Revenue Officials Stir Takes Toll On CET Aspirants

SRINAGAR: The ongoing strike by the Revenue officials is taking a heavy toll on those students who aspire to appear in Common Entrance Test (CET). 

Most of the students who have submitted their forms for the said test are lacking Permanent Resident Certificates (PRC) for which Patwaris have to issue necessary documents based on revenue records.

Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) in its clear cut guidelines have asked all the aspirants to submit all the documents including PRC till May 22. “No under process document will be entertained. In case any student fails to submit his PRC, he will not be eligible for the test,” BOPEE guidelines read.

“We are wandering from pillar to post trying to motivate the authorities but they don’t listen to us. Revenue Officers are on strike and without them we can’t get PRCs,” said an aspirant.

Another aspirant from South Kashmir said that he somehow motivated a Patwari and got all the formalities fulfilled. “I was surprised when the Tehsildar refused to entertain my documents. The officer told me that where from he got all the formalities fulfilled as Patwaris were on strike. I was puzzled to see the behavior and attitude of that officer,” he said.

The aspirants appealed the government to find a way so that they can appear in Common Entrance Test. (CNS)

Strike Enters 41st Day

Revenue officials (Patwaris) across Jammu and Kashmir continued their strike for 41st consecutive day on Saturday in support of their various demands, including removal of pay anomalies. 

They have reiterated to continue their strike till the government does not accept all their demands.

Under the banner of All Jammu and Kashmir Patwari Association (AJKPA), scores of revenue officials assembled at their respective district headquarters Kashmir as well as Jammu Division and staged demonstrations against the government.

The Patwaris are demanding, among other things, removal of pay anomalies and recruitment of more revenue officials.

"We don’t trust Government anymore and we are not going to budge before the lip service of the Government. The insensitiveness of the Government can be ascertained from the fact that it is not thinking about the people who are continuously suffering due to our strike," an AJKPA spokesman said adding that they are aware about the problems of people but it is the government which has forced strike on them. 

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