Kashmir Governor drops bombshell over J&K Bank recruitment process

Srinagar:28 Oct 2018

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has dropped a bombshell by claiming that 582 candidates, who qualified Jammu and Kashmir Bank examinations, were sidelined by the politicians in the PDP-BJP coalition government to adjust their relatives and workers.

In an interview with Times Now, Governor said that a group of 40 candidates met him and told him that they had been dropped from the selection list despite qualifying the exams as well as interview for the recruitment in Jammu and Kashmir Bank.

“I called chairman of the bank, I told him I don’t want loans for anyone, I don’t want settlement of loans, I want jobs for these youth who have qualified the exams. The chairman told me that these were not just 30 but 582 cases, where qualified youth were not given jobs,” Malik said in the interview.

“This is tragedy of Kashmir. People who don’t pay bribes don’t have any change to get a job. Corruption is rampant in Kashmir,” he added.

Malik said that he told the chairman to do justice with the youth who had qualified the bank examinations.

“The chairman told me that he will speak to finance secretary, who is also a board member. I too spoke to finance commissioner. He assured me he will bring a proposal. Last week, all 582 candidates got the appointment letter,” he said.

“There’s a case, where a candidate didn’t sit in KAS exams but still got selected,” he added.