WHY Blacklisted Company APTECH Conducting Exams in Kashmir – Candidates Question Selection
Candidates for the Jammu Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) exams are questioning the administration’s decision to select the APTECH company, which is on the blocklists of several states, including Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan. The Mumbai-based company has been penalized by the Supreme Court and has conducted exams with large-scale anomalies.
The recent cancellation of exams for police sub-inspectors in the home department, Junior Legal assistant, financial accounts assistant in the finance department, and junior engineers in the Jal Shakti department by the Jammu Kashmir administration following gross irregularities has also contributed to the anger expressed by the aspirants
The JKSSB Exam:
JKSSB is responsible for conducting recruitment exams in the state of Jammu and Kashmir for various positions, including civil engineers and sub-inspectors. However, the recent selection of APTECH to conduct exams has drawn widespread criticism and anger in the region.
Aspirants have alleged that the LG-led administration and JKSSB are not serious about the future of the youth, putting thousands of young people’s futures at stake.
The APTECH Company:
APTECH is a blacklisted company that has consistently failed to provide transparency and accountability in conducting exams. The company has been entrusted with administering the JKSSB exam, which has drawn criticism from various social media platforms. Several political parties, including Jammu and Kashmir National Conference, Ghulam Nabi Azad’s DPAP, and Jammu Kashmir Peoples conference, have expressed their anguish over the selection of a blacklisted company to conduct the exams in Jammu Kashmir.
The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh has canceled the exams conducted by JKSSB through the blacklisted company Aptech Limited for positions as a civil engineer and sub-inspectors in December 2022.
The court mandated that the government form a high-level committee to look into JKSSB’s actions regarding its “blatant” irregularities and violations of the law in altering the tender’s terms and conditions.
The court questioned the awarding of the contract to APTECH, asking the JK administration why it mattered to them to award a contract to conduct an exam by a company that has encouraged unethical behavior in public exams.
In conclusion, the selection of a blacklisted company to conduct exams in Jammu Kashmir has raised concerns about the future of young aspirants.
It is important for the JK administration to take into account the interests of the candidates and ensure that the exams are conducted transparently and accountably. The selection of a company with a dubious reputation has drawn widespread criticism, and the administration must take appropriate steps to address the issue