Except BJP all J&K Parties Ask JKSSB for BAN on Aptech

JKSSB Aptech Protest

Job aspirants in Jammu and Kashmir have demanded the immediate removal of Aptech from conducting government recruitment exams for various posts in government departments. A day after they were cane-charged at Dogra Chowk in Jammu, hundreds of jobseekers assembled at Ambedkar Park and staged a protest against the company. The protesters claimed that Aptech was blacklisted in 2019 and is accused of leaking crucial national-level exams in the last two months.

Except the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), all other Jammu and Kashmir parties have asked for a ban on Aptech from conducting JKSSB exams. The JKSSB’s decision to continue with a fraudulent blacklisted company indicates how deeply entrenched corruption is in J&K, said Mehbooba Mufti, the president of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Several netizens have taken to social media to question the BJP’s lack of support for the protesting aspirants. Many are expressing their disappointment and frustration, arguing that the party should be more responsive to the demands and concerns of the citizens it serves. Some are even accusing the BJP of being indifferent to the issues facing job seekers and prioritizing its own political interests over the welfare of the people. These criticisms highlight the importance of accountability and transparency in government, as well as the need for elected officials and political parties to listen to the voices of their constituents and work towards finding solutions to their problems.

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A senior JKSSB official said the company was hired as per the central and J&K governments’ guidelines and completed the blacklisting period of three years in May last year. However, several states had blacklisted the company, and the Delhi High Court had imposed a penalty of ₹10 lakh on the company for alleged malpractices in recruitment.

The protesting aspirants have four core demands – the immediate withdrawal of the exam calendar released by JKSSB, removal of Aptech from conducting government recruitments, technical investigation into exams conducted by Aptech, and stern action against those involved in paper leak scams.

The up-roar continues in Srinagar, where several aspirants staged a protest on the second day. National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah condemned the lathi-charge on protesting aspirants and demanded that the contract with Aptech must immediately be canceled. Abdullah also said that the contract is dangerous and puts at risk the future of scores of aspirants who rely on JKSSB to conduct recruitment exams.

JKSSB Press Release 2023, Exams as per schedule

  • JKSSB to conduct Computer Based Written Test for various posts

Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) has announced that it will conduct Computer Based written test (CBT) for various posts from March 16th, 2023 to April 5th, 2023, at various examination centers in UT of J&K. The examination will be held in multiple batches at different locations and venues set up in various districts of UT of J&K.

Adequate security arrangements have been put in place at each examination center, and the concerned District Magistrate will issue prohibitory orders under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) around the examination centers during the timing of the examination. A multi-layered structure for supervision has also been established, with one Centre Observer and Centre Magistrate for each examination center by the respective District Administration. Senior officers will also be deployed as General Observer by the General Administration Department, and IT professionals will be deployed by Information Technology Department for monitoring of the CBT examinations. The J&K Police will deploy security personnel for frisking and maintenance of law and order at each venue/location.

In addition, the CBT will be conducted under CCTV surveillance for maintaining transparency in the examination. Low frequency Jammers are being installed in all the examination centers to prevent the use of unfair means, including cheating using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled electronic devices. To ensure that the examination process is completely secure and free from any kind of malpractice, a third party has been hired to review/audit the examination process of Computer Based Tests (CBTS) conducted by JKSSB.

The aspiring candidates appearing in the examination are advised not to fall prey to the designs of touts and unscrupulous elements. If any candidate is approached by such individuals in any matter pertaining to recruitments of JKSSB, they are advised to immediately report about such persons to the JKSSB. The JKSSB will appreciate if specific information about such unscrupulous elements, along with evidence, is furnished to the Board, enabling it to take appropriate legal action. The identity of such candidates who will report about the unscrupulous elements shall be kept confidential.

The candidates are warned to desist from indulging in any unfair means practice like impersonation, carrying of prohibited items, communication devices, electronic equipment/gadgets or any other material with the intention of receiving assistance. The candidates found to be attempting/using any unfair means practice during the examination shall be dealt with strictly as per the provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (Conduct of Examinations) Regulations, 2022, including debarring of such candidates for appearing in future examinations.

JKSSB aspirants demand scrapping of contract with blacklisted company Aptech for recruitment process

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In a recent turn of events, aspiring candidates for the Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) recruitment have taken to the streets to demand the scrapping of the contract with the blacklisted company, Aptech.

The JKSSB aspirants argue that Aptech, a company that was blacklisted in 2015 by the University Grants Commission (UGC), should not have the power to decide the fate of the youth. The company has been accused of providing low-quality education and training to students, which has resulted in the blacklisting.

The protesters have demanded that the JKSSB hire a transparent, professional, and accountable agency to hold the recruitment process, citing the need to save the future of the youth. They fear that if Aptech is allowed to conduct the recruitment process, the youth of Jammu and Kashmir may not receive a fair chance at getting selected for the government jobs.

The protest has garnered significant attention from the media, and social media is buzzing with messages of support for the JKSSB aspirants. The hashtag #JKSSB, #BANAPTECH has been trending on Twitter, with many people expressing their solidarity with the protesters.

The JKSSB aspirants have also submitted a memorandum to the authorities, stating their demands and requesting that the contract with Aptech be canceled immediately. They have urged the authorities to take prompt action and ensure that the recruitment process is conducted in a fair and transparent manner.

In response to the protests, the authorities have assured the JKSSB aspirants that their demands will be considered, and appropriate action will be taken to ensure a transparent and fair recruitment process.

This incident highlights the need for transparency and accountability in the recruitment process. The youth of Jammu and Kashmir deserve a fair chance at government jobs, and it is the responsibility of the authorities to ensure that the recruitment process is conducted in a fair and transparent manner.

APTECH Company’s Selection for JKSSB Exams Criticized by Concerned Parties

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The Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) has expressed its strong displeasure over the selection of APTECH company for conducting Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) exams by the authorities. The party’s chief spokesperson, Salman Nizami, has criticized the move, saying that the selection of the company is a violation of rules and regulations, and it is a matter of concern for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir.

Salman Nizami said that the selection of APTECH company is alarming for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir since the company is blacklisted in many states and has been fined by the Supreme Court. He pointed out that the company has failed in the past to ensure transparency and accountability in holding such exercises, due to which many states have banned it.

He further added that the government has already scrapped many recruitment processes on the grounds of doubts and allegations. Now, if APTECH is holding the exams for JKSSB, there is a chance that it might get scrapped again since it has a poor transparency record. Therefore, before anything goes wrong, the government must reconsider its decision and choose a better option.

Nizami stressed that the government must show sincerity in its efforts towards the youth, given the alarming rise in unemployment in Jammu and Kashmir. He urged the government to take a serious note of the matter and address it as soon as possible.

The DPAP’s concerns over the selection of APTECH company for conducting JKSSB exams have raised questions about the transparency and accountability of the recruitment process. It remains to be seen whether the government will reconsider its decision and choose a better option or stick to its decision.

273 Posts of NT & 2144 Posts of Patwari are Vacant in Jammu and Kashmir, Reveals RTI

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According to a recent Right to Information (RTI) report filed by activist Keshav Sharma, the Jammu and Kashmir government has confirmed that 273 posts of Naib Tehsildar and 2144 posts of Patwaris are currently vacant in the state.

The RTI application was filed by Keshav Sharma in the office of Government Financial Commissioner, Revenue J&K vide No: FC (Cord-RTI)7111615 on 17th January 2023. The government responded to the application by confirming the number of vacant positions in the state.

This revelation has caused concern among unemployed youth in the state who are now demanding that the government advertise the posts at the earliest. The unemployment rate in Jammu and Kashmir has been a cause for concern for some time now, and the news of so many vacant positions has only added to the worries of the unemployed youth.

The position of Naib Tehsildar is an important one in the state, responsible for revenue collection, land administration, and other important functions. The Patwari is also an important post responsible for maintaining land records and collecting revenue.

The government’s failure to fill these vacancies is a cause for concern, as it could impact the smooth functioning of the state’s revenue collection system. The lack of personnel in these positions could also result in delays and backlogs in the processing of land-related documents.

Unemployed youth in the state are now urging the government to advertise the vacant posts and fill them as soon as possible. They argue that this would not only provide much-needed employment opportunities but also help in the smooth functioning of the revenue collection system.

The Jammu and Kashmir government has not yet commented on the issue, but it is hoped that they will take note of the concerns of the unemployed youth and take appropriate action to fill the vacant positions.

Former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Criticizes Govt’s Plan to Impose Property Tax


The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to impose property tax in the region from April 1, 2023, according to a notification issued by the Housing and Urban Development department. The decision has sparked controversy, with former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeting “No Taxation Without Representation,” and questioning why people in J&K should pay state taxes, including the proposed property tax, when they have no say in how the government is run.

The notification stated that the property tax will be levied, assessed and collected in the Municipalities and Municipal Councils of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir under the Jammu and Kashmir Property Tax (Other Municipalities) Rules, 2023. The government’s move comes after it was given permission by the Ministry of Home Affairs in October 2020 to impose property taxes in the region through Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils, and Municipal Committees.

The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization (Adaptation of State Laws) Order, 2020, amended the Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Act, 2000, and the Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Corporation Act, 2000. This amendment paved the way for the imposition of property taxes in the region.

The decision has not gone down well with many residents of Jammu and Kashmir, who are already struggling with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have questioned the need for the tax, especially when the region is still reeling from the impact of the political changes that took place in 2019, which saw the region lose its autonomous status.

The government, on the other hand, has defended the move, stating that the revenue generated from the tax will be used to fund development projects in the region. The tax is expected to generate a significant amount of revenue for the government, which will be used to improve the region’s infrastructure and public services.

However, many locals have expressed their anger and frustration at the decision, stating that they have no say in how their government is run and that they are being forced to pay taxes without any representation. They have also criticized the government for imposing the tax at a time when people are already struggling to make ends meet.

Sara Hayat Shah, who is the spokesperson of JKNC, has also expressed her disappointment at the government’s decision to impose property tax in the region. In a tweet, she stated that the people of J&K are being treated like cattle, with no say in the decisions that are being made each day. She also pointed out that the region is currently going through a severe economic crisis, making it even more difficult for people to cope with the added burden of the tax. Her tweet highlights the frustration and anger felt by many locals, who feel that they are being ignored by the government and are being forced to pay taxes without any representation.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration will need to work hard to address the concerns of the people and ensure that they understand the need for the tax. It is important that the government ensures that the revenue generated from the tax is used for the benefit of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, and that they are given a say in how their government is run.

JK Police Border Battalion Revised Result Declared, Download PDF

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JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Police Border Battalion has declared the revised result of its recruitment process for the post of Constable. The recruitment process had been ongoing for some time, and with the release of the revised result, candidates can now check their status and prepare for the next stage of the process.

  • Date of recruitment notification: 10th June 2022
  • Last date for online application: 15th July 2022
  • Date of written examination: 08 October 2022
  • Declaration of results: January 2023
  • Declaration of revised result: 20th February 2023

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The recruitment notification had been released on the 10th of June 2022, and interested candidates were able to apply online until the 15th of July 2022. The written examination was held on the 08 October 2022, and the results were declared in January 2023., and the revised result has now been declared on the 20th of February 2023.

Candidates who had appeared for the written examination and the PST/PET can now check the revised result on the official website of the Jammu and Kashmir Police. A PDF link containing the list of selected candidates has been provided on the website for easy access. Candidates are advised to check their status and take note of the next stage of the process, which will include a medical examination and document verification.

Recruitment Details:

The recruitment process for the post of Constable in the Jammu and Kashmir Police Border Battalion is highly competitive, and candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in the written examination, PST, PET, medical examination, and document verification. The total number of vacancies for the post of Constable was 1350, and thousands of candidates had applied for the same.

From Nationalists to Anti-Nationalists: Awami Awaz Party Makes U-Turn, JKNC reacts

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Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir – Srinagar police recently arrested the president of Awami Awaz Party, Suhail Khan, and his two colleagues for making “anti-national” remarks and threatening media persons during a press conference in Srinagar. The Awami Awaz Party, a political group that had been on the forefront of hoisting the national flag across the Kashmir valley and holding protests against terrorist attacks, announced that they would fight for the freedom of Kashmir.

Khan claimed that his party was formed by the army but have now changed their mind after seeing atrocities on the people especially the damage being done to the poor people of J&K in the name of Anti-Encroachment drive. The police arrested the trio after their announcement, which Omar Abdullah, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, called “another army experiment gone rogue.” The Awami Awaz Party had mushroomed in the Kashmir valley after the revocation of Article 370 in August 2019.

Although the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Shri Manoj Sinha has been saying that poor people will not be harassed during the State-Land drive.

The Awami Awaz Party’s claim of being formed by the army has raised questions about the involvement of the military in politics. In his press conference, Suhail Khan had explicitly mentioned that his party was formed by the army. The Indian Army has denied any involvement with the Awami Awaz Party or any other political group in the region. The army has stated that it is apolitical and does not support any political party or group.

The statement by Suhail Khan has also raised concerns about the influence of the military in the Politics. The Indian government had previously justified the deployment of military forces in the region to counter terrorism and maintain law and order. However, various political leaders have raised concerns about the impact of military in the politics of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Awami Awaz Party’s announcement about fighting for the freedom of Kashmir has also led to a debate about the issue of militancy in the region. The Indian government had revoked Article 370, which granted a special status to Jammu and Kashmir, in August 2019. The move had been controversial, and many groups had opposed it, including mainstream political parties in the region. The Awami Awaz Party had emerged as a new player in the region, and their announcement about fighting for freedom has raised questions about the future of politics in Jammu and Kashmir.

Gunshot-like sounds heard in Qamarwari area; Police launch search operations

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SRINAGAR – In a sudden turn of events, some gunshot-like sounds were heard in the Qamarwari area of Srinagar, sending the residents into a state of panic. The incident occurred in the early hours of the morning, when the entire locality was asleep. As soon as the sounds were heard, the police were alerted and rushed to the scene to ascertain the facts.

Upon reaching the spot, the police found that no damage or injury had been caused by the sounds. However, to ensure the safety of the residents, the police launched Cordon and Search Operations in the area. The search operations are being carried out by a team of police officers who are combing the area for any potential danger or threat.

The police have urged the residents of the area to cooperate with the search operations and stay indoors until further notice. They have also assured the residents that there is no need to panic and that the situation is under control.

The reason behind the sudden sound of gunshots is yet to be ascertained by the police. The investigation is ongoing, and the police are leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to get to the bottom of the matter. The police have also appealed to the public to come forward with any information that may help in the investigation.

The incident has caused concern among the residents of the area, who are now living in fear. The police have assured them that they are doing everything possible to ensure their safety and security. They have also requested the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police immediately.

Delhi Capitals Acquire Kashmiri Talent Jasia Akhtar for INR 20 Lakh in WPL 2023 Auction

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Srinagar’s Jasia Akhter, Kashmir’s star female cricketer, has been bought by Delhi Capitals in the first Women’s Premier League player’s auction. Akhter had an outstanding year with the bat, scoring 501 runs in nine matches during the Senior Women’s One Day tournament, and 273 runs in seven matches during the Senior Women’s T20 tournament.

She has been playing for Rajasthan and is their captain. While Delhi Capitals paid INR 20 lakh for Akhter, Sarla Devi remained unsold. Smriti Mandhana was the first pick in the Women’s Premier League auction, with Royal Challengers Bangalore buying her for INR 3.40 crore.

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This historic auction had 409 players going under the hammer. Akhter, who hails from the Shopian area of Kashmir, has been playing for outside teams for the last five years, after the lack of professionalism in J&K’s women’s cricket arena forced her to do so. Jasia’s consistent performance has made her one of the top women cricketers in India. She led Rajasthan to qualify for the knockout stage in One Day and T20 tournaments, and has been the only outside player on their side.