Dropped candidates accuse JKSSB of omitting vital points in teacher list

Dropped candidates accuse JKSSB of omitting vital points in teacher list
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Irshad Khan

Srinagar: Several candidates dropped from the provisional list of General Line Teacher (GLT) posts issued by the the J&K Services Selection Board (JKSSB) Saturday have alleged that the Board has deprived them of vital five points against their B.Ed degrees, due to which they are out of the list.
Earlier candidates for Urdu teacher posts issued by the Board some time back had also alleged that the JKSSB has deprived them of points against B.Ed degree.
The recruitment agency, however, blamed the candidates for negligence.
The JKSSB Saturday issued the provisional shortlist for the GLT posts, the written test for which was held on 13th, 20th and 27th May this year.
Shabir, an aggrieved candidate from Baramulla said that the board has awarded him five points for Masters of Education (M.Ed) but deprived him of “crucial five points” due to which he was “out of the GLT merit list.
“Had the JKSSB added the five points of B.Ed to my score” Shabir said. “I would figure in the waiting list.”
“But, currently, I am out of even the merit list that the board issued on Saturday,” he said.
Samiullah Manzoor , another aggrieved candidate also complained about the JKSSB depriving him of the five points for B Ed degree.
“Although the board has added the five points for M Ed, but they have deprived me of five points for B Ed,” Manzoor said.
He said that the JKSSB had pushed him out of the merit list of the GLT.
“The cut off score for open merit category under which I have applied is 61, but I have got a decimal over 60 as the JKSSB has not added the 5 points for my B Ed degree,” he said.
“I should have been awarded 12 points for the academic qualification, but I have been given just seven,” added Manzoor.
“I figure at serial number 160 in the merit list while as the posts for the OM category in the district are only 91,” said Manzoor.
Chairman JKSSB, Zubair Ahmad told Kashmir Reader that the candidates had “not included” their B.Ed degrees at the time of online submission of their application forms.
“Despite the advertisement clearly stipulating that the candidates who do not indicate the details of additional qualifications in their application forms cannot claim their weightage later,” Zubair said.
He, however, added that the board had “requested the GAD to advise us in consultation with the Law Department” over the matter.
Earlier, scores of candidates who had appeared in the written test for Urdu teacher posts had also alleged that the JKSSB by not awarding them the five points for B Ed, “pushed them out of the merit list”.