Omar to scarp ‘New Recruitment Policy’

Srinagar: As a step to regain lost grounds in the state following drubbing in parliamentary elections, National Conference working president and Chief Minister Omar AbdullahMonday announced to bring a proposal in the state cabinet on Wednesday for scrapping the “new recruitment policy” in the state.
“I’m bringing a proposal to the J&K Cabinet on Wednesday & I’m proposing scrapping the “New Recruitment Policy” with immediate effect,” Omar said in his tweet late Mondayevening.
This decision, he said, was based on feedback that he received from “countless youth spread across the length and breadth of the state over last the two days.”
“There will be similar corrective steps announced over the days & weeks ahead covering various facets of government services,” Omar said.
With NC drawing a blank in the Lok Sabha elections, Omar got “overwhelming” response from the people to email ID, giving reasons for the rejection of NC candidates including party president Farooq Abdullah.
“1700+ emails still to be read. I’ve read & acknowledged 100’s. Bear with me, I’ll read & acknowledge all,” Omar said in the first tweet message on Monday.
“Bear with me as it will take me a while to get through them all but I will acknowledge them all ASAP. You made the effort & I thank you. I’m deeply touched & humbled. 100’s of emails with amazing feedback & suggestions. I’m reading each one myself & responding to them,” he added.
“gupkar@gmail.com is my email. I’d like to hear from you as to the reasons for the enormous setback (the) NC has faced in these elections,” Omar had wrote on microblogging site twitter.com on Sunday.
While the NC lost all three Lok Sabha seats in Kashmir to arch rival People’s Democratic Party (PDP), its pre-poll ally Congress was routed by BJP on the other three seats in Jammu and Ladakh regions of the state.
Omar had said he has started introspection process following the electoral defeat but wanted to hear from people outside his party on how to make amends.