Guwahati: Looking at the ongoing flood crisis in the state of Assam, the Assam Public Service Commission in its meeting held on Wednesday had decided to postpone the ensuing Combined Competitive Examination (Main) Examination, 2018 stated to be held from 22/7/2019.
Taking stock of the present flood situation in the state, the commission is seized of the matter that many candidates belonging to affected areas have been facing the fury of the flood.
In a press statement, the Assam Public Service Commission stated that the Combined Competitive Examination is conducted for all eligible candidates and it is the aim of the Commission to see that all candidates sit in the examination. But due to the prevailing situation created by the unprecedented flood, there is likelihood that a section of the candidates would be deprived of the opportunity of sitting in the examination which will render the competition incomplete and not fair.
Under the circumstances and considering all other aspects like availability of venues and examinations conducted by other entities like the UPSC etc, the Commission has decided to presently postpone the ensuing CC(Main) Examination, 2018 stated to be held from 22/7/2019. Examinations to be held from 22/7/2019 to 31/7/2019 have been rescheduled. On the other hand Examination, dates scheduled from 2/8/2019 to 9/8/2019 will remain the same.
All the candidates will be issued fresh e-admission certificate.
Flood Condition Update
Approximately 57, 51,938 people have been affected in the devastating Assam Floods this year so far.
Presently, 427 numbers of Relief Camps are operational in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Cachar and Karimganj districts with 1,51,947 inmates and 392 Relief Distribution Centres in the districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Udalguri, Baksa, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Dhubri, South Salmara, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, Golaghat, Majuli, Dibrugarh and Cachar.
Total 10 numbers of persons have lost their lives due to flood in the districts of Sonitpur (2), Udalguri (2), Kamrup (M) (1), Morigaon (4) and Nagaon (1) in last 24 hours. In this season, the total numbers of death are now 28 persons in Flood and 2 persons in a landslide.