JKSSB Row: J&K LG says case handed over to CBI, guilty will not be spared

Jammu: In the aftermath of controversy over Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday said that the case has been handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation and the guilty will not be spared.
The Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) job aspirants are protesting against the purported grant of contract to APTECH Ltd. for conduct of various exams stating that blacklisted companies should be banned until action is taken against them.
However, speaking at a function here, on the issues of the Services Selection Board, the Lt Governor said, “earlier we had received complaints and without any delay the case was investigated internally and subsequently handed over to the CBI.”
“I assure the young aspirants anyone found guilty will not be spared. We have ensured a transparent selection process. Some youth have raised questions and I want to tell them that certain people with vested interests are trying to derail the recruitment process,” said the Lt Governor.
“In the last three years, 30,000 recruitments were made. We are hoping that a minimum 12,000 recruitments will be done this year,” he noted.
The Lt Governor said the recent fast-track recruitment process by the Public Service Commission is an example of the transparent system, adding, “within three hours of the interview of the last candidate, the results were declared.” Such transparency is unheard of in any other region of the country, he added.
The Lt Governor said, “government will ensure fair and transparent recruitment. Jobs will be given on the basis of merit and not on recommendation. If there is any irregularity the government will take strictest action.”


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