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 of aspirants said the posts were advertised thrice – in 2013, 2017 and 2018. But the 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 250 and these positions were advertised the same year.
The aspirants say that last year another 40 class-IV posts were advertised.
“We submitted our application forms in 2013. In 2017 the aspirants were asked not to apply afresh. It has been more than seven years but the process is still lingering,” said an aspirant from south Kashmir.
Another aspirant, Ajaz Ahmed from Srinagar, said that he submitted his form in 2017.
“In last seven years around 400 posts were advertised through three notifications but the recruitment process remains incomplete,”’ said Ajaz.
The aspirants said they have been going from pillar to post to seek completion of the recruitment process, but to no avail.
“Officials first said there were some court related issues which were later sorted out. Every time they ask us to wait for few days. Last year the officials said there were some issues due to the new recruitment policy,” a group of aspirants said.
They said that many of them have crossed the age limit in and many more were on verge of crossing the age limit. They said most of them belong to weaker section of the society and were in dire need of livelihood.
The Deputy Commissioner Excise said the case has landed in the court. “The case is sub-judice and that is the only reason for the delay in the recruitment process,” he said.