Srinagar, July 6: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday has cancelled the selection of candidates for 101 posts made in 2016 in Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB).

The governor administration has taken this decision after an inquiry report was submitted by the inquiry committee which probed the issue of illegal appointments during PDP and BJP government.

Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce Navin Choudhary in a seven page order has cancelled the appointments made in 2017 for the advertisement notification issued in August 2016.

“All the selections made in the KVIB pursuant to advertisement notice No. KVIB/01 of 2016 dated 08.10.2016 are quashed/ cancelled,” the order says.

“The KVIB will provide opportunity of being heard to all candidates appointed to different category of posts pursuant to the advertisement notice dated 08.10.2016 and fulfill all formalities required under law before cancelling the appointment of these candidates,” the order reads further.

The then KVIB Vice Chairman was PDP leader Peer Mansoor and its minister was then BJP legislator Chandra Prakash Ganga.

The inquiry committee, which was led by then Home Secretary R K Goel, report submitted to the Government said that extensive efforts have been made to ascertain all the facts relating to the entire recruitment process, which became a subject matter of high level inquiry.