Jammu aspirants welcome uniform cut-off for J&K Bank PO mains

Aspirants for the posts of probationary officers (POs) in Jammu and Kashmir Bank have welcomed the bank’s decision to have uniform cut-off of 40 marks in preliminary examination across the state for becoming eligible for the mains.

Thanking Governor Satya Pal Malik and Chairman J&K Bank Parvez Ahmed, the aspirants said that from last three days they were on roads over “illogical result” of PO preliminary examination.

“It is due to intervention of the governor and the chairman that bank rolled back discriminatory decision and addressed the grievances of aspirants,” said one of the aspirants.

Students also thanked civil society groups, politicians including Shah Faesal, former minister Sham Lal Sharma, PriyaSethi, Congress candidate for Udhampur-Doda seat Vikramaditya Singh for voicing their concern.

Chairman of J&K Bank Monday through his Twitter handle announced the uniform cut-off of 40 marks for all the aspirants for appearing in mains exams, which is scheduled for June this year.

“In view of the various representations received from candidates & also the directions from the Hon’ble Governor, Bank has decided to declare a uniform cut off of 40 across the state in relaxation of policy,” Parvex Ahmed wrote on his Twitter.

He further said: “All those candidates having assessment score of 40 and above shall be eligible to write the mains.”