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CBI searches 37 J&K locations in FAA examination case

CBI searches 37 J&K locations in FAA examination case

Jammu, Feb 3 (UNI) A team of Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday conducted searches around 37 locations in six districts of Jammu and Kashmir in an on going investigation of alleged irregularities in the written examination of Accounts Assistant in the Finance (FAA).
The raids were conducted in Jammu, Doda, Reasi, Rajouri, Samba and Udhampur districts at the premises of accused and others including touts, personnel of J&K Forest Department/CRPF/Indian Air Force, etc.
The examination was conducted by J&K Service Selection Board(JKSSB).
The Spokesman said that the CBI registered a case on November 28, 2022 on the request of J&K Government to investigate the allegations of irregularities in written examination conducted by J&K Services Selection Board (JKSSB) on March 6, 2022 for recruitment of Accounts Assistant Finance(FAA).
The results were declared on April 21, 2022.
Earlier, the Govt. of J&K had constituted an Inquiry Committee to look into allegations of malpractices in the examination.
It was alleged in report of the Committee that a conspiracy was hatched amongst officials of JKSSB; a private company based at Bengaluru; beneficiary candidates and others which caused gross irregularities in conduct of written examination for the posts of Accounts Assistant Finance Department.
It was further alleged that there were abnormally high percentage of selected candidates from the districts of Jammu, Kathua and Reasi.
It also found the alleged violation of rules by JKSSB inas- much as task of setting question paper was assigned to a private company of Bengaluru.
Further investigation is continuing, said the Spokesman.
UNI VBH SSP

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