Bar demands postponement of JK Civil Service (Judicial) exam

Kashmir High Court Bar Association has denounced Public Service Commission for its decision to conduct written test of J&K Civil Service (Judicial) Examination from October 16.

Kashmir High Court Bar Association has denounced Public Service Commission for its decision to conduct written test of J&K Civil Service (Judicial) Examination from October 16. The lawyers' body said candidates from Kashmir will boycott the test, if not postponed.   

"The Executive Committee members of J&K High Court Bar Association, Srinagar, strongly denounces the decision of the J&K Public Service Commission of holding the written test of JK Civil Service (Judicial) Examination 2013, from 16.10.2016 at Srinagar and Jammu," spokesman of Bar in a statement said.   

"Though the initial notification, inviting applications for conducting the examination was issued by PSC on 24.12.2013, but for the last three years the written test was not conducted and it was only on 28.09.2016 that a notification was issued for holding the written test from 16.10.2016," the spokesman said.  

"The PSC has issued the notification no. PSC/Exam/2016/57 dated 28.09.2016 for holding the written test with a malafide and sinister design of depriving the candidates belonging to Kashmir region from appearing in the said examination, which will benefit the candidates of another region to get selected and appointed to J&K Civil Service (Judicial), without any competition from the candidates of Kashmir region."

Pointing out that holding of the written test is bound to affect the candidates belonging to Kashmir region only, the Bar said: The Bar Association, keeping in view the aforesaid facts and circumstances therefore, demands that the written test be postponed to such date in future, when the situation for conducting the said test would become conducive". 

The Bar has made it clear, the spokesperson said, "If the examination is not postponed and the PSC will go ahead with its schedule of conducting the examination from 16.10.2016, the candidates belonging to Kashmir region will boycott the said examination and the responsibility will lie squarely on the commission".  

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