JAMMU, FEB 09:
Alleging malpractices, nepotism, corruption and regional discrimination with Jammu in the process of selections conducted by PSC for the post of Asstt. Professors in various disciplines in the department of Higher Education, a battalion of Panthers Party activists led by Mr. Harsh Dev Singh Chairman JKNPP and Mr. Yash Paul Kundal State President Young Panthers along with scores of aggrieved aspirants held a vociferous protest demonstration outside PSC against the biased selection process to Government services in Jammu today.
While addressing the media, Mr. Harsh Dev Singh said that several deputations of educated youth of Jammu comprising PhDs and MPhils who represented to him had alleged huge regional bias in recruitments made by PSC in the recent past.
He said that the select lists of lecturers and Asstt. Professors issued by the PSC during the last around two years as presented by various delegations revealed abysmally low share of Jammu region in the said recruitments and demonstrated the highly biased nature of selections. He said that it was ironical that despite a higher proportion of Jammu region candidates getting shortlisted for the purpose of interviews, their share in the final select lists was negligible.
He regretted that the alleged bias and prejudice in the selections had not only demoralized the aspiring Jammu youth but sparked colossal outrage which needed immediate attention of the Government and the PSC.
Prominent among those who spoke on the occasion included Rajesh Padgotra, Gagan Pratap, Purshotam Parihar, Nirmal Kishore, Partap Singh, Parduman Singh, Kailash Mohan, Mohinder Singh, Rajesh Gondhi, Raj Kumar, Udhayveer, Gurcharan Singh, Mangal Singh, Soni Sambyal, Ritika Dogra, Sumeet Kour, Neetu Mahajan, Ajay Kumar, Pallavi Mahajan, Rimpy Gupta, Anuradha, besides others.