NC flays new recruitment policy as ‘Cruel Joke’ Print
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altJehlum Post News/Srinagar/April 21st, 2015/ National Conference on Tuesday lashed out at Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed and the PDP-BJP Government for its New Recruitment Policy, calling it a cruel joke with the youth of the State. In a meeting of the Central Zone of Kashmir Province, Senior National Conference Leaders said the new Recruitment Policy was anti-youth and would put a big question mark on the credibility of the process of selection while the temporary nature of appointments with rider of seven years satisfactory

performance for regularization is bound to result in uncertainty of those appointed. “It is an anti-youth policy, which has potential of jeopardizing the career of unemployed educated, as those appointed will always feel sword hanging over them”, the NC leaders said and warned the government against testing the patience of youngsters. They wondered as to who will testify the satisfactory performance of appointees before regularizing them. The party leaders asked if performance of some of the contractual appointees appointed under the so-called new policy is found unsatisfactory, will the incumbents be thrown out. If so, what shall be the future of such youth, some of whom might turn over-age by that time, they said adding this ambiguity will give a lever in the hands of officers, who may exploit the youth and force them to work on their whims and fantasies. The National Conference leaders expressed surprise over the need to devise this policy, saying when a well defined process of recruitment is in place, why should the PDP-BJP government resort to short cuts. This is bound to raise certain questions in the public mind about recruitment being politicized at the cost of youngsters’ career. “This process will open a Pandora Box which will give rise to corruption, nepotism and favoritism”, they said and demanded immediate roll back of the policy.

They described the policy as anti-youth saying instead of solving the problem of vexed unemployment the new mechanism will make it more complex.  They asked the government to initiate a process of fast track recruitment by gearing up the recruitment agencies like Public Service Commission and State Subordinate Services Board. They recalled the policy approved and adopted by the Omar led government and said it was aimed at regularizing those appointed after five years probation. The National Conference leaders described the decision of the State Cabinet with regard to new employment process as arbitrary and against the interests of educated unemployed. While seeking its roll back, the leaders said National Conference will assume its responsibility as the main opposition and the custodian of public interest and fight tooth and nail till the Cabinet decision is reversed. “Under the garb of expeditious recruitment to vacant posts, the coalition government is politicizing the entire process, which is unacceptable”, they maintained. The Central Zone Meeting was presided by NC Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani and NC Central Zone Kashmir President MLC Ali Mohamamd Dar and was attended by Senior NC Leaders and functionaries including Aga Mohsin Mustafa and NC Srinagar District President Peer Mohamamd Afaq.

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