|Early Times Report |
Srinagar, July 7: Even as the Governor administration cancelled the KVIB selection list after nearly two years of the controversial examination, a new twist to the tail has emerged, as Controller Examination and then Law Secretary had already conveyed to the CID department about the "unfairness" of the exams, asking it to conduct an "in-depth probe" to ascertain the validity of the exercise.
Sources told Early Times that soon after the examination for the said posts were finished, the then Law Secretary Abdul Majeed, who was designated as Controller for the said examination, had raised doubt on its fairness after receiving feedback from the Administrative Secretary, Industries and Commerce, and from other quarters.
The Controller, according to sources, had even gone ahead and asked IGP, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to conduct an in-depth probe into the conduct of exams, which, as per sources laid the foundation for termination of the whole selection list by the Governor.
The letter written by the senior bureaucrat to IG, CID reveals that he as Controller had not visited majority of the exam centers due to his tight schedule as Law Secretary, giving ample space to others to manipulate the exercise to the best of their advantage.
"Due to paucity of time and engagements in the office as Secretary of Law, I could not visit the examination centers during the examination except on 6th August, at Jammu centers only. However, all the requisite arrangements were made for supervisory staff and observers for the conducting the examination. There are some complaints against the examination process, that same was not fair as Administrative Secretary Industries and Commerce department also requested for the same verbally to me. It is as such requested to make an in-depth verification in the matter," reads the letter of then Law Secretary to IG, CID vide No.PS/LS/2017-27 dated 94-09-2027.
Sources further said that the Law Secretary was not happy with the way the exam was conducted, hence he wanted a thorough investigation into every aspect of the matter. It is learnt that it was his communication to CID that laid the foundation for Governor administration's decision to terminate the selection list.