PSC mulls reforms for Asstt Surgeons selections
Srinagar, Sep 14: The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission is mulling to make some modifications from this year in the selection for the Assistant Surgeons in Health and Medical Education to make the process more transparent.
The selection of Assistant Surgeons according to medicos takes three to four years to complete. “But this year the Commission is conducting the selection for the posts with some modifications to ensure speedy completion of the process”, a PSC official told Greater Kashmir.
This year, the official said, the Commission had constituted five interview boards with two subject experts in each board. “Previously the board would constitute of two PSC members and only one expert outside PSC”, he said. “The experts are in the rank of Professor and Associate Professor from various outside State Medical colleges.”
According to the Secretary Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission Muhammad Ashraf Bukhari the reforms have been introduced both in the conduct of examination system and in making the selections.
“The reforms in the interview process were included to make the process transparent and decrease the possibility of error and arbitrariness,” he said. “When there is more number of selectors during the process of interview the chances of fair selection increases automatically.”
Bukhari said the rotation in the interview boards makes the process more transparent. “The members in the interview boards keep on changing on daily basis so the chances of favoritism is negligible”, he said.
Bukhari said for 262 vacant posts of Assistant Surgeons, 2750 candidates applied after posts were referred by Health and Medical Education Department in March 2011. “We issued a notice immediately after that and conducted the screening test on June 15. The result for the test was published on June 18”, the secretary said.
This year the Commission also amended its Rule 51 under (Business and Procedure) Rules, 1980. Under the amended rule the assessment at a selection by means of an interview shall be based on a scale of 100 weightage points with maximum points (45) to minimum prescribed qualification.
According to the rule, the performance in the Viva Voce (interview) has been put as 40 points.
The secretary informed the Commission would publish the result of every interview conducted for different selections including assistant surgeons. “Previously we weren’t publishing the scores in press. But from this year all the results would be available on our website and we will publish it in different newspapers,” he said.
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