Candidates protest against irregularity in job list, demand new exams

Irfan Rashid

SRINAGAR, FEB 23: The aspirants for data Entry Operator (DEO) jobs notified by Rural Development Department in District Anantnag Tuesday protested in Press Enclave against selecting blue-eyed candidates allegedly by the Department.

The notification for the 65 blocks, selecting one candidate from each block was notified by the department in last year September and the examination was held on 28th October.

The surprising element in this selection list is that the protesting candidates are Masters in computer applications and the selected candidates allegedly are merely simple Graduates.

Aasif, an MCA from University of Kashmir said: “I have been given four points and my other colleague with simple Masters has been given 21 points.” “When we approached the Deputy Commissioner, he told us to get out of his office.”

Despite bringing stay orders from the high court by the protesting candidates, the blue-eyed candidates have been allegedly allowed to join the office.

The written examination for this has been allegedly taken on plain white sheets bearing no serial numbers and the supervising team consisted no gazette officer but class IV employees, candidates said.

Mushtaq Bhat, having more than ten years of experience in computers was shocked to see his name not being selected. “If our degree of MCA cannot give us Class IV jobs, then burn down those institutes providing such degrees.”

The candidates want the examination to be conducted afresh and have also appealed the governor to look into the matter.

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