SRINAGAR: Visually impaired candidates faced tough time with the examination conducted by Staff Selection Commission on Sunday.
In the admit cards of candidates, their center of examination was mentioned as Rainawari school but on reaching the center, they were told to reach Girls Higher Secondary Saida Kadal.
Nazir Ahmed, General Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir State Welfare Association for the blind said that the candidates were left confused when the center of examination was changed. “Before an hour, candidates got to know that their center has been changed. Then they reached another place with lots of difficulties.”
As per norm and mentioned in their admit card, candidates were supposed to provide scribes in the examination hall but as they reached the examination center, there were no scribes for them.
Majid, a candidate said, “When we reached examination centers, we were told that we have to arrange scribes by ourselves. We were informed at the last moment which led to more chaos and confusion.”
According to candidates, the examination was always conducted outside Kashmir where candidates are provided scribes and other facilities. Sadiq, another candidate said, “Though the paper was easy but for the first time center was here in Kashmir and candidates went through many difficulties.”
Candidates said that when they talked to officials at the center of examination, they were told to appear in exams and dump the issue.
Nazir Ahmed said, “Later on the scribes were arranged for candidates at the very last moment by the volunteers of JKSWAB.”
The examination was held for the clerical post in which almost 50 candidates applied for the post but only 5 candidates appeared in the examination.