Bank authority refuses to make changes in schedule
The job aspirants of Jammu and Kashmir Bank, who are staying outside the state, have appealed the authorities to change their examination venues from Srinagar to Jammu.
The aspirants said that they are scheduled to appear in J&K Bank exams commencing from February 21 to 25, but due to the closure of Jammu-Srinagar highway it has become difficult for them to reach Srinagar.
Amir Khan, a job aspirant from Indore, MP told The Rising Kashmir that airfares for Srinagar are also sky high. “Highway is closed and it will be risky to reach Srinagar before 21 Feb,” he said.
Another aspirant, Rubaiya Jan from Bhopal said if authorities would shift examination, it will be beneficial for the aspirants who are studying or preparing for exams outside the state.
“We have seen the condition of GATE aspirants, in which dozens of candidates missed as they could not reach the examination venue due to snowfall,” Jan said.
Another aspirant from Maharastra, Mohammad Iqbal said they do not want any delay in the examination but only want to change their examination venue from Srinagar to Jammu.
“Travelling on the highway will be risky and on humanitarian grounds, authorities should look into the issue,” Iqbal added.
The aspirants appealed Governor Satya Pal Malik and J&K Bank Chairman to look into the matter and change the venue of examination from Srinagar to Jammu or any other part of the country.
An official at J&K Bank told Rising Kashmir that the venue of examinations cannot be changed at this time and management has no plan to defer the examinations.
The official said there are more than 1 lakh candidates appearing in the said examinations and few candidates cannot hijack it by using highway closure or high airfares as an excuse. If they were interested they could have booked the tickets earlier, he said.
“We have notified our dates for examination two months before and aspirants should also understand the technicalities of the bank. For few dozen aspirants bank cannot put the future of thousands at stake,” official added.
Earlier on Monday, J&K Bank released preliminary call letters for the recruitment examinations for the (PO’s) Probationary Officer posts.