SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission will not be changing the date for holding the preliminary examination for the Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS). It is being held on October 24, Sunday.
Reports said the Commission had put in all the efforts and arranged logistics and it does not want to change the schedule. All the 30,000-odd candidates will have to appear on October 24. The Commission is in the process of helping some of the candidates who are reportedly stuck on the Jammu Srinagar highway after the landslides closed it for traffic.
JKPSC had decided to hold the KAS examination within a fortnight after the UPSC holds the preliminary for the central services. The UPSC examination was held on October 10.
The KAS examination was postponed early this year because of Covid19. So the Commission is keen that it will not postpone the examination again.
There are 85 examination centres of which around 34 are in Kashmir and 51 in Jammu.
“We had to hold this examination in July but because of Covid19 it did not happen,” PSC Chairman, BR Sharma said. “This time, it has to happen because the staff has been deployed and all logistics are in place.” He said the weather advisories were issued by the MET almost a week ahead and that must have helped candidates to stay closer to their examination centres.