Candidates allege scam in FCSCA shortlist in Bandipora

Candidates allege scam in FCSCA shortlist in Bandipora
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Say kin of employees short-listed on forged documents

Bandipora: Candidates dropped from a short list for Class for IV jobs by Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCSCA) department in Bandipora have alleged that some employees of the department have managed to get their kin into the shortlist by forging certificates, and bribing officials.
The candidates have written a letter to Governor Satya Pal Malik, citing alleged instances, where the marks shown against the candidates don’t tally with their actual marks, “as verified from the Board of School Education”.
The FCSCA had advertised various posts under class IV category in the district through a notice dated 21-10-2017, which the candidates said attracted massive response from the unemployed youth.
The letter addressed to Governor alleges that the department “unduly delayed the selection process to favour blue-eyed candidates who were their kin”.
The shortlist was made public on February 8 this year.
The letter has named three employees, whose kin have figured in the list, allegedly through forged documents.
The daughter of one employee at Bandipora granary figuring at serial number 34 in the shortlist, the letter said, has provided forged marks certificates of 10th and 12th.
According to the “tampered certificate”, she has secured 405/500 in 10th class, and 629/750 ion 12th. However, the candidates said, that as per the board verification she had secured 261/500 in 10th under roll number 405505 biannual 2008, 333/750 in 12th.
Another employee at the granary, they said, has managed to get her wife short listed on forged documents.
Figuring at serial number 2 (for Kandaman) she is said to have scored 336/500 in class 10th, and 403/750 in 12th.
However, the letter alleges that according to Board verification, she had secured 185/500 marks in class 10 under roll 345230, in 2005, and 297/750 in class 12 roll no 404455 in annual session 2008.
The third candidate in question is brother of another employee, who the letter alleged has also produced forged documents. According to the list he has scored 420/500 in class 10, and 393/500 in class 12.
However, the letter alleges, the candidate figuring at serial 31 (for depot asstt) has secured only 359/500 marks under roll no 418244 annual 2011, in class 10 and 295/500 under roll no 402251, annual 2013 in class 12.
The aggrieved candidates are demanding inquiry and action as “such corruption can lead to the selection of non-deserving candidates while the deserving were beating the dust due to gross injustice who are left frustrated”.
They also alleged that some officials along with the staff assigned for selection process have taken bribe of “rupees 4-5 lacs per head” for selecting the mentioned candidates.
Further the letter said, “the assistant director is well aware of the corruption and is encouraging and influencing the fake recruitment process”.
Director FCSCA Qasim Ahmad told Kashmir Reader that the selection process was not finalised yet.
“It is still a long due process wherein interviews will be conducted and after that if there are complaints against any candidate that will also be looked into and the final selection list will be only made after proper verification of marks certificates which will be open for public on our website, so allegations of corruption as of now are not valid as the process is still immature,” he said.