Dishonoring HC order, JKSC fails to complete recruitment process of Junior Coaches

Goldi Sharma
JAMMU, Sept 1: Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council (JKSC) has virtually turned a deaf ear towards the High Court order, directing the premier body of the sports, to complete the process of recruitment of Junior Coaches within four months but after lapse of over 18 months the process is still incomplete.
The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on dated 05.04.2019 had passed a judgment in case SWP No: 516/2019 Deeraj Sharma and others versus State of J&K & others, directing the JKSC to complete the process of selection from the stage of interview onwards within a period of four months.
After the HC’s order, an interview notice was published by Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council on 24. 7.2019 regarding date and venue of the interview for the post of Junior coaches but later on dated 30/07/2019, again a notice was published which reads, “As communicated by Chairman, Interview Committee (Director General Youth Services and Sports Department) vide No: DG-YSS/PS/101/2019 dated 30/07/2019, due to pre- occupation, the interview for the post of Jr. Coaches which were scheduled to be held on 31/07/2019 and 02/08/2019 at 11 AM at Administrative Block, Bakshi Stadium Srinagar on 31 July and 1 August, 2019 have been postponed. Fresh dates of the interview shall be communicated in due course of time.
“Since then, there was no notification issued by JKSC to conduct interviews, forcing the aspirants to run from pillar to post for fresh interview dates but to no avail,” said an aspirant wishing anonymity.
It is pertinent to mention here that the JKSC had published a notification vide advertised NO: SC/644/2940 dated 24. 8.2016 for the post of Junior Coaches, Ground Incharge, Assistant Store Keeper, Electricians and Plumber in which 48 posts for Junior Coaches.
“Against the 48 posts of Junior Coaches, only 41 applications were received by JKSC but only 18 aspirants were interviewed having NIS Diploma from the recognized institutions,” said another aspirants, adding that it was first time in the history of the J&K, maximum aspirants out of 18 who were interviewed by the JKSC from the Jammu Province.
“Under a well planned conspiracy hatched by Kashmir based politicians and then officials who were at helm of affairs, they had not shortlisted candidates for the Junior Coach posts and it happened when BJP Government was in the power in the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir”, alleged an aspirant.
After the postponed of the date of interview on 31st July and 2nd August, 2019 which was again scheduled by JKSC, they called on the then Advisor to Governor, Vijay Kumar and he assured after taking with Chairman of the Interview Committee and Director General Youth Services and Sports, Saleem-ul-Rehman that the recruitment process was to be completed in the month of August, 2019 but in between the Union Government revoked the special status of J&K.
Since then no interview date has been fixed by JKSC and has not completed the selection process as directed by High Court to the competent authority, said aspirants.
The aspirants further said that they have even knocked the door of Director General Youth Services and Sports who is chairman of the interview committee. He said, “I have no problem to conduct interview but first the JKSC announced the date of the interview.”
The JKSC Secretary was not available for comments despite repeated calls.


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