PSC will not accept ‘Equivalence Certificate’ of candidates for the posts of APs

Jammu, January 06: In another decision made by the state Public Service Commission (PSC), the “equivalence or general certificate” which does not connote the awards of PhD degree under the UGC Regulation 2009 will not be accepted.

The decision has been made after the Jammu University’s goof-up and has left hundreds of candidates who have applied for the posts of assistant professor in degree colleges puzzled. However, the candidates shortlisted for interview which is to be held from January 7 to 10 will be allowed to appear with a rider that they would have to produce a document containing the date of registration under PhD programme and date of implementation of the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedures for awards of MPhil/PhD Degree) Regulation, 2009 by January 15.

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“The documents shall be entertained only if issued by the designated/competent authority of the university concerned. However, for the candidates whose interview schedule has been notified from January 7 to January 10, it has been decided that in case they are not in a position to submit these documents by January 10 or at the time of interview may furnish an undertaking at the time of interview that they shall submit the same by January 15, failing which their candidature shall be deemed to have been rejected ab initio,” the notification further said.

The report suggests that the commission has issued this notification on the basis of the decision of Jammu University to recall these certificates. The shortlisted candidates are of the view that by doing this JU has put their future on stake.

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