Record unemployment in J&K: Shah Faesal

Chairman, Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) Dr Shah Faesal Tuesday stressed the need for expediting the selection process for various vacancies.

In a statement here today, Faesal said the delay in the selection process for various vacancies was hitting the interests of the candidates.

He called upon the recruiting agencies to “dispose of cases pertaining to selections and recruitments in a time-bound manner so that the career of youth is not jeopardized”.

He said in cases where the selections/recruitments have been challenged in the court of law, “the recruitment agencies should ensure fast filing of replies so that such cases can be heard and disposed of without delay.”

Maintaining that there is “record unemployment” in J&K, he said, whatever job opportunities come out they are marred by unnecessary procedural delays.

“With litigations on the one side and the model code of conduct on the other, there is little that candidates can do about a system that is anti- youth. All hurdles are being created to delay decisions on matters related to career of educated youth and it is extremely unfortunate,” Faesal said.

Interacting with a group of aggrieved aspirants who have qualified the Mains 2016 exam, Faesal said, “Three year’s delay in the selection process is putting students to unimaginable stress.”

“It is surprising that JKPSC has not been able to streamline the selection process despite a very competent and honest leadership. It is time that JKPSC issues a white paper as to why such things are happening repeatedly so that people can support the efforts of institutional strengthening if needed,” the statement said.

He requested the Home Department to release the select list of Sub Inspectors and also asked the SSRB to conclude the teacher appointments without further delay.