Class-IV Recruitment: J&K Govt ‘earns’ over ₹5 Crore from jobless

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SRINAGAR — For nearly 10,000 Class IV jobs, Jammu and Kashmir government has earned over five Crore rupees from jobless youth of the Union Territory so far. However, the amount may swell further as the candidates from the UT are registering themselves with each passing day.

The registration and online application submission for the Class IV jobs in Jammu and Kashmir commenced from July 10, 2020 while as per the figure available with us, a total of 2,92,150 registrations have been done by the candidates on JKSSB’s Online Portal and 1,51,650 candidates completed their online application submission process for Class IV posts.

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Officials said that Rs 350 each candidate has been set by the government as the application submission fee for the candidates.

Pertinently, the Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) had advertised 8,575 Class IV posts for District / Divisional / Union Territory cadre in various departments under the provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Appointment to the Class-IV (Special Recruitment) Rules, 2020, in pursuance of General Administration Department’s Revised Indent No. GAD/Mtg/RB-IV/50/2020; Dated: 22.06.2020 under Advertisement Notification No. 01 of 2020; Dated: 26.06.2020.

Earlier, in a presser, Jammu and Kashmir Principal Secretary, Rohit Kansal had said that the government has identified more than 10 thousand vacancies at different levels for the recruitment purpose. The vacancies are available in various departments.

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Each candidate has submitted Rs 350 as registration fee, which culminates the figure for 1,51,650 candidates as Rs 5,30,77,500.

It is worth mentioning here that the job advertisement has created confusion among the aspirants as maximum qualification for the posts have been fixed up to 12th standard only.

Notably, reports quoting Deputy Director, Employment (Central), Shahid Mehmood said that as of December 2019, at least 2.5 lakh unemployed youth — including 1.5 lakh postgraduates and PhD scholars — have registered with the department.

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