The aspirants of Finance Accounts Assistant (FAA) candidates continued their protest near Press Club Jammu on 26th consecutive day, today.
For last 26 days, FAA selected candidates from different parts of Jammu have been sitting on protest near Press Club Jammu demanding release of their final selection list.
The protesters gathered at the Press Club Jammu and held a sit-in carrying placards that read Release our Selection List, Stop playing with youth and Don’t snatch our livelihood, amongst others. The candidates said they had been preparing for more than two years before appearing for the test held by the Jammu & Kashmir Service Selection Board (JKSSB).
They said it is impossible to appear for the same examination again. “We had qualified for the FAA exam and were waiting for the final selection list after the merit list came. We just want that the selection should come out. It is our fifth day of hunger strike, and they are not allowing us even to protest. We have tried many times to reach out to the administration, but there has been no response. We want the selection list to be safe and secure,” a female FAA candidate said.
“We have been here for around four weeks but still the government is not paying heed to our demands. This is a matter of our livelihood and we won’t budge until the selection list is released. We have pinned all our hopes on this recruitment and we will lose all faith in government recruitment if our selection is scraped.” said another aspirant.