By Neyaz Elahi
Budgam, Mar 6, CNS: The shoddy selection list of Rehbar-e-Khel (ReK) Scheme in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district has forced the left out job aspirants to hit to roads again. A large number of left out aspirants said they are desperately waiting for the report to be submitted by the probe committee.
In January this year, District Budgam issued a selection list that ran into controversy. While a total of 171 candidates were selected while the left out job aspirants alleged “favouritism” and “nepotism” in the selection list.
The selection list was circulated via WhatsApp on January 2 by the Youth Services and Sports Department. Following public outcry, the list was later published in a daily newspaper, after a gap of two days.
The list revealed that several highly qualified candidates were left out of the Rehbar-e-Khel scheme selection while simple degree holders were picked instead.
The selection list has faced sharp criticism from various quarters, while candidates who did not find a place termed it “unfair” and “fixed”.
A large number of left out job aspirants alleged that DC Budgam has been acting as mute spectator and are showing no interest in deliver justice to the victims. “We are always being told that a report will be handed over to DC Budgam who will take a final call, but the DC Budgam is always reluctant to discuss the issie,” the aspirants told news agency CNS.
Candidates having PhD degrees, MPhil degrees or post-graduate degrees in Physical Education who have been thrown out of the selection list alleged that though a probe has been ordered into the irregularities, yet candidates selected through unfair means have been allowed to join their duties.
Director, Youth Services and Sports Department Dr Salim-ur-Rehman refuted the reports that selected candidates have been allowed to join. He said the ball is in the court of DC Budgam. Despite repeated calls, DC Budgam Dr Sehrish didn’t pick up the call. (CNS)