LAHORE - The lack of coordination between the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) and the National Testing Service (NTS) has put the future of thousands of applicants on stake as both organisations have fixed the same date and time for written tests for posts advertised by Punjab Board of Revenue and Ministry of Defense, The Nation learnt.

Ministry of Defense had advertised 26 posts of Assistant Directors in Punjab while the Punjab Public Service Commission had also advertised 58 posts for Assistant Director Land Records (ADLR) in the Board of Revenue.  Thousands of applicants applied for posts at the Ministry of Defense and the Board of Revenue and were also issued rolls number slips.

But as ill luck would have it, due to lack of coordination, both departments – the PPSC and the NTS – fixed the test on the same date and time.

Date for both examinations has been settled for 09-3-2014. Adding to that, the timings of both written tests fall between 3:00 to 5:00pm.  Though both organisations are not legally bound to coordinate with each other, the candidates surface to be the greatest sufferers despite being issued with roll number slips.

However, the onus of coordinating with the NTS was more on the PPSC as the NTS had decided the date and timing for the written test before PPSC. The PPSC on the other hand side showed negligence by fixing the same date and time as that of fixed by the NTS.

In this connection, a candidate, Saira Jamal, who has been issued Roll No. 39116127 by the NTS and Roll No. 21177 by the PPSC, has already filed a representation before the PPSC and prayed that the schedule for the examination against the posts of ADLR be changed.