Srinagar 9 April: Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday ordered the adoption of rules and syllabus for Senior Assistant and Junior Assistant for undergoing Jammu and Kashmir Secretariat Assistants Training Course (SATC).
As per the order, a copy of which lies with Kashmir News Bureau, the syllabus for both Junior Assistants and Senior Assistants will be uniform comprising six papers and the Training has been rechristened as “J&K Secretariat Assistants Training Course”.
The Training Course will be of two months duration and will be conducted by the J&K Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development, Srinagar/Jammu round the year.
As per the order, the Junior Assistants appointed/promoted after issuance of SRO-272 of 2008 dated 19th September, 2008, will have to undergo and qualify the J&K SATC at the level of Junior Assistant for considering their promotion as Senior Assistant.
Similarly, the Junior Assistants appointed/promoted prior to the issuance of SRO-272 (dated 19th Sep 2008), will have to undergo and qualify the J&K SATC at the level of Senior Assistant for considering their promotion as Head Assistant.
“The Senior Assistants/Junior Assistants shall be nominated/deputed for the Training Course strictly as per seniority by the concerned Head of Departments/officers,” the order stated, adding that the period spent on Training shall be treated as on duty.
As per the order, the trainees will get their salary and other allowances from the offices/departments where from they are deputed for the training.
Furthermore, the order said that on completion of the Training Course, the trainees will have to appear in the J&K SATC Examination which will be conducted by the J&K Public Service Commission.
“J&K Public Service Commission shall conduct the Examination at the regular intervals,” read the order, adding, “Each paper shall carry 100 Marks and shall be of 3 hours duration. The pass percentage shall be 35% marks in each paper and 40% in the aggregate.”
Moreover, officials stated, “notwithstanding anything contained in this Government Order, all activities of the trainees shall be subject to the provision of the J&K Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1956 and J&K Government Employees (Conduct) Rules, 1971.”
The order undesigned by Commissioner and Secretary to the Government, Manoj Kumar Dwivendi, further said that the candidates who have already undergone training as per the old syllabus and such candidates who have been exempted from undergoing the Training vide Government order no 53-GAD of 2019 dated, 01-01-2019 and 346-GAD of 2019 dated 07-03-2019, are allowed to appear in the examination conducted by the J&K Public Service Commission, as per the old syllabus. (KNB)