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    JKSSB 'sits on' changing bonafi de certifi cates format, candidates distressed

    JKSSB 'sits on' changing bonafi de 

    certifi cates format, candidates distressed



    SYED RIZWAN GEELANI

    Srinagar, Feb 1: The candidates 

    shortlisted for the post of Panchay-

    at Account Assistant (PAA) have 

    been le “high and dry” over the 

    delay by the J&K Service Selection 

    Board (JKSSB) to make the changes 

    in the “fl awed” format designed to 

    obtain the “bonafi de certifi cates” 

    from outside universities.

    As already reported by Greater 

    Kashmir, the JKSSB is demand-

    ing outside universities to follow 

    its “archaic norms” by refusing to 

    entertain their standard certifi cates. 

    The issue has marred the selec-

    tion of hundreds of the candidates 

    who had applied for the post of 

    PAA.

    The selected candidates who 

    have pursued their undergraduate 

    or postgraduate courses from out-

    side colleges and universities have 

    been asked by the JKSSB to pro-

    duce a “bonafi de certifi cate” from 

    the concerned institutions as per 

    the format devised by the JKSSB.

    However, the “bonafi de certifi -

    cate” produced by the universities 

    outside J&K in favour of the stu-

    dents does not match the format 

    designed by the JKSSB.

    Greater Kashmir earlier reported 

    the issue wherein the Chairman 

    JKSSB had said that the issue 

    would be resolved for the conve-

    nience of the candidates.

    There are around 1889 vacan-

    cies of PAA for which JKSSB has 

    shortlisted around 4000 candi-

    dates for document verifi cation.

    Among those who have been 

    called for document verifi cation 

    include over 300 candidates who 

    pursued their degrees from outside 

    universities and have been asked to 

    get the “bonafi de certifi cate” as per 

    the JKSSB format.

    The exam for the post was con-

    ducted by the JKSSB in November 

    last year followed by the declara-

    tion of the results in the last week 

    of December.

    “JKSSB is not giving clarifi ca-

    tion on bonafi de certifi cate format. 

    The fi nal list will be published in a 

    couple of days. We are worried that 

    we will lose the opportunity for this 

    job as the board is not accepting 

    our bonafi de certifi cates given by 

    our universities,” said an aggrieved 

    candidate.

    The candidates said that they 

    approached JKSSB several times 

    to inquire about the changes made 

    in the format devised to obtain the 

    “bonafi de certifi cate”.

    “But they don’t give any reply 

    to our pleas,” the candidates said.

    Chairman JKSSB, Khalid Jehan-

    gir told Greater Kashmir that they 

    would address the issue a er com-

    pleting document verifi cation of the 

    candidates.

    “Our members in JKSSB will get 

    free once the document verifi cation 

    gets completed. They will resolve 

    the grievance of these candidates 

    a er that,” he said 

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