Police refute recruitment discrimination allegations

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SRINAGAR: A Police statement issued here on Wednesday refuted the allegations
‘Spread through social networking sites regarding discrimination to the candidates of Kashmir Province with regard to their representation in list of candidates shortlisted for viva-voce/Personality Assessment Test for the post of Sub Inspectors.’
The statement said a total number of 2181 candidates have been shortlisted for vivo-voce/personality assessment test for the post of Sub Inspectors which is a state cadre post. Out of these 2181 candidates, 1525 candidates hail from Jammu Province and 656 candidates are from Kashmir Province.
“Baseless comments/queries are reportedly circulating among the public through social networking sites about the alleged discrimination to the candidates of Kashmir Province which is an intentional move to defame the credibility of entire recruitment process,” statement said.
“The written examination for the said post was a competitive examination conducted on OMR type answer sheet. The J&K Police has completely switched over to Transparent Recruitment Process (TRP). The current recruitment process is a technologically driven one with minimum human intervention. To ensure transparency, the candidates were allowed to retain their question paper and carbon copy of OMR answer sheet after written examination and the answer key was uploaded later,” statement reads.
The number of candidates shortlisted from Jammu Province has been higher due to some additional categories in the Province. 243 candidates shortlisted under Scheduled Caste (SC) and Actual Line of Control (ALC) categories hail from Jammu Province whereas, no candidate has been shortlisted in these two categories from Kashmir Province, statement said.
The shortlist has been prepared on the basis of merit obtained by these candidates in written examination drawn on the basis of computerized evaluation of OMR answer sheets by applying relevant answer key, statement added.