938 cases pending against SSB in J&K HC: RTI

Jammu, Dec 19: More than 938 cases are pending against the Service Selection Board in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, revealed an RTI query.
“Information received through an application under Right to Information Act reveals that there are over 950 cases pending in Srinagar and Jammu bench of Jammu and Kashmir High Court and Supreme Court of India involving Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board including 12 special leave petitions filed by the board itself before the Superior Courts,” Raman Sharma, the RTI activist said here on Tuesday.
He said that the Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board have unfortunately entangled itself more in legal battles than to concentrate on developing a fair mechanism of recruitment.
“Against the application moved to the RTI wing, it was replied that as on date there are 938 cases pending against the board in the Srinagar and Jammu bench of the J & K High Court,” said Sharma adding that two cases are also pending against the recruitment panel in the Supreme Court of India.
The board itself has also filed 12 Special leave petitions in the High Court and Supreme Court, he said.
JK Services Selection Board has been constituted in exercise of powers conferred by Provision of Section 124 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir and also in the light of Section 15 of J&K Civil Services Decentralisation and Recruitment Act 2010, the board is responsible for making all kinds of non-gazetted appointments in different departments of the state government within time limit with impartiality, objectivity and efficiency using technological innovations, he maintained.
The RTI activist however, have appealed to the Chief Justice of J & K High Court to constitute special benches or make some other arrangements so that these huge pending cases involving JKSSB and JKSPC are cleared expeditiously because these cases involve aspiring young educated youth of the state. (UNI)