Jammu Tawi, April 24
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) Chairman, Former Minister Harsh Dev Singh along with other leaders held a vociferous protest demonstration outside the office of JKPSC in Jammu today alleging large scale irregularities, nepotism, corruption and regional discrimination with Jammu in the process of selections conducted by PSC for the post of lecturers in School Education. While addressing the gathering, Harsh Dev Singh demanded installations of CCTVs during the PSC interviews for better transparency and to check the malpractices in the recruitment so that the meritorious and deserving candidates were selected in fair manner as per their merit and knowledge. He further expressed his astonishment over the recent impugned selection of plus two lecturers in the Commerce which had sent shock waves to the entire fraternity of aspirants. He said that as per reports published by a sect of media, the JKPSC had not called several eligible candidates for the interview despite having secured highest marks in the written examination as per the lists uploaded on the website and unscrupulously called many who had scored far below the cut off points.
Expressing solidarity with the several deputations of educated youth of Jammu comprising PhDs and MPhils who represented to him of late, Singh alleged huge regional bias in recruitments made by PSC for the posts of Lecturers and Assistant Professors during the last two and a half years. He further divulged that in Health and Medical Education department, out of 123 selections of consultants in Radiology, Medicine, Ophthalmology, ENT, Orthopaedics, Gynaecology, Pathology and Paediatrics only 23 belonged to Jammu region. He cautioned the State government, the PSC and the mandated leaders of Jammu region in particular to ensure justice to the Jammu youth by ensuring them a fair deal in the selection process.