Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Saturday revealed that during previous PDP-BJP government a complete selection list of 582 candidates in Jammu and Kashmir Bank was set aside to appoint political workers in their place.
He also raised question mark on the working of Public Services Commission (PSC) saying a youth was selected for KAS even without appearing in the examinations.
Malik revealed it during an interview with Times Now, adding that 40 youth approached him saying they had cleared all examinations and figured in the selection list of Jammu and Kashmir Bank but were replaced by relatives and workers of political parties.
“I called the Jammu and Kashmir Bank Chairman,” he said. “He told me that the number was not 40 but all 582 youths recruited by the Bank had been replaced with the political appointees, recommended by the leaders from every constituency. I asked the Bank Chairman to give the youth their due. I also called the Finance Secretary and finally a resolution was adopted and all 582 candidates have been given appointment letters.”
Raising serious question mark over functioning of the PSC which had been under clout for serious discrimination with Jammu region in all recruitments made during the PDP-BJP Government headed by Mehbooba Mufti, Malik said that a youth was selected for the KAS without appearing for the examination.
Taking a dig at the previous coalition government, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah wrote on his Twitter: “More skeletons fall out of the cupboard – PDP-BJP changed the entire select list of J&K Bank to appoint favourites: Guv.”