|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Sept 13: Even before the conduct of exams, the Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) has come under severe criticism, wherein aspirants accused the institute of setting applying criteria as per the convenience and eligibility of a specific applicant.
According to aspirants, this time the institute has come up with very inconvenient and unconventional eligibility criteria, which appears to be set up by keeping already existing person into consideration.
"The institute has advertised notice for some posts, but the criteria appears to adjust someone with such eligibility," the aspirants said, adding that even the purpose for such a criteria is beyond comprehension.
They stated that the institute has advertised notice for certain posts and the unconventional and inconvenient part of it is requirement of salary statement, since the start of work.
"It is inappropriate to ask for a salary statement of the last so many years. For example, I am journalist and have aspired to apply for the post of communication officer, but I cannot provide them bank statement of last five years, because in Jammu and Kashmir most of the media organizations pay by cash, instead of bank transaction," said an aspirant, wishing anonymity.
He further stated that they can understand the need of salary statement of the last employer, but producing salary statement since beginning is not appropriate and has not been followed anywhere.
"Confused with the advertisement notice, I made a call to the concerned Human Resource officer of the JKEDI, he confirmed my doubts, saying applicant has to submit salary statement of all the organization, one has worked with from the beginning," said aspirant, adding that it vindicates that the said criteria is deliberately set to saturate out the competition or to adjust some blue eyed candidate.
He maintained that an applicant with more than five years of experience, especially in journalism cannot be working with a single organization, so it becomes impossible for such an aspirant to apply for the posts.
Meanwhile, a senior officer of the JKEDI said that the criteria are set to ensure that no fake aspirants are applying.
"This criterion is set to ensure that no person with fake experience certificate applies for the post," said officer.
When asked about post selection verification, the officer said that it becomes hectic to call every organization for verifying the veracity of the experience certificate provided by the applicant.
On the allegations of aspirants of setting guidelines to adjust specific applicant, the officer dodged the question and said that they are looking to work on these complaints.