Job aspirants at JVC allege delay in getting question papers
Srinagar: Job aspirants who were scheduled to appear in the examination entered into a scuffle with JVC SKIMS officials after they held protest over getting the question papers late by more than two hours.
Over 800 job aspirants were scheduled to appear in ‘Junior System Engineer IT’ examination at JVC SKIMS and Women’s Polytechnic Bemina Srinagar. The exam was scheduled to be held at 11:30 in the morning while students had been asked to report an hour earlier.
“Till 2 pm students didn’t receive the question paper as a result many students left for home. Those students who waited at the exam venue at JVC SKIMS examination centre were given Photostat copies of question paper but when the OMR sheets were provided to students without any bar-code, they objected and came out from the examination centre staging protest against the authorities,” one of the protesting students said.
The students alleged that some police officials threatened them of consequences in case they don’t appear in the exam.
“We staged a peaceful protest and didn’t appear in the exam as a mark of protest. We smell some foul play and are sure the OMR sheets without bar code might have been given to some blue-eyed candidates to ensure they are selected,” they said.
After protest in the premises of JVC SKIMS Bemina, the students also held demonstration at Press Enclave Srinagar demanding authorities to take notice of this incident and order retakes for the affected students in a transparent way. They also requested Lieutenant Governor to take action against the committee that has setup the question paper.
When contacted, Principal JVC Dr Reyeaz Untoo said that this is not England but Kashmir and in Kashmir delay in examination is not a big deal.
“There was delay in the examination because paper setting committee took some extra time and further we were waiting for all students to arrive in the hall. We called police when the students agitated over the issue,” Untoo said.
When asked why question papers were without bar codes, he said the papers were valid as they had come from SKIMS Soura. (KNT)