SKICC Refutes TOI Report

Srinagar: The SKICC management Saturday made it clear that Anees-ul-Islam has been appointed as Research Officer in the said organization purely on the basis of merit and the CID wing of the J&K Police has also given satisfactory/non-involvement report in favor of the selected candidate.

Responding to the media reports that the kin of Hurriyat veteran Syed Ali Geelani was appointed through back door, Director SKICC, in a statement said that an advertisement notification No: 01-SKICC of 2016 dated: 03.10.2016, was issued by SKICC for the appointment against one post of Research Officer in the open merit category. “The advertisement notice was issued through the Department of Information and the same was published in leading newspapers of the State,” it said.

“The requisite educational/professional qualification for the post of Research Officer in the organization is MBA from any recognized university/institution,” it said adding that SKICC being a Society, headed by the Governing Body, has its own recruitment rules, which do not provide for referring the vacancies to the recruiting agencies like J&K Public Service Commission and J&K Services Selection Board.

The statement said that in response to the advertisement notice, the SKICC received 196 applications and for the purpose of short-listing of candidates, it was decided that the applicants, who had secured 75% and above marks in the MBA be called for interview/viva voce. “A panel of the officers was accordingly constituted for conducting the interview of the shortlisted candidates and the interviews were conducted on 05.11.2016 at SKICC, Srinagar,” it said adding that out of 196 applicants, who had applied for the said post, 35 candidates, who had secured the requisite qualifying marks or above in MBA, were called for interview and only 32 candidates appeared in the interview on the said date.

According to the statement, the Selection Committee finalized the selection list for the post of Research Officer on the basis of merit and following the set criteria and guidelines governing the recruitment in SKICC.

“In terms of the set criteria, the merit list was drawn by the Selection Committee and submitted to the competent authority for approval for appointment of the suitable candidate, who secured 1st position in order of merit,” the statement said adding that the select list was issued on 30.11.2016 and accordingly, Anees-ul-Islam, the 1st position holder in order of merit, was appointed against the said post.

It said the CID wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police has also given satisfactory/non-involvement report in favor of the selected candidate.

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