Says his degree points not included in total score
Budgam: A day after the selection list of Rehbar-E-Khael was announced, a candidate here in Narbal zone in central Kashmir’s Budgam district has accused the selection committee of gross negligence and favouritism.
The candidate, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, hailing from Batpora Kanihama, alleged that the recruitment committee has not taken into consideration his degree score in the selection list released a day before. Mir said that while other candidates have been awarded the genuine points for their degrees they have not added the points for his doctorate degree in the total score, pushing him out of the merit list.
He said that despite having shown the PhD degree certificate to the selection committee, “they have deliberately missed to add it in final list, for the sake of their personal benefits”.
“I am the lone candidate in my zone having doctorate degree in Physical Education, rest have either masters or bachelors, despite that I have been pushed out of the selection list. If this isn’t gross negligence and favouritism then what else can I say about this?” Mir said.
Moreover Mir added, “I secured 55.39 points in the written test. In final selection list, the topper has 67 points and the cut points are fifty seven (57). I have also gained not less than ten marks in interview, so it becomes 65.39 in aggregate, hence I must be in anyways.”
Mir said he contacted the Chairman of Sports Council Budgam, Balbir Singh, to register a complaint.
“He (Singh) admitted the fault of committee and asked me to file the representations in his office,” Mir said, adding that when he went to submit representation before the committee, they admitted the lapse, but said that they will have a meeting on the issue.
Mir however is apprehensive, as the selection list is already out.
“It seems difficult as the merit list is already out and the candidates have been asked to submit documents.”
Singh, when contacted by Kashmir Reader, said he was busy in a meeting. He did not respond to repeated calls thereafter.