Jammu & Kashmir

In meeting with MP Neeraj Shekhar, J&K student leader raises issues

SRINAGAR: Student Leader and Jammu and Kashmir Students Association National Convenor Nasir Khuehami here on Friday called on Rajya Sabha Member Parliament Neeraj Shekhar with a request to take up matter with Home Minister Amit Shah for Cancelling Contract to APTECH & look for other reliable agencies to conduct JKSSB exams in the region.

The J&K Service Selection Board (JKSSB) has given contract to private Company APTECH Private Limited to hold recruitment exams in the region. However the same company has been blacklisted in many states including Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Assam and other states. The Delhi High Court has even imposed a penalty of 10 Lakh on APTECH for alleged scams and malpractices in recruitments, which raises serious concerns about their credibility and reliability, he informed MP.

APTECH had bad track record of past. By handing recruitment process to them, J&K Govt will spoil the future of youth of J&K. Thousands of aspirants are protesting since weeks in both the regions, demanding transparency in the exams. JKSSB awarded a contract to tainted firm APTECH, a Mumbai based recruitment agency which has a history of alleged malpractices and irregularities. The future of thousands of students is at stake and it’s responsibility of Centre and J&K Govt to ensure that the recruitment process is transparent and fair, khuehami added while requesting MP for intervention.

During the meeting, Khuehami also took wide array of issues with him ranging from Unemployment, safety, security issues of Jammu and Kashmir students to issue of supernumerary seats for J&K Students in Jamia Millia Islamia. He Urged him that Centre Govt should take necessary measures for the larger benefit of the youth of Jammu and Kashmir.

Rajya Sabha MP gave patient hearing to problems & assured that, all possible steps are being taken for them & would be looked into and addressed on merit. Assuring his full support, the member of Parliament informed, that he will take up matter with the Home Minister & draw his attention towards the issue for its earliest redressal.

He exhorted Khuehami that he should continue to keep highlighting the issues for student welfare, youth welfare and development of the Union territory and should follow them until redressed and resolved.


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