Aspirants accuse SSB of fraud

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‘Board conducted exam prior to our knowledge’

Srinagar:  Accusing Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board (SSB) of fraud and cheat, a group of aspirant Monday said that the Board “mischievously” conducted the exam prior to their knowledge.

“SSB had advertised posts for Camera Boy through local Dailies and we had applied for the same. The admit card that we downloaded from the SSB website clearly mentioned the date (Oct 18) and timing (2pm) of the examination. Exams were scheduled at 02:00 PM at Kashmir Harvard School Malabagh, we reached the examination center before the schedule but were shocked to learn that examinations were already conducted at 11:00 am,” the group of aspirants told CNS.

One of the aspirants from Batamaloo locality Danish Hamid under roll number: 25240038446 said that it is a big fraud and probably the Board did this to pave the way for the blue-eyed candidates. “We vehemently appeal to the government to probe the matter. The Board not only grabbed hefty fee from us but also cheated us. We went into mental depression after we came to know that the Board conducted the examination of few students prior to the scheduled time,” they said.

The group of aspirants said that it was the duty of the Board to inform the candidates in case it had decided to reschedule the examination but no such notice from the Board appeared in any local Daily. “There are other means to inform the candidates. They could have call or email us, but the officials didn’t bother to do that, instead resorted to illegal means,” they said.

When contacted Secretary, SSB, Dev Lata claimed that the Board had updated the timing of the examination ten days before on its website, a claim refuted by the aspirants. 

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