Srinagar, March 07 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference has slammed the Modi regime on selection and the award of contracts to a tainted and blacklisted Indian company, APTECH, for conducting the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) exams.
Echoing the public rage over the decision, JKNC Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The Company has been penalized by the [Indian] Supreme Court and is on the blacklist of various Indian states including Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. In J&K also the company was accused of blatant irregularities and violations of the law in altering the tender’s terms and conditions. Why is such a company being selected which has consistently failed to provide transparency and accountability in conducting such an exercise, he asked.
“Commercial interest should never outweigh the public interest. As is happening in this case. There is every likelihood of biases, favoritism, and unfairness in the said process,” he said.
There is a major scam at work, he said, “Despite J&K high court’s questioning the awarding of the contract to APTECH, the assigning of the contract to the same company doesn’t stand any reason.” he urged the high court to take Suo moto cognizance of the issues in the public interest.