Jammu, May 13: The state government has ordered to postpone the preliminary examinations for KAS and judicial services indefinitely as the Public Service Commission (PSC) is lying defunct. The PSC needs the consent of its Chairman for conducting these examination. The state government has so far failed to appoint the PSC Chairman and its members despite the fact that the state is already facing shortage of KAS officers, according to a source.
The sources added that the work in PSC came to a halt when the PSC Chairman retired last year and so far Chairman and members of the Commission has not been appointed. The preliminary examination for KAS and preliminary objective type test cum screening test were postponed by the PSC till further order because at present the Commission is lying defunct. The PSC can only invite applications but cannot conduct any examinations or interview till chairman is appointed, the sources added. The sources also said that about 2824 other posts in the various departments are awaiting approval of the PSC chairman which have been referred to the PSC for the approval of the commission.
(With Inputs from The Tribune)