By Arun Pratap Singh
Dehradun, 2 Sep: Uttarakhand Government now appears to be in action mode in respect of the irregularities in the conduct of recruitments by the Uttarakhand Subordinate Services Selection Commission (UKSSSC). While, late last night, the government suspended Santosh Badoni, the former Secretary of UKSSSC and currently a Joint Secretary with the Government, today, the new Secretary of the UKSSSC, Surendra Singh Rawat has issued a show-cause notice to M/s RMS Technosolutions Pvt Ltd, Lucknow, the agency that had been hired to conduct the examinations. The show-cause notice has been issued as per the sources in preparation to blacklist the company for future contracts. It may be recalled that many irregularities have been committed on part of the agency including leak of the question paper on a regular basis according to the Special Task Force (STF) conducting the investigations into the scam. Already some employees and even the owners of the company are currently behind bars for their alleged involvement in leak of the question paper at multiple levels.
The notice has sought the company’s response within a week as to why these irregularities had been committed. If the company fails to respond or fails to file a satisfactory response, then the Commission will take action accordingly. Sources claim that the company is likely to be blacklisted shortly by UKSSSC.
The notice further says that Special Task Force, Uttarakhand Police investigated in relation to the leak of question papers of the graduate level examination conducted by the commission on 4 and 5 December 2021 and the Secretariat Guard recruitment examination conducted on 26September 2021 through the agency and during the course of the investigation being done by the Special Task Force, prima facie the involvement of the agency has surfaced which is a serious criminal offence. The notice has asked the company to explain why it should not be blacklisted in view of the offence.