With Public Service Commission (PSC) still to take a final call on the screening test taken on September 15 for the post of assistant engineers in the civil engineering wing, the fate of about three thousand aspirants who appeared in the exam from all over the state is hanging.
On September 15 this year, Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission conducted a written screening test for 150 posts of assistant engineer in the civil engineering wing. About 3000 candidates appeared in the test and most of the aspirants alleged that the question paper was ‘leaked’ before examination and was set from just one book “Gupta and Gupta”. It has been suspected that this was done in order to favour the ‘select’ aspirants.
After receiving complaints from the applicants, the PSC decided to examine the issue but it has been more than a month and no further move has been made by the department in this regard so far.
As quoted in the local edition of a National daily, a passout of the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar has also alleged that the department wanted to bury the matter with time to give room to “blue-eyed” aspirants who already knew about the questions in the paper.
As per media reports, Abdul Latief Deva, Chairman J&K Public Service Commission, said that the department is looking into the matter and a decision on the issue will be taken very soon.