JKSSB Panchayat Secretary Exam: Important Notice on Compensatory Time and Scribe Facility

In a recent development, the Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) has issued a crucial notice regarding the Panchayat Secretary Exam scheduled for 10th December 2023. This notice specifically addresses the candidates with benchmark disabilities (PwBD) and outlines the provisions for compensatory time and the option to use a scribe during the examination. Let’s delve into the details to ensure all eligible candidates are well-informed.

Understanding Benchmark Disabilities

The notice begins by defining benchmark disabilities under section 2(r) of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016. It emphasizes that individuals falling under this category and facing limitations in writing, including speed, are entitled to the facility of compensatory time and/or a scribe.

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Eligibility Criteria for Compensatory Time and Scribe

The eligibility criteria are categorized based on the nature of the benchmark disability:

Blindness, Locomotor Disability, and Cerebral Palsy

Candidates falling under these categories are eligible for compensatory time and/or a scribe, provided they express the need for such assistance.

Other Benchmark Disabilities

For candidates with other benchmark disabilities, compensatory time and/or a scribe can be allowed upon the submission of a certificate proving the physical limitation to write. The certificate must be obtained from the Chief Medical Officer/Civil Surgeon/Medical Superintendent of a Government healthcare institution.

Compensatory Time Allocation

Eligible candidates with benchmark disabilities will receive 20 minutes of compensatory time per hour of examination. This ensures a fair opportunity for all candidates to showcase their abilities, irrespective of their physical challenges.

Physical Requirements for the Post of Panchayat Secretary

The notice underscores the specific physical requirements for the post of Panchayat Secretary. While the criteria are outlined, candidates with benchmark disabilities needing compensatory time or a scribe are provided with a set of conditions to fulfill.

Documentation Process for Availing Facilities

To avail of the compensatory time and/or scribe facility, candidates must adhere to a streamlined documentation process. The following documents are required to be submitted to the Centre Superintendent a day before the scheduled examination:

  1. Application on plain paper
  2. Person with Disability Certificate (Self-attested)
  3. Certificate regarding physical limitation to write (Annexure-A)
  4. Letter of Undertaking for Using Own Scribe (Annexure-B)
  5. Admit Card/Roll Number and Contact Number
  6. Qualification certificate of the Scribe (Self-attested)
  7. Photocopy of the Scribe’s Photo-ID Proof signed by both the candidate and the scribe

Scribe Selection Criteria

Candidates are responsible for arranging their own scribe, ensuring the individual meets specific criteria:

  1. Not a candidate for the same examination
  2. Not a student or relative of the candidate
  3. A student of a lower grade of education than the candidate
  4. Possessing no more than the minimum qualification required for the post

Important Notes and Precautions

The notice concludes with essential notes and precautions:

  • The candidate’s application as a PwD candidate should have been filed at the time of applying for the post.
  • The candidature remains provisional until the veracity of relevant documents is verified.
  • Fraudulent claims of PwD status will result in debarring from the examination.