SRINAGAR: The hoardings of a shady job providing company continue to remain on display on the Baramulla – Srinagar highway despite people highlighting the dubious claims of the company. The company known as Vista Group had advertised jobs in various services in Srinagar and abroad with front page ads in the leading dailies during October 2016 when Kashmir was going through unrest after Burhan Wani’s killing.
Various individuals and groups expressed doubts over the credentials of the company prompting the deputy commissioner of Srinagar to intervene in the matter. The magistrate ordered to seal the office of the company. However, six months after the action was taken against the shady company, the illegal hoardings still glare at vintage points on Uri- Srinagar highway near Baramulla. The larger hoardings are on the either side of the flood channel near Azad Colony Bridge at Singhpora in Baramulla some 30 kilometers from Srinagar.
The district administration in Baramulla feigned ignorance about the presence of dubious hoardings.
Chief executive officer of Baramulla Municipal committee (BMC) said that such hoardings would be pulled down. “Nobody came forward with any complaint. If we find such hoardings, we will pull them down,” he said.
On October 26 last year, the Vista Group, claiming to serve 360 businesses worldwide announced a mega recruitment drive inviting applications for 631 posts in companies based in various Indian states.
The company charged Rs 550 for each application. However, the ads created doubts among the authorities prompting an investigation. It was found that there were no original registered documents of the company and its website had registered its domain name only 20 days before but claimed the company was nine years old.
After finding irrelevance the government had frozen the bank accounts of the company and sealed it’s office at Wazirbagh in Srinagar.
“The company head provided fake documents so we had to seal the company” SDM Srinagar told Kashmir Reader.