J&K Admin Cancels FAA, JE Recruitment Process Over 'Discrepancies', Orders CBI Probe

J&K Admin Cancels FAA, JE Recruitment Process Over 'Discrepancies', Orders CBI Probe

New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday cancelled the recruitment of finance accounts assistants (FAA) and junior engineers (JE) over alleged discrepancies and recommended a CBI probe into the selection process, news agency PTI reported. According to the report, it assured all aspirants that strict action will be taken against those responsible for the irregularities and there won’t be any compromise on merit.

“JKSSB FAAs & JE Civil recruitment has been cancelled and a CBI probe recommended into the selection process,” the Directorate of Information and Public Relations tweeted. “Fresh recruitment process for FAAs and JE Civil will start soon,” it added.

It is to be noted that the aspirants for the Finance Accounts Assistant have been protesting over the last few weeks against the possible quashing of the merit list over alleged discrepancies.

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Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha had cancelled the selection of police sub-inspector after alleged irregularities in the recruitment process. He also ordered a CBI probe into the recruitment process.

Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has been formulating policies to engage youth in governance process and ensure their participation in on-ground implementation, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Sunday.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of Kashmir Mega Football Tournament at Sehpora in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, he said, “Only the youth have the potential to light up the society and transform several vital matters related to social welfare.”

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“The Union Territory government is formulating policies that engage the youth in the governance process and ensure their participation in on-ground implementation,” Sinha said.

He added that the targeted schemes under ‘Mission Youth’ have been crafted to empower the youth. It provides the youth opportunities to become ambassadors of innovation, peace, progress and sports.