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JAMMU: Hailing the termination of 27 political appointees of the erstwhile BJP-PDP Govt as Chairpersons/Vice Chairpersons Of PSUs and Boards, Harsh Dev Singh, Chairman JKNPP, on Thursday appealed to the Governor to move a step further and to reconstitute the recruitment agencies of the State including PSC and SSB.
With political considerations having weighed heavily in the constitution of the existing recruitment bodies as well by the previous political regime, their re-constitution had also become imperative. He was addressing a press conference here.
Pointing towards the multifarious protests and demonstrations held during the last three and a half years against the PSC and SSB, Singh said that the people in general and educated youth in particular seemed to have lost faith in the existing PSC and SSB.
The publication of almost every list by PSC in the past evoked immense criticism with educated youth taking to streets to ventilate their anger and disgust with such selections.
Several cases of bias and irregularities appeared in the media on almost day to day basis with none to take cognisance in the previous regime, lamented Harsh.
He said that the members of the said recruitment bodies having been nominated by the PDP and BJP, there was none to respond to shrill cries educated youth who alleged massive irregularities and violations of norms in almost all selections besides numerous complaints of favouritism and nepotism.
Harsh said that the youth of Jammu region faced the most hostile discrimination with their share having been abysmally reduced to an all time low during the BJP-PDP dispensation.
He said that with immensely marginalised Jammu youth, their negligible share in PSC selections became the main reason for student and youth unrest in Jammu.
Urging upon the Governor to ensure transparency and impartiality in the working of PSC and SSB, Singh said that it could be possible only by a complete revamp and reconstitution of the said bodies.
He said that the growing unrest and alienation among youth could largely be attributed to corruption plagued system, loss of faith in govt agencies and justice denied.
He said an accountable and transparent system was the best bet for restoration of peace, normalcy and goodwill. He said that for the confidence of the youth to be restored in the system, the impartiality of recruitment agencies needed to be ensured on priority.
And for this the PSC and SSB need to be reconstituted and interviews for all class-III and class-IV posts abolished, maintained Singh.
Gagan Partap Singh State Secretary JKNPP and Sukhjit Singh Senior leader Panthers Party were also present in the press conference.
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