The J&K Services Selection Board (JKSSB) recently announced the Provisional Selection List for the posts of Junior Stenographer, Junior Scale Stenographer, and Steno Typist for UT Cadre, Divisional Cadres, and various District Cadres. The notification was issued under Notification Nos 04, 05, 06, and 07 of 2020 and 01, 02, and 03 of 2021.
The JKSSB received various Indents from Departments for the above-mentioned posts for making direct recruitment. The total number of posts advertised was 217, and the required qualifications included graduation from any recognized university and a six-month certificate course in Computer Application from a recognized institute.
The method of recruitment notified for these posts earmarked 60% weightage to the performance of the candidates in the Computer-Based Test (CBT), and the Shorthand and Skill Test shall carry 20% weightage each. The result/score sheet of the candidates was published based on their performance in the Shorthand and Computer-Based Written Test (CBT) in accordance with the notified criteria.
The JKSSB called upon candidates who had applied for multiple items/posts to indicate the order of their preferences for all such posts to indicate their order of preferences through an online link provided on the official website of the Board. The candidates were also called for Document Verification.
The Provisional Selection List was prepared by a Selection Committee constituted by the JKSSB. The Committee examined various aspects and applied reservation rules, except Horizontal Reservation, as no candidate belonging to the ESM/PwD Category qualified for the final result.
The Selection Committee prepared the Item-wise Provisional Selection List for 179 aforementioned posts in accordance with the merit obtained/eligibility of the candidates and as per the rules in vogue. The remaining 34 posts of various reserved categories belonging to different departments have remained unfilled for want of eligible candidates.
The Provisional Selection List prepared by the above-mentioned Selection Committee was placed before the Board in its 223rd Meeting held on 17.04.2023, which, after deliberations, approved its notification.
However, the Selection for 04 Posts (OM=02, SC=01 & RBA=01) of Personal Assistant, belonging to the Department of Law, Justice & PA, Item No.154, UT Cadre, has not been considered on account of some clarification.
It is important to note that Miscellaneous Application No.61/242/2023 titled Kawaldeep Singh Vs General Administration Department was filed before the Hon’ble CAT Jammu, by some applicants regarding the process of Selection to the posts of Junior Stenographers. The Tribunal passed an interim direction that “Selection and appointment to the posts of Junior Stenographer, Junior Scale Stenographer, and Steno Typist pursuant to Advertisement (Annexure A-1) shall abide by the decision of this Tribunal.”