Jammu, Feb 01: J&K Services Selection Board (JKSSB) today issued advertisements for 1235 posts for five New Medical Colleges in the State.
“247 posts under 41 different advertisement items, referred by Health and Medical Education Department have been advertised for each new Medical College,” said a statement issued by Malik Suhail, PRO, JKSSB.
Pertinently, the new medical colleges have been established at Rajouri, Doda, Kathua, Anantnag and Baramulla.
JKSSB spokesman said that filling of online application forms shall commence from 4 February 2019 and the last date for submission of online application forms shall be 27 February 2019 for these posts.
He said the candidates are required to apply only through online mode on JKSSB’s web portal www.ssbjk.in and no other mean/mode of application shall be accepted. “The candidates are advised to carefully read details in the advertisement before filling online application forms,” he said and added that since most of these posts require technical qualifications, the candidates are urged to apply only if they meet the prescribed qualification(s).
Malik said the candidates shall be personally responsible for filling the details in the online application forms and the information/details furnished by them shall be treated as final for the purpose of determining the eligibility/claims of the candidates. “No claim on account of non-filling of information shall be entertained subsequently,” he said and added that the candidates are requested to carefully fill the details in online application forms, as subsequent claims for change of data with regard to category, qualifications and other particulars not only leads to delay in finalization of selections but also triggers avoidable litigations, hampering the selections. Further, only such of the candidates, who have acquired eligibility in all respects till the last date of submission of online application forms, are eligible to apply, he said.
JKSSB spokesman said that for the convenience of the candidates, the Board has also introduced ‘Preview’ option, which allows the candidates to preview the details filled in the application form before its actual submission. Candidates are advised to use this option to check the correctness of the data filled in the application forms, before its submission.
“Any person who finds difficulty in submission of application form due to any technical issue or who may like to seek a clarification is required to send a self-explanatory mail at email@example.com,” he said and added that no other mode of submission in this context would be valid. Moreover, only the grievances pertaining to the active applications will be replied through the email, he said.
Meanwhile, the spokesman said that JKSSB has also issued an advertisement for 20 different posts of Forensic Science Laboratory of the Home Department, for which the candidates can fill their online application forms from 5 February 2019 onwards upto 27 February 2019.
He said the Board has also forwarded a proposal to the Government seeking consideration of relaxation of Rule 14 of the Jammu and Kashmir (Civil Services Decentralization) Recruitment Rules, 2010, in respect of selections for 56 items comprising 212 posts, of various departments, advertised by the Board vide Advertisement Notification No: 01 of 2018 dated 02.04.2018, so that the process of viva/interview for these posts is dispensed with and criteria for selection is notified prior to scheduling of written tests for these selections.
Crackdown launched on illegal selling of tobacco products in Srinagar
Crackdown launched on illegal selling of tobacco products in Srinagar
Srinagar, Jun 25: The Srinagar administration Tuesday launched a city-wide crackdown on illegal sale of cigarettes among other tobacco products holding simultaneous inspections of markets in various areas.
The inspections were held in the wake of growing concerns about increasing prevalence of substance abuse in Srinagar and to verify adherence to the Cigarettes & Other Tobacco Products Act or COTPA 2003 which prohibits advertisement of and provides for regulation of trade and commerce in production and distribution of cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Large number of stores and vendors situated at different places were found selling cigarettes without the mandatory pictorial warnings on packets thereof. Huge cache of such cigarettes was also seized from various markets during the inspections.
Some 50 stores and vendors including those found selling cigarettes among other tobacco products close to schools among other educational institutions in violations of COTPA and violating other provisions thereof were booked with several of them sealed during the inspections.
It is notable that the data suggests that the annual amount spent on tobacco consumption in Srinagar is a staggering Rs 131 crore which is the highest in the State. This among other forms of substance abuse involving both genders is growing into a serious cause of concern in the district.
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary who has issued strict instructions to concerned officers to crackdown on violators and offenders said violations of COTPA account for serious offences and will be dealt with in the context of public safety.
Dr Shahid assured of sustained efforts to check substance abuse in Srinagar but also urged the general public and parents in particular to do their bit emphasizing their important role therein and to assist the administration in its efforts to curb prevalence thereof.
Last month a district level coordination committee comprising 15 members from different departments and organisations was constituted in the district for the implementation of COTPA.
Different members of the committee have been assigned different roles and responsibilities for ensuring effective and functional application of tobacco control in the district.
Amit Shah should start process of dialogue with all stakeholders: Sagar
Srinagar, Jun 25: Ahead of the visit of union Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference has hoped that the central government will begin dialogue on Kashmir to restore peace in the state.
National Conference General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar said that Kashmir valley is going through bloodshed, tension and arrests of youth on daily basis which further deteriorate the situation.
“Home ministers visit Kashmir, but this time we hope the visiting home minister will start process of dialogue with all stakeholders here which will help improve the situation,” he said.
He said that the daily pensive situation, ongoing bloodshed, and arrests of youth will stop only through initiatives of peace through dialogue.
“We hope the visit of home minister should make difference in Kashmir situation. If the home minister starts any dialogue process to which will improve situation here, we welcome it,” he said.
Expressing the displeasure with the Reservation Bill brought up the home minister, Sage said that NC is against the procedure which was adopted by the central government.
“The procedure adopted by the centre government to bring the bill violation of article 370. We are not against reservation for any particular section of people. We are against the procedure adopted by the government,” he said.
He said that Member Parliament of National Conference Dr Farooq Abdullah will take a stand over the bill in the ongoing session of Parliament.
Amit Shah should inaugurate a new era of engagement in Kashmir: Faesal
Srinagar, Jun 25: President J&K Peoples Movement Shah Faesal has said that on his maiden visit to Kashmir as Home Minister, Amit Shah should inaugurate a new age of engagement and reach out to people of the State.
In a statement issued, Shah Faesal said that Central Government led by PM Narendra Modi has an extraordinary opportunity to take bold decisions on Kashmir and bring peace to Valley while taking all stakeholders on board.
He argued for initiation of dialogue process, resumption of Cross LoC trade, freeing of political prisoners who are in jails for minor offenses, among other political initiatives needed at this hour.
Shah Faesal also called for immediate implementation of Universal Basic Income scheme for BPL households of the State, age relaxation of UPSC/JEE IIT aspirants from J&K State, improvement of inter-provincial road connectivity and four-laning if Srinagar-Salamabad, Srinagar-Teetwal roads.
JKPM President expressed hope that the Home Minister would facilitate creation of an environment of peace in which developmental activity and will pick up and Tourism potential of the State will be harnessed.