APPSCCE aggrieved candidates seek CM’s intervention to advise APPSC
ITANAGAR: On September third, the commission had declared the APPSCCE (Mains) results( 2020), in which a total of 141 candidates had been declared to have qualified to appear in the personality test to be conducted from 20 to 22 October. The total number of vacant seats for this batch tends to be 111, on which the aggrieved candidates have claimed that the commission should have selected 333 candidates for the Viva-Voce.
Thereafter the APPSC Aggrieved candidates have requested the chief minister to intervene and advise the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) to use its discretionary power and select the candidates in a 1:3 ratio.
The aggrieved candidates also sought the release of an addendum by the APPSC to add 192 candidates to the result list based on merit at the earliest and comply with the APPSCCE Rules 2019 of selecting candidates on 1:3 ratio and “give the candidates a fair chance to attend the personality test.”
Since the post result, the candidates have bellowed that APPSC has not fulfilled the essential requisite of 1:3 ratio for viva-voce.
"The Commission adopted the new recruitment rules and syllabus for the conduct of APPSCCE (the APPSCCE Rules, 2019), wherein “it has been mentioned that the syllabus for preliminary and mains examination shall be in accordance to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) pattern of Civil Services Examination.” added the aggrieved candidate.
The candidates claimed that the criteria of 33 percent in each subject and 45 percent aggregate total were feasible in the old APPSC pattern, but “it is not sustainable in the new APPSC pattern, where the questions are of analytical and logical reasoning type, similar to the UPSC style.”
The candidates further expressed that since the commission has adopted a UPSC style pattern, they have to adhere to the UPSC rules, wherein the minimum qualifying marks required for each paper in the UPSC (Mains) examination is only 10 percent, which is subject to change based on the difficulty of the paper, so as to ascertain 1:3 ratio in the personality test. The UPSC has no fixed aggregate marking requirements, with English being the only qualifying paper with minimum cut-off marks of 25 percent.
Highlighting the commission’s discretionary powers, the candidates said: “the office memorandum of 7 January 2008 states that ‘The Selection Committee or Commission may lower the cut-off marks of 45 percent to a certain extent, in case of non-availability of Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe candidates securing the cut off marks.”
The candidates have earnestly sought the intervention of the state's chief Miniter, citing their bottlenecks in the midst of preparing for job govt and the surpassing of their age bar.
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