Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday constituted a Committee to conduct an inquiry into the selections made by the J&K Khadi Village and Industries Board (KVIB) against various posts recently.
As per the order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), Principal Secretary to the Government, Home Department R K Goyal has been appointed as Chairman while Principal Secretary to the Government, Health & Medical Education Department Dr Pawan Kotwal and Secretary to the Government, School Education Department Farooq Ahmad Shah have been appointed as committee members.
The terms of reference of the High-Level Inquiry Committee include to enquire into the complaints relating to the alleged unfair selection made by the J&K Khadi and Village Industries Board against various posts; determine as to whether proper procedure as laid down in the relevant rules was followed, as has been done by the other recruiting agencies or not; enquire into the methodology in selecting the agency(ies) for setting the question, evaluation process etc.; and ascertain whether any deviation has been made in the selection process from advertising the posts to the release of selection lists.
The committee is to submit its final report within one month.
Following the allegations of procedural inadequacies in the selection process, Chief Minister had ordered a probe into the selection list.
Interestingly, minutes after the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had ordered a high-level probe into the appointments, Aroot Madni the son of Sartaj Madni had declined to accept the offer of appointment as Executive Officer from the Board.