JA aspirants accuse KU admin of delaying selection process
Srinagar: Resentment is brewing among the aspirants for the post of Junior Assistant (JA) at Kashmir University against the varsity management for adopting inordinate delay in completing the selection process of the candidates.
A group of aggrieved candidates said the posts were advertised in October 2019 but the selection process was yet to be completed despite the passage of over three years.
The dejected candidates said the written examination for the said posts was conducted on October 27 of and subsequently the shortlist of candidates selected for Skill and Computer Test was declared after a gap of eight months on April 8 of 2022.
“The Skill/Computer Test which is the last step of the said recruitment process was conducted on April 19, 10 days before the expiry of life of these posts,” the aggrieved aspirants said.
They said the examination for the said posts was conducted within the life period of these posts, but unfortunately no final list has been published till date.
“The KU authorities deliberately conducted the Skill/Computer test in the last hours so that they may get an excuse of life expiry to delay the selection process,” they alleged.
The candidates accused the varsity administration of wasting their “precious time” in publishing the erroneous list with multiple discrepancies which resulted in delay of selection process.
“Instead of taking action against the lethargic and incompetent staff for publishing erroneous list they preferred to make the aspirants suffer,” the aspirant said.
The candidates said that over two and a half years have passed since the posts were advertised.
“This unwarranted delay is putting at stake the career of hundreds of aspirants. The initial process of examination was due to the lockdown post abrogation of Article 370 and then due Covid-19 pandemic,” they said.
The aspirants said the KU authorities are in deep slumber and deliberately delaying the recruitment process.
They said the Kashmir University Ministerial Staff Association (KUMSA) recently demanded for in-house advertisement of non-teaching positions for in-service candidates who are already working in KU.
“The authorities are favouring them by deliberately delaying the recruitment process so that these posts be quashed and kept reserved for the already working employees who are working there as LFEs, Need Based, Contractual,” they said.
The candidates said that most of the aspirants who have participated in this recruitment process are on the verge of crossing the age bar.
“This Job is the only hope for most of us, if they quash these posts for their illegitimate intentions then we fear suicide is the only option for us,” the aspirants said.
The aspirants appealed to the J&K Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha for his personal intervention in the matter to safeguard the career of the meritorious candidates.