Allegations of discrepancies in CCE-2016 unwarranted: Chairman JKPSC

JAMMU: Making it clear that although the allegations regarding discrepancies in Combined Competitive (Mains) Examination-2016 are completely unwarranted, J&K Public Service Commission (JKPSC) today said it will, still, provide an opportunity to the aggrieved candidates to project their concerns by making a formal representation to the Commission.

This was announced by the Chairman, JKPSC, Latief-uz-Zaman Deva at a presser here. He was flanked by Controller Examinations, Khalid Majeed and Secretary JKPSC, Rajesh Sharma.

He asked the candidates to mail a formal representation to the Commission within 3 days mentioning their Roll Number and Name so that re-verification vis-a vis the evaluated scripts is done, as a matter of abundant caution. 

Regarding the introduction of on-screen method of evaluation, Deva clarified that it is in no way change of pattern as it only supplements and complements technologically the evaluation process and techniques.

He also said that newly introduced digital method is already being adopted by various examination bodies of different states like Gujarat and Rajasthan with an aim to bring in more efficiency and transparency in the system besides ensuring error-free results.

Regarding the switching over the digital mode of evaluation, Deva said that there is already a provision in the Jammu and Kashmir Conduct of Examination Rules, 2005 envisaging switching over to the digital mode of evaluation in a gradual manner and in such of examination, as the Commission would decide. 

Further defending the decision of onscreen mode of evaluation, Deva said that it is for first time in the annals of the Commission that the result was declared within span of less than 4 months.

“This was possible only due to switching over from the manual mode of evaluation which ensured declaration of an error-free result within the shortest time-frame,” he said. 

The PSC chairman reiterated his commitment of ensuring fair, transparent and best practices for conducting examinations and making selections.

Earlier, Controller Examinations, JKPSC, Khalid Majeed gave a detailed presentation to the media-persons on the onscreen method of evaluation by the evaluators and how it has brought in accuracy and quickness in results.

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