Only people who are residents of Assam will be eligible to appear for the Public Service Commission (APSC) and Assam Civil Service (ACS) examinations in Assam
By Jon Pebi Tato
ASSAM: The state of Assam recently on their cabinet meeting led by HCM Himanta Biswa Sarma took drastic key steps, among which the decision to bring in a paradigm shift in the state civil service examination was taken.
The Cabinet meeting was held in Assam's Bongaigaon district. Meanwhile, the aggrieved aspirants of Arunachal Public Service Combined Competitive Examination struggles for state-centric policies within the commission's existing law.
On the 23rd of November 2021, the state of ASSAM held its cabinet meeting in the district of Bongaigaon, at Deputy Commissioner's conference hall.
The meeting, chaired by chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, decided to withdraw language Paper since he mentioned that it caused a hindrance for many aspirants, especially those who grew up learning in English medium & found it difficult to appear the same in Assamese.
The decision was agreed upon by some conditions.
The cabinet meeting decided to agree that from this year, the Assam Public service Commission and the state (Assam) civil service examination and shall allow only the aspirants/candidates who are sole residents of the state and have registered in the state employment exchange.
Finally, the candidate must be able to speak Assamese or any other recognized state language like Bodo.
Herein Arunachal, the APPSC needs to revisit its enshrined laws, the question of whether it has been made for the people of the state or the Non-Resident, is inevitable. Since the recent results have a Non-Resident as the topper of the state, which has been outrightly condemned by the indigenous community and the aggrieved aspirants.
Lately, the aggrieved aspirants have been delving into certain loopholes which the Commission needs to revisit, relook or reamend if necessary.