‘Mega Recruitment Drive’ raises mega brows

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Srinagar: Even as a private firm here has flooded some newspapers with advertisements pertaining to what is being projected as a “Mega Recruitment Drive”  promising dream jobs with “handsome salaries”, many job aspirants are apprehensive of the genuineness of the notifications.

The private firm based here in the civil lines, and equipped with a website, claims to be a conglomerate, serving more than 360 businesses worldwide, within the county and abroad.

As a part of the recruitment drive, the firm is offering some 500 job openings within Kashmir and elsewhere in the country. Interestingly at a time when the normal life across the Valley is paralyzed for the past over three months of continued unrest, with private sector having virtually collapsed, the firm is offering some 300 jobs in the summer capital here itself.

The jobs being offered within the City and elsewhere include variety of openings ranging from Chartered Accountants and Managers to Office Boys and Sweepers.

While the last date for the submission of application form is October 30, the interviews are scheduled to start from October 31 till November 4, 2016.

Though as per the newspaper advertisements, there is still time left for interviews to commence, surfing the website gives apparently contradictory information. “Interview Notice Canditates who have submitted Appliaction form on 27/10/2016 are requested to appear in interview on 28/10/2016 ,” reads the dialog box which pops up on opening the job portal.

The firm website however swears by its services and commitment. “Our Vision: To Be A Premium Global Conglomerate, With A Clear Focus On Each Of The Businesses,” reads the vision statement.

In “Our Mission”, the firm states, is “To Deliver Superior Value To Our Customers, Shareholders, Employees And Society At Large.”

Among “Our Values”, the firm says “Integrity: Acting And Taking Decisions In A Manner That Is Fair And Honest. Following The Highest Standards Of Professionalism And Being Recognized For Doing So. Integrity For Us Means Not Only Financial And Intellectual Integrity, But Encompasses All Other Forms As Are Generally Understood.”

But lack of “requisite clarification in the ongoing job offer” has raised apprehensions among the minds of unemployed youth of this trouble torn region as the firm is charging Rs 550 fee for submission of the recruitment forms.

While hundreds of youth in the job-starved Valley have already deposited the fee, others had some queries.

But telephonic contact looks difficult. While the two mobile numbers given on the advertisement for contact do not function, even the email mention on the company website is not operational.

Today when Kashmir Observer tried to contact the firm on the email for reply to certain queries with regard to the story, the mail bounced back.

Official sources said District Magistrate Farooq Ahmed Lone has  received some complaints from job aspirants who are apprehensive about the fate of applying for the job with this firm.

Officials said the DM has directed Sub District Magistrate Hanief Balki and the Superintendent of Police south Srinagar to visit the firm office for verification.

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