JKPSC earns Rs 4 cr from unemployed youth in 2 yrs

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 4:  The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission, the highest body for recruitment of Gazetted Officers for the J&K Government has added at least four crore rupees  to its kitty in just nearly 2 years as cost towards the examination forms.
This information has been revealed by the PSC to an RTI activist who sought details about money generated from the un-employed educated youth under Right to Information Act.
The Public Information Officer- cum- Law officer of JKPSC in response to the RTI application has sent a communication through letter No. PSC/RTI/Adm/59/2015 dated 27/10/205  along with copies of letter sent to JKPSC by the Branch heads of Amirakadal branch of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank and Rail Head Complex branch, Manager.
It has been  informed by the manager of the Amirakadal branch that the total amount of fees collected by them on account of sale of forms during the  period  from 01/01/2014 to 13/09/2015) is Rs 3,48,92832 (Rupees Three Crore Forty Eight Lakhs  Ninety Two Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Two ) and the same has been credited to their account (JKPSC).
In his communication, the manager  has also informed that the said amount is only for account No. CD 3013. During the same period the bank branch has also received service charges or commission during the same period of Rs 1,16,840.
Whereas, the manager of Rail Head Complex, Jammu branch of J&K Bank,  has informed that amount deposited in your account (JKPSC) No. 0008 from sale of all types of form w.e.f 01/01/2014 to 13/09/2015 is Rs. 50, 88, 034. (Rupees fifty Lakh Eighty Eight Thousand and Thirty four).
It is pertinent to mention here that there is a vide spread demand from the political parties,  social activists, parents and the student community to reduce the hefty amount of fees charged by the JKPSC from unemployed youth and aspiring candidates for different kinds of posts and examinations.

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