About 47,000 candidates would appear in combined competitive examination conducted to select officers Kashmir Administrative Services (KAS) and Kashmir Police Services (KPS) among others, on March 19.
This was revealed by Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission Latief-u-Zamaan Deva while reviewing the arrangements for the upcoming exams with Deputy Commissioners of various districts through video conferencing.
The Commission is conducting the preliminary examination on March 19 for 277 posts referred to it by the state government for direct recruitment in Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Services, Police and Accounts services.
This time examination centres have also been established in Anantnag, Baramulla, Doda, Rajouri, Leh, Kargil enabling candidates from far flung areas to participate in the examination without any inconvenience, Deva said.
In the meeting, the Deputy Commissioners gave details about the arrangements made by them in conformity with the instructions of the Commission for the smooth conduct of the examination which includes the specific duties to be performed at various levels by the custodians, coordinating supervisors and others etc.
The examination shall be conducted in two sessions one each commencing at 10 AM to 12 noon for General Studies and for optional from 2 PM to 4 PM.
The meeting was further informed that Help-Desk, communication centres will be set up at the headquarters of the examination centre for the convenience of the candidates.
JKPSC shall also set up two communication centres - one each at Srinagar and Jammu.
The Deputy Commissioners, wherever centres have been established, have been appointed as
Custodian-cum-Co-ordinating Supervisors except Srinagar and Jammu where the concerned Deputy Commissioners are Co-ordinating Supervisors only as the job of custodian is performed by JKPSC.
Two communication centres one each at Srinagar and Jammu has been established by the PSC and candidates from Kashmir have been asked to contact Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat on 9906596470 and Gulam Nabi Paul on 9796562725 while Jammu candidates have been asked to contact Hakeem Gh. Jeelani on 9419010405, Javaid Punjabi on 9018920009 and Shahid Farooq on 9419720902 for any assistance.