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As there is prediction of heavy snow and rains, aspirants of JKCC demand new date for the exams

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


Weather department has already predicted heavy rains and snow in the Kashmir valley and other parts of Jammu and Kashmir on October 24, the aspirants appearing for J&K Combined Competitive (Preliminary) examinations on Wednesday urged authorities to defer the exam in wake of the weather advisory.

They have said that due to the topography and the bad weather most of them cannot reach the examination halls as such they have appealed to the government to defer the examinations so that they are not put at any risk and inconvenience.

It is in place to mention that JKPSC has received over 30000 applications for the examination which has been scheduled on October 24 across Jammu and Kashmir.

According to GNS in its report about the appeals by the students for the deferment of examination due to the weather advisory it has said in its news report on Wednesday as follows.

“There is prediction for heavy rains and snow in the entire Jammu and Kashmir. We have seen how difficult it gets to reach the examination centre amidst snow or heavy rains,” said Nazakat Ahmad, one of the candidates appearing for the examination.

“Our centre is at Bemina Srinagar which is low-lying area. As per the prediction, there is likelihood of water logging and the authorities should consider this aspect also, more so when main forecast is on October 23,” Burhan Ahmad, another aspirant, told GNS.


Rashid Ahmad, a resident of Malbagh here said that his centre is at Gogjibagh area of Srinagar. “In one of the previous examinations, we had to wade through the ankle height water,” he said and urged the authorities to defer the examinations.

“Besides drop in temperature has been predicted and amidst snow and rain, it would be difficult for us to write the examination given the fact that it was most unlikely that there would be adequate heating arrangements as winter preparations are far from being started by the educational institutions.”

Weatherman on Wednesday issued an advisory regarding widespread rain and snow, warning about possibility temporary disruption of air and surface traffic as well as damage to horticultural crops in Jammu and Kashmir from evening of 22nd to 24 October.

Mushtaq Ahmad, another aspirant, said due to snow or heavy rains, there is lesser availability of traffic and this aspect should also be taken into consideration by the JKPSC even as urged the authorities to reschedule the examinations.

“An active Western Disturbance will most likely to affect J&K and adjoining areas from 22nd October (evening) to 24th October with peak activity on 23rd October,” reads an advisory send to divisional commissioners of Kashmir and Jammu respectively by Mukhtar Ahmad (Director/LACD MeT department) here .

“Under the influence of above system, widespread moderate rain/snow is expected in Jammu. Kashmir and light rain/snow at many places of Ladakh region during 22 to 24 October,” the advisory, a copy of which lies with GNS reads, adding, “Possibility of light snow in plains, moderate snow in middle reaches and heavy snow at isolated places over higher reaches of Kashmir Division and moderate rain with thunder/ lightning and gusty winds (30-40 KMPH) in Jammu division is also expected.”

With GNS Inputs

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