LG orders probe into SI selection process; assures fresh recruitment if irregularity established

‘Duty of administration to remove apprehensions with impartial inquiry’
LG orders probe into SI selection process; assures fresh recruitment if irregularity established
LG Manoj SinhaFile/ GK

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday ordered a probe into the allegations of irregularities in Sub Inspector (SI) selection process and assured that fresh recruitment would be made after cancellation of earlier process if any irregularity was established.

He stated that a committee headed by the Additional Chief Secretary Home would inquire into the matter and submit the report in a time bound manner.

LG Sinha made this announcement while addressing an Attestation-cum- Passing-Out-Parade of probationary Deputy Superintendents of Police and PSIs at Sher-e-Kashmir Police Academy (SKPA) in Udhampur.

“For the last two-three days, newspapers have been reporting against the conduct of the Sub Inspectors’ selection process by JKSSB. We have decided to constitute a committee headed by the Additional Chief Secretary Home R K Goyal that will probe into the matter and submit its report in a time bound manner,” the Lieutenant Governor said.

He stated that no questions were raised at any other recruitment done so far.

“If there is any apprehension and doubt in the mind of the people, then it is the duty of the administration to carry out an impartial inquiry and take necessary action. If any irregularity is revealed in the probe, the process shall be cancelled and fresh recruitment will be made,” LG Sinha added.

SIs selection list by Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) was displayed online on June 4. However, several aspirants had raised questions over the list and had described it as “unfair.” Various political parties too had joined the chorus.

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