SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Bank Relationship executive (RE) aspirants on Sunday demanded that the bank should declare the number of the posts and the syllabus for the examination to facilitate transparency in the whole selection process.
Recently JK Bank notified online applications for the position of RE but it did not notify the number of positions or vacancies. “We want the bank to notify clearly the number of vacancies to maintain credibility in the selection process unlike what happened last time,” said Suhail Ahmad Khadim from Central University of Kashmir.
Aspirants have been moving from pillar to post to know about the syllabus to get prepared well in time but of no use as JK Bank has not declared even the syllabus. “I have admitted myself in a Coaching Centre against hard earned money but what will our tutors teach us when they don’t know the syllabus,” said Mehvish Ashraf from S N Das coaching Centre. Last time when it notified vacancies, many quarters alleged that most of them were minister’s quota. “Earlier JK Bank would hardly notify the vacancies except last time when it selected more than a thousand aspirants under political influence,” said Ishfaq Salam from university of Kashmir.
The aspirants demanded that the papers should be set from outside the state so that neutrality could be maintained there. “I believe paper setting must be outsourced to outside company to create trust in selection process otherwise it is of no use to sit in examination if some people already know the paper,” said Mohsin Ramzan from Islamic university of Science and Technology. G N Var, chairman coaching centres said: “Chief Minister and Finance Minister should involve some mechanism to maintain transparency and firstly should declare number of posts to be filled and the syllabus.”