‘Influence, approach, no longer the criteria’
SRINAGAR, Mar 13: Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday said all the complaints received with regard to J&K Services Selection Board (JKSSB) have been strictly dealt with, and the matter stands handed over to the CBI.
Taking a dig at successive regimes that ruled J&K for the past many decades, LG Sinha said that those who gave jobs to terrorists and their family members have no right to talk about “fair recruitment.”
Addressing a function regarding laying of foundation stones of various projects related to Jammu Smart City at Jammu Convention Centre, LG Sinha said that many people don’t want fair recruitment to take place in the UT. “Those who gave jobs to terrorists and their family members are raising figures at the ongoing recruitment processes. These people have no right to do so,” the LG said, adding that “one lakh backdoor appointments were made by these people due to which it is becoming difficult to run the administration.”
The LG said that the SSB recruitment issue was raised and complaints were found true after which the administration handed over the case to the country’s premier investigating agency—CBI. “CBI is still probing the case and so far many arrests have been made. No matter how influential the people involved in the fake recruitments and irregularities, they won’t be spared at all,” he said.
He said that people should remain assured that strict action will be taken against those who are found in irregularities or any other misconduct in the SSB exams.
He said a series of developmental projects are being taken up in Jammu under the Smart City Project. “The face of Jammu will change and the people of Jammu will feel a great and big change in the days and months ahead. The life of Jammuites will be made safe, secure and hassle free through the huge developmental activities that are under way at present,” he said
He said those involved in the scams, despite being powerful, will be punished, under law and action will be taken against those involved in such crimes.
The LG said there is a deliberate attempt to stop the recruitment process, but this will not happen as all those behind such nefarious designs will fail. He said in the past three years, around 30,000 youth from Jammu and Kashmir union territory have been provided with jobs.
He said the UT government is committed to providing jobs to 12000 youth in the year 2023. He said the days are gone when jobs were being sold in shops and the people with approach to the echelons of power were given positions; those days are over now, and he appeals to the people to come forward with information about anyone involved in any wrongdoing, and strict action will be taken.
Suhail Khan is a filmmaker, content writer, and freelance journalist.