Absurd it may seem, but it is true. The Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board (JKSSB), has failed to complete the recruitment process for 205 posts referred to it by the information department in 2005.
“Since 2005 Information Department has referred 205 posts under different categories to SSB, out of which selection process of 49 has been completed, while the process for the rest 156 is pending,” this was revealed in an official handout issued here today after Minister for FCS&CA and Information Department Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali had called a meeting of officials of the JKSSB .
Likewise, the concerned officers from FCS&CA revealed that the selection process of 233 posts referred to the board is yet to be initiated. 14 posts of LMD are also pending with SSB for the selection, the meeting was informed.
Expressing concern over the inordinate delay in the selection process, the Minister said the present Government had strengthened the JKSSB to expedite the selection process of referred posts.
Expressing dismay over the delay in completing the recruitment process, the Minister said despite getting all the Government support, the delay in selection by JKSSB is unwarranted. He said such delays put a question mark on the functioning of entire recruitment system.
Asking JKSSB to expedite the recruitment process, the Minister said there are many unemployed youth whose career gets adversely affected due to delay in the selection process. Quoting some examples, the Minister said there are some, especially girls whose marriages got delayed for want of job. Zulfkar Ali said as a responsible body it is imperative that the JKSSB expedites the selection of the referred posts.
The Minister directed the concerned heads of Information, FCS&CA and LMD to designate a nodal officer from their respective departments who will coordinate with JKSSB so that the referred posts are filled within the stipulated time.
He also directed that the respective departmental boards of Information, FCS&CA and LMD would complete the recruitment of various posts mainly class forth, which they are authorized to do, within a period of 45 days.