FAA Candidates Protest For Third Straight Day

Srinagar- Scores of candidates who qualified exam for the post of Finance Account Assistant (FAA) held by the Jammu & Kashmir Service Selection Board (JKSSB) continued with the sit-in protest for the third straight day.

Braving rains, candidates raised slogans against the JKSSB and urged the LG administration to hold them accountable.

The candidates said they had prepared for the examination for years and it was impossible for them to appear in another examination.

Kysar Jahangir, 30 a candidate from Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal has been regular in attending the protests at Press Enclave.

Kysar says he has been studying for competitive examinations for the last five years.

 “It was after years of hard work that I was able to qualify for the FAA examination, the idea of appearing in a re-exam is giving me sleepless nights” he said.

“My siblings suffer from eye ailments and my ailing mother has been bed ridden for years, my father will soon retire from the government service” Kysar said.

“Who will take care of my family” he questioned.

As the protest continued for hours some female candidates broke down during the sit in.

“I have been studying for four years and I have to get married in the month of September” said a female candidate.

“After marriage, it will be literally impossible for me to appear in a competitive exam” she said, urging authorities not to scrap the exam.

It is pertinent to mention, the protests were sparked by the rumors that the FAA selection list may be scrapped as it alleged that some candidates may have cheated in the exam.

The JKSSB had advertised posts for the Finance Account Assistant (FAA), Junior Assistant, Sub Auditor and other positions in December 2020.

The exam for which was held in the month of March, 2022. JKSSB had published the merit list on 22nd April, 2022.

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Syed Mohammad Burhan

Syed Mohammad Burhan has Masters in Mass Communications and works as City Reporter at Kashmir Observer. He tweets @syedmohammad313

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