Aggrieved KAS aspirants take out protest march against JKPSC

Aggrieved KAS aspirants taking out protest march at Jammu on Tuesday.
Aggrieved KAS aspirants taking out protest march at Jammu on Tuesday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 18: Continuing their protest against alleged errors in preparing the selection list for KAS Mains, the aggrieved candidates today took out a massive march from Jammu University to JKPSC office.
Carrying placards and shouting slogans, the protesting KAS aspirants were demanding an immediate halt of the interview process and an independent judicial probe into the alleged irregularities with immediate effect.
The protest was in negation to the stand of the Commission that the KAS 2016 Mains Result is without any error and there is no scope of any kind of re-checking of the answer scripts.
The aggrieved candidates apprehended that the entire result of KAS 2016 exam is full of errors and bungled since no system checks are in place. They also demanded the manual evaluation of answer scripts by an independent and credible institution like UPSC.
The aggrieved aspirants clearly rejected the arbitrarily and hidden introduction of digital evaluation of answer scripts. They claimed that the instructions issued by JKPSC for Mains examination were defined in accordance to the manual evaluation of answer scripts and no prerequisite regarding digital evaluation were incorporated.
Pertinent to mention that the Chairman JKPSC, in a press conference yesterday, rejected any allegations against the accountability and credibility of the Commission.
The candidates questioned the system which was solely dependent on an 80-year old person and no checks and balances were at place. They alleged that JKPSC couldn’t come up with reasonable justification why the candidates of a particular optional were rewarded for mass cheating and misbehaviour.
During protest demonstration at JKPSC office premises, the aggrieved candidates announced to approach the court seeking probe into alleged irregularities in the KAS Mains result.