VIBHASH KUMAR JHA
Raipur. The struggle between hope and despair for PSC aspirants, aiming to become Assistant Professors, seems to be knowing no end, as the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission (CGPSC) has taken the recruitment examination only twice, since the statehood. Disappointed with the prevailing conditions, a group of such aspirants today handed over a memorandum to the governor's office. They demanded that all the controversial issues should be settled with needful probe and the number of posts for the recruitment of Assistant Professors (APs) should also be hiked, so that more and more eligible candidates can be selected.
These candidates have now become desperate, seeing endless laxities in the PSC examinations. So much so, that the last year’s examination conducted by the CGPSC, which was only the second one since the year 2000, was marred by a series of controversies. Dejected with the hopeless state of affairs, a group of candidates, assorted from several districts, today went to the Governor's office in the state capital and handed over a memorandum, in this regard. The group comprised Dr. Dharmendra Sahu, Dr. Annapurna Dewangan, Akhilesh Prajapati, Shrish Sudarshan, Mukeshwar Sonvani, and others, lamented that on 18 January the PSC released the model answer for last year’s examination and on the next day declared the result also, without inviting giving time for the claims and objections, which is a legitimate customary as the rights of the candidates.
The candidates alleged in their memorandum that according to the complaints raised by some of the aspirants, some of the candidates who had acquired fewer marks secured a place in the final selection list, while some others were omitted in the list, despite getting more marks.
Causing further embarrassment to the candidates, the CGPSC made the name of experts public. Furthermore, the candidates were not provided the carbon copy of the OMR sheet, after the examination, which was earlier given to the aspirants, as a mere routine. The aspirants are now finding themselves in tenterhooks, because of these unprecedented changes in the examination procedure, fumed one of the group members while talking to Dispatch News.
These candidates have virtually lost their hopes of things becoming right. Yet they decided to hand over a memorandum to the Governor, today, seeking a timey intervention into the matter of their concern.