Scores of graduates today held a protest at press enclave Srinagar over the alleged ‘inequitable’ recruitment order passed by Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board (JKSSB); which has asked graduate and post graduate aspirants to withdraw their applications against the filling up of 8,575 class IV posts in various departments.
“The recent order from JKSSB, asking the high qualified aspirants including graduates to withdraw their applications is unfair. We had apprehensions before applying for the posts but we were assured that graduates or person with even higher qualification can apply for the class IV posts. But now they are telling us to withdraw our applications, which has led us to helplessness,” said Nayeem Ahmad Wani, a protesting Class IV aspirant.
The protesting graduates said that most of them are on the verge of crossing the highest age limit required for applying for job and that the authorities at JKSSB must reconsider their decision.
The order from JKSSB asking graduates to withdraw their applications is a scorn of the SRO 99 of 2008, under which the minimum qualifications for class IV posts is 10th and 12th but graduates, postgraduates or higher qualified candidate are also allowed to apply for the posts.
The protesting aspirants have now requested the lieutenant Governor for his personal intervention in the issue so that their future is secur