New recruitment system remains non-starter
Administrative Deptts, recruitment agencies reluctant
Jammu, July 8: Uniform Written Test proposed by the state government to bring “more transparency” in the recruitment process remained a non-starter with recruiting agency reluctant to switch over to the new system.
The Government of Jammu and Kashmir had asked the recruitment agencies to dispense the present method and adopt uniform mechanism of recruitment by holding written test for all kinds of posts to be filled by Service Selection Boar, Public Service Commission or any other recruitment agency.
Reliable sources informed that in Government Order No. 252-HE of 2012 Dated 30-05-2012 was notified in this regard to obviate the possibility of litigation by the aspirants.
The order was notified in wake of increasing complaints pouring in continuously over validity of degrees obtained through ‘distance mode’ from study centers of various state universities (of other states) and alleged favouritism in interviews.
Sources said that the new system proposed by the government remained a non-starter and none of the recruitment agency has amended its rule, required for the purpose, as of now.
Secretary Service Selection Recruitment Board (SSRB) Imam Din acknowledged that the new system has been proposed by the government. He, however, said that the government departments, as per the order, have to amend its rules before referring the posts to the Board for recruitment.
Chairman Public Service Commission (PSC) S L Bhat, however, expressed his ignorance about any such order passed by the government.
The order passed by the state cabinet says, “The present system of screening for the purpose of short listing being adopted by the recruiting agencies wherein recruitment is made by giving weightage to the performance in the academic examinations should be dispensed with and the Services Selection Board or for that matter any authority including Public Service Commission with the responsibility to make selection for any office or the post under the state shall hold a uniform written test for all the eligible aspirants for advertised post(s)”.
The marks obtained in this written examination, it said, shall be taken into account for making selections. “Where the response to an advertisement notice is enormous, the recruitment agencies including Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission shall go in for a uniform screening test to shortlist the candidates for the written examination and subsequently make the selections as per the procedure laid down”.
“However, the candidates having qualified NET/SLET or and having acquired Ph.D. shall be exempted from appearing in screening test and written test where qualification proscribed is NET/SLET or Ph.D”, it added.
The administrative departments have been asked to incorporate the recommendations in the relevant recruitment rules. The examination rules shall be changed by the recruiting agencies, it adds.
It is pertinent to mention here that high level committee led by the Chief Secretary had submitted its report to the state government about a year back favouring the introduction of the new entrance test system so as to bring more transparency in the recruitment process.
If sources are to be believed the proposal was facing the delay at the administrative level as some official have expressed dismay over the recommendations of the Committee.
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