BJP demands CBI probe into KAS main exams

Alleging that the autonomous Public Service Commission was working under political interference, a senior BJP leader on Thursday demanded a CBI inquiry into charges of "favouritism and biased results" of KAS main examinations.

Last Updated: Oct 07, 2010, 21:56 PM IST

Jammu: Alleging that the autonomous Public
Service Commission was working under political interference, a
senior BJP leader on Thursday demanded a CBI inquiry into charges of
"favouritism and biased results" of Kashmir Administrative
Service (KAS) main examinations.

"PSC is working under political interference. We
demand a CBI inquiry into favouritism and biased results of
KAS Main examinations," BJP National Executive member and
former BJP State President Nirmal Singh told reporters here.
He demanded that a white paper be published to list
the working of PSC since 1975 and that two separate Public
Service Commissions be set up to end discrimination against
Jammu region in selection process.

Singh said that though 5000 candidates from Jammu and
3500 from Kashmir appeared in KAS main examination, the 1260
candidates declared passed included 76 per cent candidates
from Kashmir mostly with Urdu subject.

He alleged that PSC violated UPSC guidelines by giving
reasonable choice in Urdu paper, in which there were 13
questions and candidates had to attempt only 6, while in
Anthropology paper they had to attempt 5 out of 6 questions.

He also alleged violation of category reservation rule
and said that the final list of successful candidates was
signed by Secretary of the Commission and not the Controller
of Examination.
He said that the BJP will submit a written complaint
to Governor N N Vohra to seek his immediate attention into the
matter.

Commenting on Chief Minister Omar Abdullah`s
statement where he said that Kashmir had acceded to India
under an agreement and not merged with it, Singh termed it as
totally uncalled for and accused the Chief Minister of
speaking separatists` language.

PTI