Aggrieved KAS aspirants protest alleging mass error in Mains result

Aggrieved KAS aspirants protesting on Thursday.
Aggrieved KAS aspirants protesting on Thursday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Dec 6: Alleging mass error in KAS 2016 Mains Examination result, the aspirants who could not get through for the final interview, today protested against J&K Public Service Commission and demanded that the entire result must be scrutinized.
The aggrieved aspirants organised a mass protest at Jammu University and then marched towards JKPSC office, Jammu where they submitted a memorandum of their demand.
They claimed that despite performing well in all their papers, they were not in the list of candidates shortlisted for Personality Interviews. They alleged that there was a high chance of mass error in assessment of the answer scripts of various optional and GS papers.
“It’s almost unbelievable that an aspirant who has appeared four times in interview was not able to qualify KAS 2016 Mains examination and that too in a situation where he/she not only performed well but the advertised posts were four times as compared to previous examination,” said one of the aggrieved protesters. Click here to watch video
The aggrieved aspirants demanded that JKPSC should take strict cognizance of the matter and the entire result must be scrutinized. They also appealed the Governor and PMO to intervene in this regard and initiate a high level inquiry into the entire recruitment process of KAS 2016 Mains Examination.
“If our demands are not considered, we are even ready to knock the doors of SC. It’s total irony that in a State where the corruption and unemployment rate is at its peak, the deserving and meritorious candidates are forced to sit at logger heads while their career is destroyed by the irregularities in the System,” they warned.
Later, a delegation of aggrieved KAS aspirants met the Chairman and Controller Examination, JKPSC and forwarded a representation in this regard. However, the JKPSC purportedly rejected all the allegations made by the aggrieved aspirants.
It may be recalled that the KAS 2016 Mains examination was conducted from 2nd of July to 8th August, 2018 after a delay of one year. The result of KAS 2016 Mains examination was declared on 4th of December where JKPSC via a notification dated 4.12.2018 shortlisted 963 aspirants out of the total 6427 candidates who appeared in the examination.
Earlier, the entire KAS 2016 examination process was variously challenged in High Court at different stages, citing discrepancies and irregularities in the recruitment process.