Jammu, November 3: Around 85,000 candidates applied for about 1500 posts in the several government departments in 2008 out of which 62,000 were found eligible to appear in the written test. Now,
after a deep slumber of seven years, JKSSB has issued the notification to conduct written test in order to initiate the selection process.
The admit cards have been issued to 62,000 candidates and the written test is scheduled to be held across Jammu and Kashmir on November 8. The candidates selected through written test will have to pass through a rounds of interview to get selected for the vacant post.
This revelation has reflected the inabilities of both the successive state governments and the board authorities who failed to complete the selection process within the appropriate time.
On June 30, the state government accorded sanction to the adoption of fast-track recruitment policy for making recruitment to government departments. As per rules, all non-gazetted posts would be filled on a fast-track basis within four months. But the Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection board advertised only 3,750 posts against 4,313 referred to the board by various government departments in the last four months. The selection process was likely to be completed by December.
There are nearly 2,500 posts lying vacant in the State’s Education Department which is yet to be referred to JKSSB. Apart from this, there are around 7,000 non-gazetted vacancies available in various departments at present which as per rules need to be filled under the fast-track recruitment process.
As per SA Raina, JKSSB Secretary, the department has advertised all the posts referred to it by various government sectors. The Education Department is yet to refer nearly 2,500 posts to the board and all remaining posts will be advertised after the Education Department refers its posts to the board. Before that, the board cannot do anything.