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A visually impaired civil service aspirant from Rajouri district was provided with a helper by JK Public Service Commission (PSC) to fill her OMR sheet in her KAS-2016 preliminary exam conducted on Sunday across J&K state.

Azra Qureshi, a visually impaired civil service aspirant was earlier let down by the government by not allowing her helper in KAS 2016 preliminary exams.

Greater Kashmir on March 18 reported the issue and highlighted the plight of the girl who has already qualified her National Eligibility Test (NET) twice conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), besides her post graduation in Sociology from Jammu University in 2012 and her B Ed degree from University of Kashmir.

On Sunday, Azra was provided with a helper by the PSC authorities in her exam centre in Government Degree College Rajouri. “Earlier I was denied the helper but after the news was spread in media, PSC arranged a female helper for me who was a 2nd year student,” Azra told Greater Kashmir.

Azra according to her brother used to prepare for exams while keeping her text books at a distance of two centimeters from her face. “She has visual impairment and can only see through corner of her eye that too when kept in bright light,” Asif had said.

Azra said she needed the helper to fill the OMR sheet in the exams. “I needed a helper to fill OMR sheets but I manage to do descriptive portion of the paper myself,” Azra said while thanking the newspaper.

“This newspaper helped me to appear in my KAS exam,” she said.

Azra however said she is always made to run from pillar to post to appear in her exams with a helper. “I always face such inconvenience at the time of such exams held by SSB or PSC. I am thankful to Greater Kashmir newspaper,” she said.