Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board to Conduct Recruitment Exams After March 15
the J&K Service Selection Board (JKSSB) has received complaints from several candidates regarding poor heating arrangements at the examination centers during the ongoing recruitment exams. The board had conducted written exams for various posts in the first week of February, and candidates have since complained about the lack of proper heating arrangements in the examination hall.
As per the candidates, only one heating gadget was provided for each exam center, which was inadequate to provide warmth to all the candidates in the prevailing cold weather conditions. The aspirants, who appeared for the recruitment exams for various posts, such as labour inspector, labour officer, vehicle inspector, patwari, drivers, and other non-gazetted posts of various departments, have expressed their concerns regarding the poor arrangements.
Many candidates have stated that it was challenging for them to sit and write for around six hours in the examination without proper heating arrangements. They have also claimed that the government was already aware of the cold climatic conditions in the Valley and should not have scheduled the written exams during this time of the year.
The candidates have expressed their apprehension that such poor arrangements in the examination centers could affect their performance and ultimately affect their chances of securing a position.
They have urged the JKSSB to delay the exams in the larger interests of the candidates.
Despite the complaints, the JKSSB has stated that it would conduct major recruitment exams after March 15. It remains to be seen whether the board would take the concerns of the candidates into consideration and ensure adequate arrangements for the upcoming recruitment examsWe understand that having a single heating gadget in a big examination hall will not serve and examinees feel uneasy with such arrangements,” Chairman JKSSB told Greater Kashmir. He said they have decided to schedule all the major recruitment examinations after March 15 for the convenience of the candidates.
“We held exams for a few posts of drivers and other posts recently given the crises in the departments owing to the retirement of employees. But now, all the exams with a huge number ofaspirants will be held after March 15,” he said.