Thousands have applied, paying ` 200 as fees
An NGO which goes under the title of Regional Social Welfare and Rural Development, has come under the scanner of government for luring gullible youth with a promise of providing them jobs on various posts.
The organisation has advertised 1500 posts that include Senior Assistant, Junior Assistant and other posts as well. According to the government officials thousands of unemployed youth have applied for the posts advertised by the NGO.
“People are linking this NGO with government given the resemblance of its name with Rural Development department but government is not aware about the functioning of this organization who are luring people for Jobs,” the officials said. The candidates have to pay an amount of Rs 200 to apply for these posts. “This is another trick to mint money under the garb of jobs. Thousands of candidates have applied for these posts and the amount tunes up to lakhs,” the official said.
Meanwhile Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) Dr. Shah Faesal told Greater Kashmir that he had already referred the matter to JK Police.
“This NGO advertised these posts some two months back and that time as Deputy Commissioner Bandipora I wrote to Inspector General of Police, Kashmir to start some investigation into it,” Faesal said, adding that the move started by this NGO was suspicious as it resembles the old Endowment insurance which later turned out to be a big fraud.
“We don’t know about the source of their finance so felt something suspicious and took up the matter with JK Police,” he said. Moreover the NGO has now shortlisted names at district level and scheduled interview of the applicants as well. However the district administration in Kupwara withheld the same and ordered an independent inquiry in to the matter.
“The NGO had informed the DCs and asked for assistance of a government official to conduct the interview,” officials said.
Confirming the development Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara Rajiv Ranjan said an inquiry has been ordered into the matter and interview in district Kupwara has been put on hold till the investigation is completed. “We don’t know the source of funding and it looks like a government department which in future may create law and order problems. We will first sort it out and then only will allow this NGO to function here,” Deputy Commissioner said, adding that Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara has also been asked to initiate a detailed Inquiry into the matter. “Let people know that it is not a government department but an NGO.”