PSC cancels interviews as uncertainty looms over constitutionality of incumbent body

Srinagar: Uncertainty looms over the fate of Public Service Commission (PSC) after it cancelled ongoing interviews of aspirants for the post of lecturer in
health and medical education department.
As per the candidates, they were taken by shock on Monday and Tuesday after the recruiting agency announced cancellation of their scheduled interviews
without citing any specific reason. The Commission has been conducting the interviews for the posts from November 1.
According to J&K re-organisation Act, the commission would continue to exist in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. But since the commission was not
re-constituted or there was no government communication, “proprietary” demanded that the officials cease to do hold any official exercise, a top official
told Kashmir Reader.
According to him, this was the reason why the agency called off interviews of doctors. “We are waiting for a direction from the government,” the official
added.
Meanwhile, the cancellation of interviews has put hundreds of doctors in lurch as they had to travel from different places to reach the winter capital of the
Union Territory of J&K.
“The commission should have notified the development well in advance to save our precious time,” he said.
Another candidate said the aspirants were caught up in depressing situation as the authorities have failed to convince them about the move.
“We appeal the Lieutenant governor administration to intervene in the matter so that we won’t miss out on this important opportunity,” the doctor said.

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