CCA asks JKPSC to stop misleading, follow UPSC

“Honour 300 RTI’s, reveal answer keys for KAS prelims”

SRINAGR: The Coaching Centres Association of Kashmir (CCA) has asked the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) to shun rigidity and misinformation, and reveal the answer keys of KAS preliminary examinations.

CCA said in a statement that the magnitude of the scandal of JK prelim examination is increasing with every passing day. “Hundreds of students are coming forward alleging fraud in this prestigious exam,” it said. “According to the answer keys provided by the experts, students have been dropped despite scoring as much as 330 well above cut off marks of 288.”

Students have been moving from pillar to post to address their grievances but to no avail. “After PSC officials asked them to file RTI’s, around 300 students have filed the same to get the answer keys,” it said. “And now the same officials are telling them that it will take months, come to Jammu and even if we show you keys it won’t be allowed outside.”

The association alleged that there is every possibility to believe that hordes of blue-eyed boys have been selected at the cost of hard working students. “How come they are not providing answers about how absent students have made their way in the prelims list,” said the statement.

The association condemned the dictatorial approach of JKPSC. “The PSC officials say that we follow UPSC model as they too don’t reveal keys,” it said. “But that is an absolute lie, UPSC is far more transparent they release every master key for students to see compare with their answers.”

JKPSC officials giving such answers are liable for lawsuit for misleading general public. If UPSC can do it at such a huge scale what is stopping the JKPSC to do it, the statement reads.

Association asked the government to take a humane look in this matter. “Some candidates had shunned their Ph.D, PG courses and even jobs for this exam and now they are beeing shown unqualified,” it said. “This is the last chance for some of the candidates as they will cross their age limit for next exams.”

The association condemned the PSC for suspiciously hurrying for mains examinations. “Instead of clearing the doubts they are hurrying to conduct mains exams,” it said. “Within two days they came out with mains form which otherwise takes weeks. It looks like they want to complete the selection as soon as possible”

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