Encouraged by the frank speak of Governor Satya Pal Malik about the complaints being received by him over blatant nepotism and corruption in recruitment in various services and categories of employment by various designated agencies, educated employed are raising the pitch for high level probe. Rued over denial of opportunity, despite their merit and suitability, the Jammu youth particularly feels let down and deprived.
The issue of corruption has also become a buzz word on social media and public debates with people seeking enforcement of accountability and transparency in the functioning of the administration.
Sohail Malik, a student activist said, “There are talks on corruption but no action. People of the State are fed up with the increasing corruption and nepotism in government departments. Peer Panjal region is also crumbling under this cancerous disease with no office immune from it. In 21st Century where rest of the country is heading towards new heights of development people of this region are struggling and battling hard for their first generation rights. Corruption in departments and work done mostly on papers have added lot of sufferings and put this region back in dark ages. Governor should focus on this region for the development of people. We have high hopes on him”, he asserted.
Ravi Kumar, a private employee said, “It is very shocking that such scams are done at such high levels and deserving candidates are betrayed. Our State is a sensitive State and already youth is fighting a war against unemployment and terrorism. It is grave injustice with all those candidates who work hard to clear examinations. But now with Governor S.P Malik making such big revelation; we hope that he will probe all the recruitments made through illegal procedures and will do justice with the youth.”
Shapath Mahajan, a student said, “I have become a fan of Governor. He is the need of the hour. I believe if we really want to develop our State and make government officials accountable we all need to support him. I appreciate his daring act and for bringing out the truth. I believe such steps will help curb the menace of corruption in State. We have high hopes on Governor that he would make our State corruption free and scam free.”
Vikas Singh Charak, an educationist from Old Satwari applauded the straightforward approach of Governor Satya Pal Malik in exposing the rampant corruption prevalent in J&K putting many of those sitting at helm in a dicey situation as their future prospects are now hanging in lull and they are keenly observing the moves of Governor to forestall and safeguard their positions which have become most awkward after the exposure made by none other than the head of the State.
He said that the exposure of backdoor appointments and flaws of employees’ insurance scheme is just a tip of an iceberg. “If the Governor continues with his stride to uncover wrongdoings present in the system in J&K, a voluminous account will surely come to fore and many of those manning prime posts shall be in dock”, he maintained.
Vikas demanded that all the incriminating revelations by the Governor should now be probed to wipe out corrupt and wrong doers. He praised Governor for initiating this sort of tirade against corrupt and also reposed faith in his leadership. “Soon J&K will see the dawn with complete eradication of corruption and prevalence of justice and youth empowerment”, he anticipated.
Kanwal Singh, KAS aspirant said corruption is the result of people’s subtle surrender before this curse and for years we have been mute spectators to this deep rooted menace, nepotism and favouritism in the State.
He applauded the Governor for taking cognisance of the deep-rooted corruption in the State. “I feel the worst affected is the youth.
The backdoor appointments made into various gazetted and non-gazetted posts have alienated the deserving candidates from the mainstream.
The revelation by Governor has shaken the ground beneath many. Moreover, KAS 2016 exam was challenged in Court because of discrepancies in the answer keys which resulted in a delay of more than two years.
Also, the recent adoption of new Union Public Service Commission pattern by J&K Public Service Commission was done in an unphased manner and around 8,000 KAS 2016 Mains aspirants were forced to prepare for two exams simultaneously.
Power corrupts but absolute power corrupts absolutely. I appeal to the Governor to intervene in this matter and a high level enquiry should be initiated.
The youth have lost trust in these recruitment institutions and it can only be restored by an impartial enquiry”, he maintained.
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