Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council that had advertised 82 posts and was supposed to conduct the interviews for the same on December 13 (Tuesday) could not do so on account of the Court Stay challenging the Council move to fill in the vacant posts.

As the aspirants assembled at Bakshi Stadium Srinagar on Tuesday for the interview for the posts for Ground Incharge, Assistant Store Keeper, Electricians, Plumbers and Coaches, they were informed about the Court Stay that sparked a protest there. The aspirants later on gathered in Press Enclave and alleged that State Sports Council didn’t inform them before hand and the information was given to them only when they arrived in the Councils office for interviews.

 “We arrived from far flung areas. It was the responsibility of the State Sports Council to inform the aspirants beforehand through a notification. We believe that the Council didn’t conduct interviews as they have resorted to back door entries,” the protesting aspirants told CNS.

Refuting the allegations, member J&K State Sports Council, Rifat Abdullah said that some workers have challenged Council’s move to fill in the vacant posts. “The hearing of the case is on 15 December and if the Honb’le Court lifts the Stay, we will conduct the proposed interviews,” he said. (CNS)