Panel to frame policies on selection in courses

Tribune News Service

Jammu, October 18

In a bid to ensure transparency and fairness in the selection process, the state administration on Wednesday constituted a 22-member high-level advisory committee to formulate policies regarding selection of candidates to various professional courses in Jammu and Kashmir.

Headed by Chairman, J&K Board of Professional Entrance Examinations, as convener, the committee will frame policies for the smooth and transparent functioning of the board and devise policies to ensure efficient conduct of the entrance tests by it.

The panel will also suggest measures for maintenance of records of the entrance tests conducted by the board and approve any plan submitted by it to ensure timely conclusion of the admission process and counselling thereof.

“It will approve any contingency plan prepared by the board to strengthen the existing infrastructure and approve any proposal prepared by the board for consideration of the government besides approving the annual report,” a government order said.

The prominent members in the committee comprise Chairman, J&K Board of School Education, Chairman, Permanent Statutory Committee of his nominee, Controller, Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi, Dean, Academic Affairs of Jammu and Kashmir Universities and Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, to be nominated by the Vice Chancellor/Director, SKIMS, Dean College Development Council of Jammu and Kashmir Universities, one head of the department each of Jammu and Kashmir Universities to be nominated by the Vice Chancellor, Principals of Government Medical Colleges, Jammu, Srinagar and ASCOMS.

The committee will be governed on certain conditions and terms, including members hailing from Jammu to be provided free lodging at Srinagar and in Jammu to those hailing from Kashmir, depending upon the venue of the meeting fixed by the J&K Board of Professional Entrance Examinations.

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