Fresh recruitment rules are anti-youth, against constitution: JKAP

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Srinagar: Alleging that fresh recruitment rules are anti-youth and against the constitution, Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) chief Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari said on Friday that it was completely prejudicial in nature and should be rolled back and modified in accordance with the standard rules governing the recruitment process across the country.
The new recruitment rules for Class-IV jobs notified by the J&K government on Thursday are completely prejudicial in nature and should be rolled back and modified in accordance with the standard rules governing the recruitment processes across the country.
In a statement issued here this afternoon, Bukhari castigated the administration for handling such a sensitive issue in a causal and mundane manner which is not only detrimental to the interests of lakhs of unemployed youth but are fraught with dangerous ramifications for the peace and progress of Jammu and Kashmir.
“In the new recruitment rules notified on June 4, 2020 the administration has incorporated SRO-202 clauses which are not only obsolete but brazenly, unconstitutional in nature. The five-year probation instead of two years with denial of increments is totally against the right to equality enjoyed by all other citizens across the country except for the residents of J&K,” Bukhari said, while urging for personal intervention of the union home minster into the matter.
He said that the SRO 202 was formulated by the previous elected government under the constitution of erstwhile state of J&K, which presently stands revoked. “Since the Indian constitution and law is directly applicable to Jammu and Kashmir how can SRO 202 be still valid in such a situation? The government of India cannot have double standards for residents of J&K while the citizens in all others states enjoy equal rights under the constitution of the country. This contradiction needs to be alleviated, sooner the better,” he remarked.