SRINAGAR: J&K Bank job aspirants on Friday staged a protest against the decision of scrapping of recruitment process of 1250 posts, calling it “injustice and illegal”. Aggrieved protesters assembled outside the J*K Bank’s headquarters here and staged a protest and termed the decision as an act that is no less than taking the carriers of the youth for granted. The decision of scrapping the recruitment of J&K Bank Probationary Officers and Banking Associates post was taken after the aspirants had gone through recruitment process for more than one-and-half years. Full written exam of banking associates was taken, while prelims and main for the post of PO were also held. Kashmir Reader has learnt that the posts were scrapped after the traditional method of bank’s recruitment was put under question by a section of Jammu based aspirants. The aspirants, who had strong lobbying from a section of BJP leaders, wanted recruitment not to happen on district wise quota basis. The change, according to them, gave them a change to more share from the jobs. Amin Gulati, an aggrieved protestor, said that the logic of scrapping the posts when the recruitment was about to be complete, shows how indecisive the government is about its own polices. According to him, the government should have changed the bank’s method of recruitment before starting the process, not at the end of it. “Letting us go for nearly one-and-half- Yyears has wasted our time and energy. This is ridiculous. We are not against at any change, but against the timing and manner in which it was done,” he said. President J&K Bank’s Corporate Communication Ghulam Nabi Teli told Kashmir Reader that bank will come up with a statement about the issue at an appropriate time. “I can’t say anything about it as of now,” he said. The move has come after the bank’s recruitment of previous posts were also questioned, its former chairman was removed and questioned.
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