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Scam whiff over recruitment of patwarisRajinder Singh Brar interacts with mediapersons in Bathinda on Thursday. Photo: Vijay Kumar

Scam whiff over recruitment of patwaris

Father of a candidate says those with less marks than that scored by his son got jobs26 May 2017 | 12:48 AM

BATHINDA: Father of a candidate who applied for a job for the post of patwari today alleged that the recruitment process was flawed and that candidates with marks less than that scored by his son in the ex-serviceman quota was chosen while his son was not selected.

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Nikhila Pant Dhawan

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, May 25

Father of a candidate who applied for a job for the post of patwari today alleged that the recruitment process was flawed and that candidates with marks less than that scored by his son in the ex-serviceman quota was chosen while his son was not selected.

Levelling allegations, Rajinder Singh Brar of Lal Singh Basti said the Director Land Record, Government of Punjab, had advertised on September 10, 2016, regarding recruitment for 1,227 vacant posts of patwari in the Revenue Department and 857 posts of patwari in the Canal Department.

Of these, he stated, 226 posts had to be filled from the ex-servicemen quota.

He said his son Manpreet Singh Brar had also applied for the post in this category and appeared for the examination.

The result was declared on November 29 and Manpreet scored 35.25 marks.

“On December 21, the shortlisted candidates were called for counseling and my son’s name was kept in the waiting list. Later, we got to know that all posts had been filled and the chosen candidates had even been allotted places of posting. Through an RTI query, I got to know that as many as 142 candidates who had scored less than 35.25 marks were given jobs and allotted posting, which is a clear violation as per the merit list,” Brar said.

He demanded that the state government must look into the alleged recruitment scam, take action against the culprits and give jobs to the deserving candidates.

Rajinder Singh Brar said he had already filed a writ petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the recruitment procedure and demanded that it should be scrapped.

“It’s not only about my son, it’s a matter concerning the misuse of power by some government officials. It is because of some corrupt officials that the public is losing faith in the functioning of the government. If deserving candidates are not to be given jobs, then the government should not hold recruitment procedure,” he said.

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College notes

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Snippets

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Campus Notes

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BATHINDA: The Sanitation Workers Union today called off its strike in the evening after officials of the Municipal Corporation agreed to send the proposal of removing councillors from the recruitment selection panel to the state government.

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