KU takes job seekers for ride by delaying recruitment

Aspirants smell a rat in entire process

Suhail Bhat

Srinagar, Feb 21: Two years after inviting online applications for various non-teaching positions in Kashmir University the Varsity has not proceeded ahead in the requirement process leaving the aspirants in a state of confusion.
The aspirants accused the varsity of contributing towards the staggering unemployment rate in the Valley by adopting such measures. “It seems they forgot the notification after issuing. This might be a routine process for them but it has dashed the hopes of hundreds of unemployed youth who have applied for the posts,” an aspirant told Excelsior.
On May 16, 2018, the University invited online applications from the residents of the region for 22 non-teaching positions. Subsequently, the aspirants submitted an application with a hope to get employed. However, they are waiting for the next step of the recruitment for the last two years.
“I submitted the forms and was waiting for written examination but that did not happen. It is taking a toll on my health,” another aspirant who has applied for the post of a Lab Assistant, told Excelsior. What is adding to the miseries of the aspirants, he said, is the lack of communication from the Varsity regarding the notification.
The aspirants lamented that they did not know the status of the notification as University administration has not communicated anything in this regards. “We even went to the university, but they did not provide any information. How can an institution like this behave so carelessly,” an aspirant said.
The aspirants smell a rat in the entire process. “Interestingly, during the issuance of the notification the Vice-Chancellor of the University changed which might have derailed the process,” an aspirant informed.
He alleged that the University is taking the aspirants on ride by such measures. “Either the notification was issued by former VC to fill in some blue-eyed candidates or the current administration is in a bid to do so. In both the cases the poor aspirants who were waiting with baited breath are suffering,” he said.
The aspirants said if the university administration has to induct some blue-eyed people they should stop issuing public notifications. “They should stop enacting this drama directly recruit those people. That way we would neither keep an eye on such jobs and nor waste our money,” another aspirant said.
When the Registrar of the university was called for the issue he did not respond.