JE aspirants aghast over SSB selection procedure

JE aspirants aghast over SSB selection procedure

Accuse SSB for faulty selection procedure

Wasim Parvez

Srinagar: The Aspirants of Junior Engineers’ posts are up with arms against SSB selection procedure for three vital technical public service departments. A group of aspirants alleged that they smell rat in the the selection process paved way for the nepotism.

A delegation of aspirants told media here that the dubious notice issued by JKSSB under endorsement No. SSB/Sel/Secy/2015/1616-31 dated : 02-02-2015 regarding the framing of merit list of Junior Engineers (Civil) meant for two departments viz PWD (R&B) and PHE/I&FC advertised by JKSSB under three respective advertisements vide no.’s 03 of 2012 (Item no. 104), 03 of 2013 (Item no. 247) and 11 of 2013 (Item no. 884), JKSSB conducted a single written test for posts of JEs falling within the purview of all three advertisements, a large number of candidates who had applied for posts under said three advertisements were shortlisted in all the three notifications. Candidates who qualified written examination were interviewed separately for posts under advertisement notice 11 of 2013 (Item no. 884) meant for PWD (R&B) Deptt. and advertisement notices 03 of 2013 (Item no. 247) & 11 of 2013 (Item no. 104) meant for PHE/I&FC Deptt.

Now the recruitment agency, JKSSB, is busy in framing separate selection lists for the said three advertisements but it has come to the fore of JKSSB officials that some candidates are getting shortlisted more than once for selection to the same post of JE because of their score falling within the respective cut offs for the three advertisements. Now to prevent the repetition of a candidate in more than one JE selection list, candidates who appeared in two interviews for all item no.’s through the above captioned JKSSB notice in question have been asked to submit their preferences to do away with the repetition of candidates selection in more than one posts/ branches.

\”But the said process is clearly dubious and flawed as the candidates who would be featuring in more than one selection list would naturally prefer the list in which their merit figures higher to ensure their seniority in future but the same is not possible because of the shortcoming on part of JKSSB, as it did not publish the merit list in newspapers neither is it available online.

To safeguard the choices of the aspirants it is mandatory for JKSSB to first publish the merit lists for all item no.s so that candidates who are figuring in more than one list(two or all three) can be able decide their preference in accordance with the descending order of their merit in respective shortlists for three item no.s. Having accomplished this simple process, the SSRB can then frame final selection list keeping in view the preferences locked by candidates and thereby preventing repetition of candidates’ names in more than one selection list.\” the delegation said.

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