. Youth’s ability and merit will be respected and strict action will be taken against all those elements who are trying to harm the future of meritorious aspirants,” he said.
Allaying apprehensions on the hiring of APTECH Limited, he said the agency is not blacklisted as on date, though it was blacklisted in Uttar Pradesh in May 2019 for a period of three years that expired in May 2022.
Earlier, massive protest were witnessed in both Jammu and Kashmir against the administration for hiring the tainted company.