Public (Dis)service Commission

Of PSC and the anomalies thereof



The holy book of democracy known as constitution is turning out to be the most unholy day by day. Its organs are not only failing to discharge duties but are shocking the citizens.
Under Section 133 of the J&K Constitution Public Service Commission is a constitutional authority which should carry its weight in all sections of the society as far as its impartiality and transparency is concerned to instill confidence in the people for whom it has been created and after Judiciary should command the highest respect. Though many voices have been raised for the last many years about its doubtful functions in many respects but no serious note has been taken by any authority to look into the matter to check the loopholes of its functioning. This is the organization for recruiting the officers of gazetted posts upon which the edifice of the administration rests to run the affairs of the State. When any officer is appointed on extraneous considerations himself how do we expect him to be honest while discharging his duties as a responsible officer hence when base is favored on corruption the building is bound to come up as most corrupt.
Many people had complained earlier that the honesty and fairness is lacking in the Commission and appointments are not being made on the basis of pure merit but people at the helm of affairs have not taken any serious note of such complaints to check the menace. The situation has now come to a blind end when non else than one of its own members namely Mr.Javeed Makhdoomi has taken the lid off to expose publicly as to what is happening in the said Commission. The leakage has come in the media which was not only shocking and surprising to know do we trust this body for fair selection on merit basis in Gazetted services. What about those who burn their midnight oil to earn a post on merit basis. If posts are on sale why study and work hard.
How the constitutional body  like J&K Public Service Commission has been exposed by one of its responsible members that too publicly has come to surface now throughout country. While believing the said statement of the honorable member it hardly needs any evidence any more to known the truth as to how worst is the functioning of the Commission. Had we been governed by any dictator or a king very serious note would have been taken of this bungling and many heads would have started rolling but hats of to democracy which swallows anything and every thing.The million dollar questions are ;
Will any one look into the grave and serious allegations leveled against the commission by one of its own members whose reliability can not be doubted being himself part of the same set up with only one question mark why disclosure was made so late.?
Will the injustice done to those who could not pay or yield any influence for getting selected be redressed? Will the selections made on corrupt or extraneous considerations be thoroughly probed and cancelled once proved? Will the guilty after through enquiry be punished? Will the dirt be swallowed like a dish as usual by our rulers?

All these questions demand an answer.
(B.A.Bashir  is  a Sr. Advocate. Feedback at:

Lastupdate on : Sun, 6 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 6 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 7 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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