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AA Panchayat exam held smoothly at all examination centres: JKSSB

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JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board today said the Accounts Assistant (Panchayat) Examination conducted on 10.11.2020 by the Board was held smoothly at all  750 examination centres of JKUT, including Jammu district.

Referring to a video clip circulated on social media purportedly relating to some disruption of exam in one hall of the Examination Centre Divya Hr. Sec School, GadiGarh- Jammu, the Board authorities said that after verification it has been found that all 22 candidates in the hall took their test smoothly after a slight delay in distribution of OMR sheets.

“It would be relevant to add that a multilayered structure for supervision was established by Deputy Commissioner for each centre by appointing one Centre Observer and Centre Superintendent, in addition to Magistrate. Moreover, approximately 8000 invigilators were appointed by District Administration for the smooth conduct of examination. Besides, there was one General Observer appointed by the General Administration Department. In addition, one officer of the JKSSB was also monitoring the Examination Centres in each District. Moreover, flying squads were deployed by the Deputy Commissioners on the day of examination and continuous monitoring of examination was done by J&K SSB and District Administration by establishment of Control rooms at the Divisional and District Level respectively. Respective Deputy Commissioner’s were also monitoring the conduct of examination,” the authorities said.

“Besides, it is important to note that the examination material was stored in Strong Rooms in the Districts under the supervision of respective Deputy Commissioners. On the day of examination, it was transported to the Examination Centre in the strict security cover under the supervision of Magistrate and Centre Observer, along with the Centre Superintendents,” they said.

The authorities further said: “It is also clarified that as per SOP about 15 minutes before the scheduled time OMR sheets are distributed amongst candidates for filling the particulars and reading instructions. Sealed question booklets are distributed amongst the candidates five minutes before the scheduled time of start of examination. Examinationis commenced with the Centre Superintendent/invigilator announcing the start at the scheduled time.”

“The J&K Services Selection Board conducted OMR based Objective Type Written Examination for post of Accounts Assistant Panchayat in the department of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj on 10-10-2020 from 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm. The said examination was conducted smoothly across 750 examination centres set up in all the districts of UT of J&K with the maximum 173 examination centres in districts Jammu and 7 exam centres in district Shopian. No reports of any malpractice or unfair means has been received from Centre Observers, District Observers, Flying squads or District Administration,” they said.

“Out of 1,90,0048 applicants, around 1.62 lakh candidates appeared in the written examination which was conducted fairly, smoothly and transparently with the active cooperation and support of district administration of all the J&K UT including police, education, health and other related departments,” they added.

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