The delegation of government employees who have qualified their preliminary Kashmir Administrative Examination (KAS) on Saturday appealed to Government not to engage them in upcoming Panchayat elections.
The group said that there are around 400 aspirants and mostly “we are working in the department of education.”
Syed Myasir of Baramulla, who is a teacher, told Rising Kashmir that during the 2014 elections he was part of polling staff and he fears that this time too they will engage him.
Syed said the clash between the panchayat elections and KAS examination in the same month will effect our daily studies.
Government should rather not allow Government employees at the time of prelims exams, so that these things may not occur, Syed questioned.
Another aspirant from Doda, Irfan Ahmad, who works in the local block center, said that a few days earlier he had received orders of election duty from his department.
“I was preparing for KAS examinations from last two years and the recent announcement of panchayat elections have ruined my hope of appearing in the examination,” Ahmad said.
Ahmed said, we request PSC either defer exams or we should be exempted from poll duty.
KAS mains examinations will be held from February 15 as per given schedule.
The group appealed to Chairman Public Service Commission and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to look into this matter.