STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said here today that National Conference (NC) and PDP are bemoaning Jammu’s misery for which they are themelves responsibile and are shedding crocodile tears over the plight of Jammu which is an outcome of regional discrimination and injustice meted out to Jammu during over four decades of rule by these two political parties.
Dr Jitendra Singh, who arrived at the winter capital today for BJP Election Committee meeting to discuss probable candidates for ensuing District Development Council (DDC) elections, was responding to the two days of continuous and intense sympathising with Jammu by the National Conference and PDP leaders, one after the other. He said, it was during the National Conference and PDP rule of 40 years that the Civil Secretariat was systematically filled with employees from one particular region ignoring the rights of Jammu and Public Service Commission was manipulated to fill all the vacancies including those in professional colleges and higher education teaching institutions in such a way that the candidates from Jammu were left out by design.
As Minister for Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT), Dr Jitendra Singh asked, when the orders for abolition of interview in selection to government jobs were issued across the country on the 1st of Jan 2016, what was it that prevented the PDP headed Government in Jammu & Kashmir from implementing this rule in spite of repeated reminders including personal letters written by him to the then Chief Minister. This, he alleged, was done intentionally to eliminate the written test merit of Jammu candidates for various jobs by giving them poor marks in interview and denying them the selection.
Referring to the crocodile tears being shed by PDP and National Conference leaders over the daily wagers who, according to them, are on roads, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the question to be asked is who is responsible for bringing them on the road. He said, it is a commonly known fact that the Ministers in the successive governments had doled out jobs for cash and bluffed the innocent youth by temporarily appointing them through the back door with the false assurance that they would become automatically permanent. If these governments were so sincere, why did they not regularise these employees during their tenure, it was because they were aware that this would invite litigation and also anger from the unemployed youth who were waiting for regular jobs through the normal selection process, he added.