The JKSSB conducts a written exam for assistant accountant positions; 1.36 lakh candidates participate – Kashmir Reader
Uses CCTV network for live streaming of the exam for the first time
JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) today successfully conducted an objective type written exam based on SEO for the position of Accounting Assistant (Finance) in the 722 Service Centers. examination implemented by the committee in 19 districts of the Union territory.
Relevantly, JKSSB has advertised 972 Assistant Accountant (Finance Department) positions under Advertisement Notification Number 04 of 2020 under Job Number 106. Out of a total of about 2 lakh applicants who had applied for the above-mentioned positions, about 1.36 lakh candidates (70%) participated in the examination.
The OMR exam test was conducted with the active cooperation and support of respective district administrations, including police, education, health, transportation and other related departments. Private schools and colleges also cooperated fully with the smooth running of the exam.
“It was a mammoth exercise and I am grateful to all partners, especially the District Administrations, for their tremendous cooperation in successfully conducting this vital review. Additionally, to enhance transparency and fairness during the review process. review, the JKSSB has introduced a live CCTV monitoring and biometric presence capture facility to prevent attempts at unfair practices such as identity theft,” the JKSSB Chairman said.
The JKSSB has deployed a tiered structure for supervision with a Center Observer and a Center Magistrate for each examination center, in addition to the Center Superintendent. About 722 magistrates, 722 center observers and 722 center superintendents and about 8100 invigilators were deployed for the smooth running of the examination. In addition, flying squads, general observers and chief inspectors have been appointed for effective supervision and control of the examination. Adequate security arrangements have been made at each examination center by the J&K Police for the search and maintenance of public order.
Officers and officials deployed in the command control room of JKSSB, while monitoring the conduct of the examination, detected that some candidates were using unfair means. CCTV has proven to be a useful tool in detecting the use of unfair means in the examination centre.
The Council intends to expand the use of CCTV to ensure 100% live streaming in the coming days. In addition, the Council also found a monitor engaging in undesirable practices through CCTV monitoring and recommended strict action against him.
Section 27(a) of the Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Committee (Conduct of Examination) Regulations 2013 states that “The candidate found in possession of any communication device, equipment/ electronic gadget or any other material with the intention of receiving assistance must be declared to have used unfair means during the examination”.
Accordingly, the Service Selection Committee, in order to maintain the transparency and fairness of the examination, has decided to disqualify the said candidates by banning them for 3 years from participating in the examinations conducted by the Service Selection Committee of Jammu -and-Kashmir. In addition, the Council is also considering recommending to the appropriate authority that strict disciplinary action be taken against said supervisor.
Further, the aforementioned review was strictly conducted in accordance with the SoPs notified under the COVID-19 protocol and the required medical teams were deployed to the venues to ensure strict adherence to Covid appropriate behavior.