SSB advertises posts with ‘flawed’ eligibility

Aspirants Want Board To Revisit Employment Policy


Srinagar, Jan 22: The eligibility criterion for various posts recently advertised by the Service Selection Board has drawn sharp criticism from different quarters. According to reports, highly qualified candidates are unable to apply for different vacancies owing to low minimum qualification sought for them.
 What is more worrying is that the basic qualification required for many posts is not in tandem with the courses taught in the state universities and other academic institutions.
 For instance, the SSB vide notification No 03 of 2012 dated 28-12-2012 invited applications for the post of Junior Physiotherapist in the Health and Medical Education Department with qualification as 10+2 with diploma in Physiotherapy. It has, however, deprived hundreds of graduates and postgraduate students from various professional universities from applying for the posts owing to low basic qualification fixed for the post.
 Similarly for the posts of CSSD/ Senior Sterilization Technicians, the SSB has fixed basic eligibility as ‘Medical Assistant and Pharmacist diploma holders’. This, however, is again depriving many candidates from applying for the posts as they hold a much higher degree than sought by them.
 According the aspirants, the SSB must revisit the eligibility criterion and make it in accordance with the courses taught in the State academic institutions. “The government should frame the employment policy in accordance with the courses taught in the State. What is the fun of fixing diploma as eligibility when we have postgraduate students available,” said a group of candidates.
 When contacted, the SSB chairman Muhammad Afzal Bhat said: “This is a genuine problem but candidates who cannot apply should approach the concerned department for which the posts were advertised.”
 “SSRB has nothing to do with the eligibility criterion which is essentially the domain of the referring departments,” he said.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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