In a positive move, the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission will accept the Minimum Standard Procedure (MSP) certificates for Ph D holders to February 25. The JKPSC has agreed to add 10 days to the Ph D candidates to submit the MSP certificates as per UGC guidelines of 2009. The Commission said that a number of candidates have sent their MSP certificates by post, and since this could result in delays it has decided to extend the date of acceptance to February 25.
The JKPSC also made it clear that only candidates with MSP certificates as per UGC guidelines would be considered. The process of interviews for various posts would be resumed in the end of February, after the MSP date date is over. The decision by the commission comes independently and has not been taken on directions of the government.