Commission protests against contractorsMembers of the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (PSC) have declared they will not participate in any decision making until the contracts of some temporary workers were terminated.
Three of the four members that comprise the Jammu and Kashmir PSC made the announcement in protest at allegations that five consultants and temporary computer operators had engaged in “selective leaking” which had compromised a number of proposals.
The accused had been responsible for handling critical data of public sector examinations and evaluation and the allegations have prompted a petition to be sent to the State Governor requesting intervention.
Two of the dissident members, Javed Makhdoomi and Kulbhushan Jandial reportedly wrote to the Chairman of the Commission demanded that the contracted officials be discharged and removed from all processes.
“Another related issue is the unauthorised and illegal engagement of consultants by the Secretary, for handling this data against Commission decision and in gross violation of the Statutory Regulations,” the members wrote.
“Instead of correcting the system regrettably you are continuing with such violations.
The Secretary of the PSC has defended the use of the consultants saying the proposals had been “prepared on the basis of opinions solicited from various”.
Srinagar, 7 January 2013
Edition 344, 15 January 2013