J&K: CBI Conduct Searches Related To Finance Dept Recruitment Scam

Guwahati: In connection with a case involving alleged anomalies in the written test for Accounts Assistant in Finance (FAA), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted searches at 37 locations in six districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, the investigation agency said in a statement.

According to the CBI, searches were carried out at the homes of the accused and other people, including touts, employees of the Jammu and Kashmir Forest Department, members of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), members of the Indian Air Force, and others, in the districts of Doda, Reasi, Rajouri, Samba, and Udhampur.

Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board (JKSSB) administered the examination in question.

On November 28, 2022, the Jammu and Kashmir government requested that the CBI open an investigation into claims of anomalies in the written test that the JKSSB administered on March 6, 2022 to fill the position of Accounts Assistant Finance (FAA). The verdict was announced on April 21, 2022.

An inquiry committee was previously established by the government of Jammu and Kashmir to investigate into claims of malpractice in the aforementioned examination.

“It was alleged in the report of the Committee that a conspiracy was hatched amongst officials of JKSSB; a private company based in Bengaluru; beneficiary candidates and others which caused gross irregularities in the conduct of written examinations for the posts of Accounts Assistant Finance Department,” the CBI said in a statement.

Moreover, it was said that an unusually high number of chosen candidates came from the Jammu, Kathua and Reasi districts.

It also discovered the alleged rule infringement by JKSSB in that a private organisation in Bengaluru was given the responsibility of setting the test.

Further investigation is underway.

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