In 7 years, Excise deptt advertised Class-IV posts thrice, recruitment still incomplete
The Excise and Taxation Department has failed to complete the recruitment for more than 100 class-IV posts which were first advertised in 2013.
A delegation ofaspirants said the posts were advertised thrice – in 2013, 2017 and 2018. Butthe recruitment process is still lingering on, the aspirants rued.
The Department advertised these over 100 posts of Guards,Chowkidars and orderly in 2013. In 2017 the number of vacant psots grew to 250and these positions were advertised the same year.
The aspirants say that last year another 40 class-IV postswere advertised.
"We submitted our application forms in 2013. In 2017 theaspirants were asked not to apply afresh. It has been more than seven years butthe process is still lingering," said an aspirant from south Kashmir.
Another aspirant, Ajaz Ahmed from Srinagar, said that hesubmitted his form in 2017.
"In last seven years around 400 posts were advertisedthrough three notifications but the recruitment process remains incomplete,"'said Ajaz.
The aspirants said they have been going from pillar to postto seek completion of the recruitment process, but to no avail.
"Officials first saidthere were some court related issues which were later sorted out. Every timethey ask us to wait for few days. Last year the officials said there were someissues due to the new recruitment policy," a group of aspirants said.
They said that many of them have crossed the age limit inand many more were on verge of crossing the age limit. They said most of thembelong to weaker section of the society and were in dire need of livelihood.
The Deputy Commissioner Excise said the case has landed inthe court. "The case is sub-judice and that is the only reason for the delay inthe recruitment process," he said.