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    JKSSB withheld recommendation for Lab Assistant Post


    JKSSB withheld recommendation for Lab Assistant Post

    WHEREAS, the Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board vide 

    Notification No. · 01 of 2012, Item No. 057 advertised 03 posts of Lab Assistant 

    "Health and Medical Education Department, Division Cadre Kashmir in OM category 

    under Hon'ble Prime Minister's Special Package for Kashmiri Migrants, and 

    WHEREAS, as per indent/Advertisement Notification the prescribed 

    qualification for the post is "Matric with Diploma in Lab Assistant Training 

    Course from SMF or any other any recognized institute", and 

    WHEREAS, the Board shortlisted 15 candidates@ ratio 1:5 out of the 

    candidates who qualified written test to be called for Viva Voce, and 

    WHEREAS, the Selection List comprising two candidates was 

    forwarded to the Indenting Department vide this office communication No. 

    SSB/Secy/Sel/2017/5389-95 dated 09.06.2017, however, the slot at S.No. 03 of 

    the Selection List was kept unfilled /blank with regard to clarification for 

    consideration/non-consideration of 03 years Diploma programme in Medical 

    Laboratory Technology form SBOTE; and 

    WHEREAS, the Board vide communication No. 

    SSB/Sel/Secy/2017/227 dated 21.02.2017 requested the Commissioner/Secretary 

    to the Government Health and Medical Education Department Civil Secretariat, 

    Jammu to clarify that whether "03 years diploma in Programme in Medical 

    Laboratory Technology" from Directorate of Technical Education can be considered 

    for selection for the post of Lab Assistant or otherwise, and 

    WHEREAS, in reply to the letter dated 21.02.2017, the Health and 

    Medical Education Department vide letter No. HD/NG/79/2017 dated 19.07.2017 

    forwarded a letter from Director, State Board of Technical Education J&K, 

    demanding therein recognition which clearly indicates that they are not recognized 

    from SMF and have also mentioned to go ahead with the selection process as per 

    WHEREAS, as per the decision of 140th Board meeting the matter 

    was taken up with the Indenting Department vide Communication No. 

    SSB/Sel/Secy/2018/10592-93 dated 16.10.2018, in response to this letter the 

    Indenting Department advised to go ahead with the selection for the post of Lab 

    Assistant as per the qualification mentioned in the Indent which is "10+2 with 

    diploma Lab Technician from any recognized institute", and 

    WHEREAS, the candidate namely Samvit Dhar falling in waiting at 

    S.No. 01 in OM category approached the Hon'ble High Court by filling writ petition 

    bearing SWP No. 481/2019 titled Samvit Dhar Vs State of J&K and Others, which 

    has been disposed of by the Hon'ble Court on 14.03.2019, and 

    WHEREAS, the Health and Medical Education Department vide 

    communication No. HD/Legal/NG/MR/33/2019 dated 21.01.2020 advised to fill the 

    post of Lab Assistant strictly as per Indent/Recruitment Rules. The Health and 

    Medical Education Department further conveyed that there is no binding for not 

    considering the candidate who diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from J&K 

    SBOTE, and 

    WHEREAS, the Board decided in the 163rd Board meeting held on 

    19.02.2020 to release the recommendation in favour of the candidate by issuing a 

    speaking order, subject to the condition that the indenting Department shall 

    conduct proper verification of recognition status of diploma candidate (s) produced 

    by the candidate from the State Para Medical Nursing Council, and 

    WHEREAS, the Board constituted a committee vide order No. 226-

    SSB of 2020 dated 09.09.2020 for examining the instant matter and furnish 

    appropriate report/recommendation, and 

    WHEREAS, the said Committee examined the case and reported that 

    the merit list/Selection List needs to be re-drawn as per the prescribed qualification 

    mentioned in the Indent/advertisement notification i.e. "Matric with Diploma in 

    Lab Assistant Training Course from SMF or any other any recognized 

    institute", and 

    WHEREAS, the matter was placed before the Board in its 178th 

    meeting held on 10.01.2021, the Board considered all the facts placed before it and 

    decided to issue speaking order regarding issuance of Selection List as per 

    JKSSB withheld recommendation for Lab assistant Post

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