J&K Bank job aspirants seek Governor’s intervention  

J&K bank had issued two separate notifications in the month of October 2018 regarding the recruitment of Probationary Officers and Banking Associates. The  recruitment notifications  announced 250  and 1200 vacancies for PO and  BA respectively. More than 1 lakh aspirants from all over J&K applied for these posts. The recruitment process of  PO was mentioned as a 3 stage process i.e. preliminary examination, mains examination & interview whereas for BA, it was a 1 stage process i.e. Preliminary Examination.

The exam for PO prelims was successfully conducted on 22 April 2019 in various IBPS centres across J&K and in other parts of the country. The preliminary exam for BA was conducted on 24th, 25th, 26th, April 2018 in the same IBPS centres. J&K bank declared the result of PO prelims on 9th May, 2019 on their official website. They had released district wise merit list of 2500 candidates as per the bank policy. The cut-offs in various districts in Kashmir was around 40 and in Jammu region, the cut off was as high as 63. Due to high cut off in Jammu, several aspirants in Jammu lodged a series of protests. Eventually the cut off was then relaxed to 40 in Jammu region. In this way, over 10,000 aspirants appeared for JK bank Mains exam which was held on 17th June 2019.

Unfortunately, the official result of PO Mains has not been declared till date. Also the result of  BA is pending for 3 months. There were several competitive exams such as SBI PO Prelims which were conducted in the month of June 2019 and its result has already been declared by IBPS.

So, we the aspirants want our recruitment process to be completed in a time bound manner. Just a few days ago, few aspirants lodged a protest in front of J&K bank headquarters in Srinagar. They had a meeting with J&K bank officials regarding this matter. The official cited a petty reason for delay stating that during the ACB raids in their headquarters, various important documents containing our results were seized.

We appeal the Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik to address this issue on priority and help us come out of this crisis as our future is at stake. You played in important role in delivering justice to banking aspirants last year as well. We are sure with your intervention the recruitment process for PO and Banking Associates will be expedited.


4 yrs on, NT candidates await selection list  

W e the candidates, who have applied for the posts of Naib Tehsildars have been waiting for four and a half years for the Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board (JKSSB) to bring out the selection list. At every stage of the selection process we were asked to be patient. Now our patience is running out.  We appeal to the Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik to intervene and direct the JKSSB authorities to publish the final selection list without any further delay.


Govt ignoring technical candidates

The government departments should give preference to candidates with technical skills for the computer-related jobs.

Whenever any post of a junior assistant level in computers is advertised the advertisement notice mentions that any graduate with a minimum of 6 months of a diploma certificate can apply.

 I was shocked when I saw a computer degree holder being asked for a diploma certificate even after having a masters degree in computers. His application was rejected for not having six months diploma certificate.

It’s a pity that a computer student who has spent his 5 or 6 years to complete his degree is being compared with a 6-month certification course holder.


Provide mud free water to Shalimar

I would like to revisit, recaptulate and reiterate through the medium of your esteemed newspaper a demand of providing mud free water to Shalimar area which already stands published way back in August 2014. I anticipate a gestation period of 5 years should suffice for any public utility department on the face of this globe to rectify, fix, a basic human concern which is of empirical proportions and probably if exaggeration is no crime, a fundamental right which at present seems long forgotten, oblivious and probably not even on the ‘ things to do list’ of our worthy PWD department as far as the area of Shalimar( Pazwalpora) is concerned.

I, on behalf of the affected households, make a fervent appeal to Chief Engineer (PWD) to kindly address the issue of  mud laden water  being supplied to Shalimar Pazwalpora. The water so supplied is more about silt and mud then clean water, ideally as it should have been the case. Needless to say the water is unfit for human consumption and exposes the local populace to a high degree of water borne infections  and related apathies. All water storage containers are self explanatory of the ordeal which gets settled at the bottom in the form of precarious mud heaps.

Sajid Mehboob

Choked drains making Kanitar residents suffer 

Inhabitants of Kanitar are suffering immensely due to choked drains. We urge the Jammu and Kashmir Governor to direct authorities to reconstruct the surface drainage system and mitigate our sufferings.  

Farhan Kitab