Aspirants demand postponement of KAS mains exam

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Feb 13: A group of Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) aspirants held a protest at Press Enclave against Public Service Commission (PSC) for putting them under tremendous stress by denying them enough time for sitting in the mains examination today.
The protesters accused the PSC of playing with their carrier by abruptly announcing the dates of the examination.
A group of aspirants said that in 2016, PSC advertised 277 KAS positions and the prelims were conducted in March 2017 but there were some discrepancies in the result.
They said the result was then revised by PSC and 429 aspirants were ousted who were included in the first list. “These 429 aspirants went to the court and the court directed the Commission to allow them to appear in the main exams on ‘equal footing’ on December 31, 2017,” they said, adding “for one month, the aspirants were not notified by PSC to submit the forms. But on 8th February, eight days before the mains exam is scheduled the Commission notified them to submit their forms along with all the documents within two days.”
The aspirants said it is sheer injustice that they are expecting us to get ready for mains in just six days. “There was no preparation time for us as all the aspirants were busy with the case and at the last moment we were informed about the forms,” they alleged.
An aspirant said the case is still pending and there was an uncertainty in other candidates whether the exams will be held or not.
“The aspirants are suffering from mental trauma due to this uncertainty and we are not able to prepare for the exams,” he said
The aspirants appealed that the exams should be differed till the final verdict and they should be given at least two months to prepare for the exams.