The Jammu and Kashmir Combined Competitive Prelims has been postponed. The exam which was scheduled on July 11 will now be held on October 24, the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) has notified.
"Due to the COVlD-19 pandemic, the combined competitive preliminary exam, 2021, which was scheduled to be held on 11.07.2021 shall now be held on 24.10.2021 (Sunday)," Deputy Controller Examination, JKPSC, Vinay Samotra said in official order.
Regarding the exam, the Commission has made another important announcement.
Candidates who had deposited excess fee against a single application have been asked to provide the correct account details in the prescribed format on or before May 25. "It may also be noted that these candidates who have already received back excess payment through concerned banks as "Charge back' need not furnish the account details," it has added.
Commissioner Secretary, General Administration Department, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi in another order announced additional COVID-containment measures to be followed by government departments.
"All officers of the level of Under Secretary and above shall attend office on all working days. For regulating the attendance of officers and staff below the level of Under Secretary, all heads of departments/offices shall prepare a roster to ensure that 50 per cent of staff attends office on every alternate day," Mr Dwivedi said in his order.
He said the staff, which is not required to attend office on a particular day, shall work from home and be available on telephone and electronic means of communication at all times.
"This shall not apply to offices in the Civil Secretariat and move offices where staff has already been split by half. Biometric attendance shall continue to be suspended till further orders," the order said, adding that the decision was taken to ensure adherence to social distancing norms in government offices across Jammu and Kashmir.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has also postponed the Civil Services preliminary exam to October. The exam was scheduled to be held on June 27 and will now be held on October 10, the Commission has notified to all the candidates.
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