Aspirants cross over ‘sample survey’ on KAS exams 

Srinagar: The Chief Minister’s grievance cell has started a small survey to decide about the conduct of Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) exams.

The development comes at a time when the JK Public service Commission has notified dates for KAS 2016 main exams from November 07.

However, the candidates who have qualified KAS 2014 Mains exams, results of which were declared by JK PSC few days ago say this will put candidates to trouble.

“PSC has put interviews of KAS 2014 on hold and wants to go ahead with Mains 2016 exams which is inconvenient for the candidates,” a group of candidates said.

They said JKPSC notified date sheet for Mains exams one month ago while as UPSC and JKPSC usually used to announce date sheet for exams two and half months before.

“Norm and convention is to hold interview first. That will be convenient for the aspirants,” they said.

Amid the clashes over conduct of exams, chief ministers grievance cell has decided to hold the exams on preference basis which will be decided after getting a feedback through a small survey.

“I have been receiving feedback from different sources regarding conduct of KAS exams with different preference. A small survey has been created and candidates are requested to fill the form so as to understand clearly the final preferences of all the students,” Tasaduq Mufti who is heading CM’s grievance cell wrote on social networking site, Facebook.

The aspirants have been asked to fill the form upto October 15.

Also, the link of Google document (feedback form) has been also made available on Facebook.

 “This is just a survey to understand the preference of the candidates not any commitment,” Tasaduq Mufti said.

Meanwhile, the candidates said they should be given chance to appear in KAS 2014 interviews first, followed by the Mains exams.

“PSC should consider the interests of the students and schedule KAS 2014 interview first. That will be convenient for all the aspirants,” the aspirants said.

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