KL NEWS NETWORK
The impasse over the recruitment of the Assistant Professors in the higher education department is likely to end within two days with Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) taking a final call over the MSP issue this week.
Secretary PSC Shakeel-ur-Rehman told KNS that the commission is working for the resolution of the issue due to which the recruitment of the assistant professors had to be kept in limbo. He added that a concrete decision in this regard shall be taken within two days of time.
“Things will get clear within the period of two days. We are hopeful that we will resolve this issue in accordance to the guidelines,” Rehman said.
The interview process for Assistant Professor posts was withheld by Commission, following the recalling of Minimum Standard Procedure (MSP) certificates or equivalent certificates issued by Jammu as well as Kashmir University ab-initio.
The interviews in Mathematics, Physics and English were conducted by Commission and those PhD candidates, who had submitted the MSP certificates issued by Universities of Jammu as well as Kashmir, were also allowed in those interviews but in the meantime both these universities recalled the certificates, creating problems for PSC authorities.
The candidature of those PhD candidates, who were interviewed in the above mentioned subjects, has come under questioning, due to which the interviews in other subjects were also stalled.
The JKPSC had given fifteen days’ time to PhD students for submission of MSP certificates afresh, given the recalling of MSP certificates by state universities but it has been more than one month, there was no headway in that direction.
There are nearly 800 candidates who have applied on the basis of PhD degrees and the interviews would be held as per the recruitment rules of Higher education department, according to which, allowing candidates devoid of MSP, is illegal.