Modify recruitment process: House Panel to Govt
Srinagar, Apr 22: Terming contractual and temporary engagements as “exploitation” of qualified candidates, the panel of Legislative Assembly on subordinate legislation has recommended overhauling of selection pattern for non-gazetted cadre posts and upgradation of departmental recruitment rules in accordance with the latest educational qualifications.
Suggesting major changes in recruitment process, the panel has called for three tier pattern of examination/screening, written and viva-voice-for non-gazetted cadre posts for which selection process is done by Services Selection Board (SSB).
Asking for doing away with the contractual appointments, the report of the panel, a copy which is lying with this newspaper, reads; “The contractual/temporary appointments should be stopped as screening was not done properly in these cases. It was exploitation of qualified candidates and has been many a times misused by appointees.”
While asking for revising and critically examining Rehbar-e-Taleem policy for “effective improvement” in the education system, the report says that “whenever education department refers any post to recruitment agency, they must give the details of subject-wise requirement of teachers.”
In the wake of widespread criticism of “obsolete” Departmental Recruitment Rules, the panel has proposed that recruitment rules should be framed in sync with higher educational qualifications.
“Amendment/ upgradation in recruitment rules as per upgraded and latest qualification and degree courses instead of 1-year/ 2-year year diploma’s require to be made by all the departments after revisiting recruitment rules to accelerate the selection process,” it reads.
Pertinently, educational qualifications prescribed for various posts advertised by SSB are very low due to outdated departmental recruitment rules in vogue here.
What is more worrying, the basic qualification required for the some of the jobs is not in tandem with the courses being taught in the varsities of state.
The report adds that “reservation for Actual Line of Control category in some districts where no area has been declared as ALC also needs to be looked into so that these posts can be utilized under the Reservation Act in those districts.”
While observing that some universities were awarding high percentage of marks to students, the committee stresses for safeguarding the interests of students of Kashmir and Jammu University. It says that solution needs to be found to this problem “so that meritorious students of Kashmir and Jammu Universities should not suffer on that account”.
The recommendation comes at a time when the issue has generated widespread concern in JK as students of non-local varsities manage to get jobs on account of their high grades. While students of the state hardly manage to get 50-60 percentage marks in their degree and post-degree courses, but those studying in shoddy “varsities” outside the state, fetch above 90 percent marks in their respective courses.
Pointing out loopholes in the recruitment procedure, the panel says that there was greater scope of “unnecessary” and “unwarranted” litigations in absence of lucid and foolproof recruitment rules.
Pertinently, the panel on subordinate legislations was headed by Member Assembly Kulgam Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami.
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