Doda, August 17: The Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Thursday announced a significant change for the Jammu Kashmir Service Selection Board (JKSSB) exams.
The contract previously held by Aptech services, which is facing fraud accusations, will now be handed over to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), confirmed the LG Manoj Sinha In an interview with a digital news house.
The transition to TCS as the exam-conducting agency is expected to commence in September 2023.
The decision comes after months of protests by JKSSB candidates against Aptech, the former exam-conducting agency appointed by the Jammu and Kashmir administration to fill vacancies in government departments.
The move to replace Aptech was prompted by concerns about the security of their network, raised by law enforcement and technical experts during the early stages of the examination process.
These concerns led to the cancellation of exams, including those for Sub Inspector and Junior Assistant posts, by the High Court in December 2022 due to allegations of paper leak and fraud.
The shift to TCS aims to ensure a more secure and fair exam process for JKSSB candidates.