The aspirants seeking jobs through the J&K Services Selection Board have urged the government to set up an exam centre in the district for the convenience of the local unemployed youth.
An interactive programme on the issued was held at Parade Ground Kishtwar during which the demand for separate exam centres at all far flung district headquarters was raised. The aspirants said that Kishtwar is a very far flung area and the national highway between Kishtwar to Doda is prone to landslides and closures.
"This demand has been necessitated due to sudden deferment of last written examination for various posts as such an announcement has created strong resentment amongst thousands of aspirants who went to Jammu all along from the far-flung areas of Chanab Valley for appearing in the written examination", the speakers said.
The urged the SSB authorities to establish separate examination centres so that the aspirants hailing from different remote areas of Kishtwar and also other areas of Chenab Valley could easily appear in the JKSSB written examination, adding further that JKSSB authorities have already wasted time and money of the candidates in terms of issuing more than two admit cards with multiple mistakes besides failing to conduct examination well in time.
"We are looking for jobs and belong to poor families. All the aspirants can't bare the charges of travelling and hotels twice or thrice in a month ", lamented one of the aspirants.
The aspirants appealed to local legislators of district Kishtwar to raise their voices on behalf of all the aspirants of District Kishtwar and get an examination centre sanctioned forthwith.