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CS directs for filling 10,000 vacancies during ensuing year

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Reviews functioning of recruitment agencies, assures transparent recruitment process

Srinagar: Chief Secretary Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta Tuesday reiterated that exemplary punishment will be awarded to the culprits and no guilty person will be spared irrespective of her/his position, in case any malpractices are found during enquiry in the recent Sub-Inspector recruitment by J&K Service Selection Board (JKSSB).

He made these remarks while reviewing the functioning of the Public Service Commission (PSC) and Service Selection Board with special reference to the recent complaints about the selection of police Sub-Inspectors by the Board. Principal Secretary, General Administration Department, Secretary, Public Service Commission and Chairman, Service Selection Board attended the meeting.

According to an official press release, with regard to the recent complaints in Sub-Inspector selections, the Chief Secretary observed that a high-level probe committee under Additional Chief Secretary, Home has been constituted to inquire into the matter which will submit its report by June 25, 2022. He observed that the aspirants should await submission of the enquiry report and all necessary corrective measures will be taken in case any malpractices are detected during the probe.

Dr. Mehta stressed that the government remains committed to maintaining highest transparency in selection processes.

According to the press release, the Chief Secretary was further apprised in the meeting that the SSB will take all the necessary measures to ensure that 10,000 vacancies are filled during the current year.

During the meeting, it was informed that highest ever recruitments since its inception were made by the SSB during the last year. Also, no such complaints have been received in the past regarding any mal-practices in the earlier selection processes.

The meeting also deliberated upon different aspects of recruitment in both the PSC and JKSSB. It was informed that both the institutions will take every measure to uphold the integrity and transparency in their recruitments besides fast tracking processes.

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