Recruitment body issues bribe advisory to aspirants

Srinagar, Jan 01: Many people have been seeking “bribe” from job aspirants in Jammu and Kashmir, prompting the authorities to issue an advisory.
The Service Selection Recruitment Board (SSRB) has sought applications for hundreds of posts in various departments. However, many people have been seeking money from candidates on the pretext to secure their selection for these posts.
The SSRB has received scores of complaints that candidates were asked to pay bribe and in return would “secure their selection”.
“A candidate told the SSRB official that a person who claimed to be a senior official of the Board demanded Rs 5 lakh for ensuring selection of junior assistant post,” an official of the SSRB said.
“When we enquired, we got to know that no SSRB employee had sought any bribe. They dupe candidates in the name of providing jobs or securing their selection,” the official said.
The official said that Board has been often receiving complaints from candidates that they were demanded bribe in the name of ensuring their selection.
“Some candidates fall in the trap of these people who cheat them. Their motive is to mint the money,” the official said.
A candidate told the SSRB that a person, claiming to be Board’s representative, told him would “ensure” his selection if he pays him money. After which the candidate approached the SSRB whether the said person is its employee.
“When we enquired it came to fore that the mobile number from which he was calling him was registered outside the state,” the official said.
During enquiry, the official said that at least three numbers have been traced to subscribers in Bihar.
“These are not associated with the SSRB but their motive is to dupe the candidates.”
It has been learnt that several politicians and party workers have been seeking money from candidates on the pretext of providing them jobs.
A police official said that candidates who are being demanded money could approach the police with a complaint.
“People should not fall in their trap by giving them money,” the official said.
Meanwhile, the SSRB has advised all candidates not to fall into the trap of such “fraudsters”.
“The board clarifies that no employee of SSRB has any access to the confidential activities of the examination process. The board so urges candidates to bring any such more incidents to its notice immediately,” the Secretary SSRB said.

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