The withdrawal of posts referred from time to time since 2019 for SSRB and PSC by the UT administration has annoyed many aspirants who had applied and were preparing to appear in competitive exams for them. The move has invited criticism from some quarters. Aspirants are casting aspersions on the intentions of the Administration in withdrawing these posts. Those who had applied for these posts are also angry that the two recruitment boards had collected examination fee from them. The Administration has quietly justified the action on many accounts. But it is important for the Administration to respond to the questions raised by the aspiring candidates and also for the information of the general public.
That said, it needs to be appreciated that for the first time, cent percent transparency in recruitment process has been seen under the current regime. Recruitment is done purely on the basis of merit and performance. It has been acknowledged in various quarters that with the current recruitment process, the government has been able to achieve complete transparency in filling the vacancies in all categories. The number of litigations against the recruitment process has drastically declined. Complaints of corruption, nepotism, and favouritism are at the lowest.
Around 8000 recruitments have been made for Class IV category alone. Verification of the credibility of the successful candidates is almost complete. Though the number of educated unemployed youth is swelling, there is at least satisfaction among the people who try their luck about transparency being ensured in the process of recruitment. The withdrawal of posts may be logical. But the Administration should also bear in mind that it was for the first time that aspiring candidates had reposed full faith in the system. The Administration is obliged to keep their faith. The government must answer the legitimate questions being raised by the aspirants.