NC favouring its candidates in police recruitment: PDP

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 23:55

Srinagar: PDP on Wednesday expressed surprise
over holding of a police recruitment rally without any "prior
notice" and alleged that the ruling National Conference in
Jammu and Kashmir done this to favour its candidates.

"It is surprising that the recruitment was started
without any prior notice, information or advertisement and it
seems it is meant only for those recommended by the ruling
party," the People`s Democratic Party said in a statement

Expressing strong disapproval of the manner in which
recruitment drive in Srinagar city has been launched, the PDP
said "this is another brazen instance of the insincere conduct
of state government."

The party said most of the people in downtown city
were taken by surprise on learning that a recruitment drive
has been launched in Khanyar.

"Numerous candidates could not appear as a result,"
the PDP said, adding, there are thousands of eligible men in
Srinagar city who are academically and physically qualified
to compete for constable`s post.

"The government has thrown all norms and established
procedures to the wind by conducting the recruitment
clandestinely. This is in accordance with the tradition and
character of National Conference which has revived backdoor
entries into government," the Opposition PDP alleged.

It said the youth belonging to the city face acute
unemployment, but the government`s intentions are clear that
it will not provide equal opportunities to all and will
instead use it as means of "corruption, nepotism and

The PDP said the NC has already lost all "moral and
political" credibility.

"The government must ensure continuation of
transparency and fairness in recruitment that had been
introduced by the previous government," the party demanded.

The PDP said the government plans were not clear about
the extent of recruitment. "It is necessary that it is not
confined to just one constituency," it said, demanding that
recruitment drive should be extended to all the Assembly
constituencies and the government must announce the number of
total jobs available and the criterion for their distribution
and selection.

Khanyar falls in the Assembly constituency represented
by state Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ali Mohammad


First Published: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 23:55

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