Jammu: The National Conference today urged J&K Governor N N Vohra to prevail upon the PDP-BJP government for withdrawing the state’s new recruitment policy.
In a memorandum presented to the Governor, a high-level delegation of National Conference leaders led by former Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rahter urged for the quashing of “the controversial and anti-youth new recruitment policy of the Jammu and Kashmir government”.
The government should rather undertake fast track recruitment under the provisions of J&K Civil Services Decentralization and Recruitment Act 2010, Rahter said.
The memorandum hit out at the coalition government for bypassing the well established mechanism of recruitment agencies like Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission and State Services Selection Board.
“It is a calculated move to undermine the constitutional role of institutions which is fraught with the danger of encouraging corruption, nepotism and exploitation of unemployed educated youth,” read the memorandum.
The National Conference termed the new policy as a “ploy to politicise the process of recruitment in a sensitive state like Jammu and Kashmir”, which has passed through the testing time in the past two-and-a-half decade.
“The young and enterprising unemployed educated youth have all the reasons to get disillusioned under this policy thus alienating them further from the mainstream. It is bound to encourage ‘pick and choose’ among job seekers, obviously in lieu of consideration and not necessarily as per their merit,” it said.
“This will also usurp the legitimate rights of talented ones and impact the government performance with lesser qualified people manning various positions,” it added.
The National Conference also pointed out the dicey future of those who may not find themselves in good books of their controlling officers.
“In such a scenario, what will be the fate of retrenched appointee, who may by then become over-aged for the government employment? The policy is therefore bound to cause frustration among the youth in a period of time,” Rahter said.
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