The Union Public Service Commission made multiple recommendations to the state government to conduct examinations transparently, said officials on Tuesday.

The commission has also suggested deploying a separate sector magistrate to transport the examination material.

The chairman of the commission, Dr Rakesh Kumar, made a line of recommendations in a letter to chief secretary SS Sandhu.

Along with the suggestion of giving special executive magistrate powers to the principal and in charge of examination centres to conduct the examination, the commission also recommended the allotment of a designate officer of administration in these centres for foolproof arrangements.

Abhinav Kumar, Special Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, told ANI, “The commission has asked to start the process in October for 4,000 recruitments. The commission has sent several recommendations to the government to conduct the examinations foolproof. A decision on this will be taken soon from the Chief Secretary level,” Special Principal Secretary to Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Abhinav Kumar told.

Kumar also assured of helping the commission and providing desired resources.

Earlier on September 9, Union Minister Jitendra Singh informed that Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) deputation rules have been relaxed to encourage IAS and other All India Service Officers as well as the ones of Central Services to get posted in Jammu and Kashmir.

Due to this relaxation, Singh said, 22 officers belonging to various services and different cadres have been posted in Jammu and Kashmir at various levels at a crucial time. Singh was briefing the media about several steps taken to address the shortage of officers in the newly created Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Minister said DoPT has played a major role in facilitating the induction of Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Services Officers into IAS by coordinating with UT of J-K, Ministry of Home Affairs and Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). (ANI)