Srinagar, Nov 08: J&K Services Selection Board (JKSSB) under Accelerated Recruitment Drive today successfully conducted OMR based objective type written test for the selection of candidates to the 1889 post of Accounts Assistant (Panchayat) in the Department of Rural Development Department and Panchayati Raj from 12.00 noon to 02.00 p.m. These posts were advertised vide Advertisement Notification No. 02 of 2020 Dated 06.07.2020 with cut off date 31.08. 2020 for selection of candidates through competitive exam.
1.90 lakh candidates had applied for these posts out of which 1.62 lakh number of candidates today appeared for the written test. 750 Examination Centres were set up in all the Districts of UT of J&K with the maximum 173 Examination Centres in District Jammu and minimum 07 Examination Centres in District Shopian. This was the first examination conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board after the formation of Union Territory on 5th of August, 2019 and is single biggest examination ever since the JKSSB came into existence.
The written test had been conducted smoothly, fairly and transparently with the active cooperation and support of District Administration of all the districts of J&K UT including Police, Education, Health, Transport and other related departments. The Private Schools & Colleges also extended their full cooperation in conduct of this examination.
“It was a mammoth exercise and I am thankful to all role partners for their enormous cooperation. The J&K SSB team worked relentlessly to conduct examination in 02 months from the receipt of application forms. The Deputy Commissioners and their team in the Districts extended fullest possible cooperation to the J&KSSB in the smooth and transparent conduct of this exercise. Security arrangements were elaborate and smooth movement of traffic was ensured by the J&K Police. Transport Department kept public transport available. Education and Health Departments provided manpower and health facilities at each venue. Private educational institutions were also supportive in this endeavour”, said the Chairman, J&KSSB.
A multi layered structure for supervision was established with one Centre Observer and Centre Magistrate for each Examination Centre, in addition to the Center Superintendent. 700 Magistrates, 750 Centre Observers and 750 Centre Superintendents were deployed. In addition more than 7918 Invigilators were also deployed for smooth conduct of the examination. To ensure transparency and fairness during the examination process, Videography has been done at each centre. Besides, there was one General Observer appointed by the General Administration Department & Chief Inspector appointed by the respective District Magistrates to monitor the examination. Adequate security was also deployed at each Examination Centre by the J&K Police for frisking and maintenance of law and order.
Elaborate arrangements were made by the J&KSSB for preparation of the Examination Centres like pasting of Roll No. Slips, Signages for facilitation of candidates, and arrangement of seats in the matrix of 6 X 4. Dedicated team for each Examination Centre were deployed with the concerned Head of the Institution to conduct smooth and fair examination.
It was also endeavoured to the extent possible to allocate Examination Centres within the native districts of the candidates. However, the Centre allocation was done on random basis for ensuring transparency and fairness in the said examination.
For ensuring the conduct of examination in fair and transparent manner, all the District Magistrates had issued Prohibitory Orders under section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) around the Examination Centres during the timing of examination.
SoPs under COVID – 19 protocol were also ensured during the conduct of examination. Chairman JKSSB complimented efforts of all the Deputy Commissioners, District SSPs, Staff of J&KSSB and of other line departments like Education, Health & Private Educational Institutions for their support and cooperation for the smooth conduct of examination.