Five days after the Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board declared results for 8,575 Class IV posts, aspirants across J&K are still in confusion as maximum qualification for the posts has been fixed up to 12th standard only.
scores of graduates from various parts of Jammu and Kashmir are expressing their resentment against the authorities as the admin has fixed maximum eligibility as 12th standard while leaving thousands of degree holders midway.
As per the aggrieved aspirants, both graduates and degree holders have had applied for Class IV posts and the irony is that they are being excluded from the further class IV Recruitment process.
Bisma Ayoob, a job aspirant from Baramulla said in view of the higher unemployment rate in J&K, the government should change their criteria to maximum graduation level.
There should be clarification from the administration regarding these things, she said
“There is the unemployment rate at its peak in Jammu and Kashmir and now the government has done another disaster by mentioning maximum qualification as Class 12th” Bisma said.
“We are duped by the government and it is done just to vote bank politics. Government should come forward with a clear vision of eligibility criteria so that our hard work will not go in vain,” she said
The aggrieved aspirants threatened on social media that they will start protests in both Jammu and Srinagar, if criteria would not be changed for these posts and they also stated that they would be approaching the court for the same.
Chairman JKSSB, Khalid Jahangir said that the qualification criteria for the Class IV advertisement are prescribed by the government and JKSSB is merely a recruiting agency.
“Recruitment rules are framed by the government and the Board is merely a recruiting body. We have to advertise the same criteria and we cannot modify them,” he said.
Another official at JKSSB said that from past five days, they have received thousands of distressed calls from the aspirants but we are helpless at our end.
“The minimum qualification for these posts is 10th and maximum qualification is 12th standard. But in future, aspirants cannot claim for the higher post as per his/her qualification so at the end our degrees became useless,” she said.
Earlier on June 26, Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board (JKSSB) published a recruitment notice for over 8,000 Class IV posts on its official website.
There are different numbers of vacancies available for different districts with 463 posts for UT cadre, 1616 for Divisional Cadre Kashmir.