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DAK slams JKPSC for cancelling interviews

Demands holding of simultaneous interviews for both Jammu, Srinagar headquarters


Srinagar, Nov 19 (KNS): Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday slammed the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) for cancelling/deferring the interviews of candidates who had applied for academic posts for medical colleges.

In a statement issued to KNS, DAK said the interviews which were being held at JKPSC office in Jammu were suddenly cancelled on Monday morning without any prior notice/information to the aspiring candidates.

President DAK said the cancellation of interviews has caused immense inconveniences to the aspirants who had travel to Jammu amid harsh weather from different parts of Jammu and Kashmir to appear for the interviews.

DAK called the untimely decision irresponsible and uncalled for.

General Secretary DAK, Dr Owais H Dar said the JKPSC authorities must have informed the aspiring candidates before the cancellation of the interviews.

“It has outraged the aspirants. Such an irresponsible behavior from a constitutionally elected body is uncalled for,” he said.

He said hundreds of doctors travelled to Jammu, many of them came from different countries, to appear in the interviews which were called off without any prior notice.

“It has not only caused inconvenience to them but has simultaneously derailed the smooth functioning of rural healthcare,” Dar said.

DAK requested the authorities at the helm of the affairs that in future the interviews should be held simultaneously at Srinagar and Jammu headquarters of JKPSC to ease aspirants.

It requested the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu Kashmir Girish Chandra Murmu to take concrete measures so that in future such mis-happenings are avoided.

Earlier, hundreds of aspirants applied for lecture posts for different specialties in medical colleges and had travelled PSC headquarter Jammu for interviews.

DAK also said that calling candidates to Jammu for interviews has been widely criticized by doctors, aspirants across Kashmir. (KNS)