Jammu, July 25: The present situation in Kashmir has led to a damaging delay in the selection process of multiple gazetted and non-gazetted posts. This has been caused to do the deferment of written tests and interviews for competitive exams owing to the lack of access to internet for candidates and as any new notification on the government portals is meaningless.
“The state public service commission (PSC) has postponed the written tests and interviews for all gazetted posts till further orders due to trouble in the Valley and suspension of Internet services. We have also extended the date of filing of online application forms for combined competitive (preliminary) examination and for the posts of veterinary assistant surgeon by at least 15 days as and when the Internet services are restored,” a senior official said as quoted by the Tribune
The official said the interviews for the posts of assistant professors in various disciplines of Higher Education Department and written test for the post of medical officer have also been postponed till further orders.
The PSC is entrusted with the task of selecting the deserving persons for manning the civil services and posts (gazetted category).
Similarly, Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB), which conducts selections for non-gazetted categories of posts, has also deferred the interviews in view of the tension in the Valley. “The interviews for the post of junior stenographer under state and divisional cadre have been postponed in view of restrictions in the Kashmir valley,” an official notification said.
Not just the recruitment for government jobs, but also the academic activities of educational institutions has been severely affected as the Central University of Kashmir, Kashmir University, Islamic University of Science and Technology and J&K Board of School Education have postponed their examinations keeping in view the turmoil in the valley.
The JKBOSE had also been forced to defer the examinations for Class XI. “We had conducted only two papers of Class XI in the Kashmir region while the remaining three papers will be conducted later,” Veena Pandita, Secretary of the board, said.