J&K Yateem Foundation Rejects Allegations of Nepotism

Neyaz Elahi
Srinagar:  Jammu and Kashmir Yateem Foundation Thursday termed the allegations baseless that candidates for the posts of Project Coordinator and Field Supervisor were selected on the basis of favors and nepotism.

Scores of post graduate students possessing Masters in Social Work (MSW) had alleged that Jammu and Kashmir Yateem Foundation ignored them for their project despite the fact that they were eligible for the posts of Project Coordinator and Field Supervisor. These candidates alleged that Yateem Foundation selected blue-eyed persons as the nepotism runs high in the Foundation Board. This news report filed by CNS was carried by a section of press.

In a press statement issued to media , Jammu and Kashmir Yateem Foundation has said that Foundation in consultation with Save The Children, issued advertisement with clear details about eligibility criteria keeping in view the requirements and preferences.  

“JKYF rejects allegations like “selecting blue eyed persons” and “ignoring MSW candidates” and would like to put on record that out of 462 applications, 105 candidates had applied for Project Coordinator Post and 10 including 2 female candidates were shortlisted in this category. For Field Supervisor Post, JKYF received 219 applications out of which 40 including 10 female  candidates were shortlisted. For Accountant post, 10 candidates including 3 females were shortlisted for which 117 applications had been received,” the statement reads.

The statement issued by JKYF further states that in Project Coordinator category 4 MSW candidates were shortlisted out of 10. Similarly, for Field Supervisor post, 5 MSW and 04 IPCS candidates were shortlisted.  


“J&K Yateem Foundation practices transparent mechanism not only in implementing welfare and rehabilitation programmes for orphans, widows and destitute but also in ensuring competent, professional and dedicated workforce to run the projects and other international programmes in the public interest,” the statement reads. 

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