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Monday, April 13, 2020

In a unified voice on Twitter, Youth demands J&K bank result

Jammu: Expressing resentment against the authorities for scrapping J&K bank recruitment process, the youth of the Union Territory on Monday demanded the results in a unified voice on social media platform.

Scores of youth projected their demand with hashtag #justice4jkbankaspirants. The social media platform Twitter. It is  flooded with 21.4K tweets till the reports pour in.

The youth slammed government for scrapping recruitment process.  They term government failed to address the issue of youth.

It is pertinent to mention here that on Feb 27, 2020, the J&K Administrative Council scrapped the recruitment process of J&K Bank, which had been going on since 2018 amidst various controversies and legal infirmities.

The Council had directed the Finance Department to advise J&K Bank to initiate a fresh, fair, norm based and transparent recruitment for 250 Probationary Officers and 1200 Banking Associates in the J&K Bank through the IBPS.
“The entire recruitment process will be completed by on a fast track basis within three months. The detailed modalities and announcements in this regard will be finalized by the bank in its next board meeting. As a result the ongoing process of recruitment for these posts by this bank shall stand scrapped,” had said Rohti Kansal, Government’s spokesperson and Principal Secretary, Planning, Development and Monitoring, while briefing media persons, here this evening.

It may be recalled that the J&K Bank had invited applications for the 1450 posts, including 250 of Probationary Officers and 1200 of Banking Associates in 2018. More than one lakh aspirants from all over Jammu and Kashmir had applied for these posts.

The recruitment process of PO was mentioned as a three- stage process i.e. Preliminary examination followed by Mains examination and finally Interview, whereas for Banking Associates it was a single stage process.
The exam for the first stage of recruitment of POs and Banking Associates was conducted in the month of April 2019, with the list of shortlisted candidates for former released. The Bank had hired IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) as the recruiting agency for this exam so as to ensure transparency and speedy completion of process.
The Bank had released district wise merit list of Preliminary exam of 2500 candidates as per the bank policy but the variance in the cut-offs in various districts led to a series of protests in Jammu division. Following the purported intervention of then Governor J&K, Satya Pal Malik, the Bank had to declare a uniform cut-off merit across the regions.
In June 2019, over 10,000 aspirants had appeared for PO’s Mains exam but even till this date, the result was not declared and same was the case with the final result of Banking Associates. The delay in result of the exams had put a question mark on the credibility of Jammu and Kashmir Bank, which was engulfed into controversies that led to sacking of then Chairman last year and initiation of probe into alleged financial irregularities by the previous management.

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