Scores of aspirants from district Baramulla held a protest here on Friday against alleged fraud in selection process of class-IV posts.
The aspirants said that the selection process has been lingering from more than a decade due to callous approach of authorities. They alleged fraud in recently published selection list saying the process was tweaked to favour certain candidates.
The aggrieved aspirants said that more than 300 posts were advertised for Baramulla in 2006 for which interview process and first selection was completed by 2008 and 2014 respectively.
“In first shortlist we were among top candidates, we don’t know what was done to that list and now new list surfaced in January this year in which we are nowhere,” said Farooq Ahmed, an aspirant.
“The unfortunate thing is that in order to get blue eyed candidates in, all recruitment rules were flouted. Candidates with forged documents have surfaced in the list,” he said.
The candidates said as per rules the maximum interview score cannot exceed 20 points. “Some candidates have been given 40 points who are 8th pass and others with graduation have been given 5 points, all has been done to favour particular candidates,” said Nisar Ahmed, another aspirant.
The aspirants said that in last more than 10 years they have already crossed age bar and “due to dishonest approach of authorities we are at verge of losing last hope of livelihood.”
The aspirants said that if authorities did not intervene, they will be forced to take extreme steps.
The aspirants called for probe in the selection process and requested higher authorities to look into the matter.