By Arun Pratap Singh
Dehradun, 27 Jul: The reputation of the Uttarakhand Subordinate Services Selection Commission (UKSSSC) has taken a beating after the exposure of the scam on question paper leaks. Fresh allegations have also been levelled regarding another competitive exam held by it some years ago. In fact, former Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat too criticised the Commission, today, and demanded that it be dissolved. This is despite the fact that both the alleged scams actually relate to the period when he was the Chief Minister.
To end the possibility of recurrence of such scams, the Commission has decided to change the pattern of competition for the recruitment to Class 3 posts.
Speaking to Garhwal Post, Secretary of UKSSSC Santosh Badoni emphasised that, instead of conducting an objective type single written examination for the recruitment on Class 3 posts, the Commission has decided to change the pattern of the examination. Now, a two tier examination would be conducted. This pattern would not remain restricted solely to an objective type multiple choice question paper as has been the case, so far. Badoni claimed that this would bring greater transparency and plug the possibility of copying or leakage of the question paper. He added that the Commission has also decided not to outsource any task of sensitive nature which could create possibility of manipulation or leakage. Now there would be a preliminary examination which would then be followed by a main examination for recruitments in future, he explained.
Badoni added that the commission would issue guidelines in this regard soon. The Subordinate Services Selection Commission recruits Group-C (or Class three) posts for Uttarakhand Government. Badoni added that the Commission would also bring in strict anti-copying rules. So far, all the recruitments done by the commission are based on only one written examination.
Under the present process, document verification is carried out for those who qualify that written examination based on the merit list and taking into account the reservations granted as per the law. After this, the final selection list is sent to the respective departments. This system will change now. The candidates would have to first qualify the preliminary examination and then the process of document verification would be conducted and then the mains examination, which would be more comprehensive, would be conducted. Only after this the selection list would be released and sent to the departments concerned. The preliminary examination would be an objective type multiple choice question paper and the main examination would be subjective type. Only those who have in depth knowledge of the subject would be able to qualify this. The possibility of copying would also be reduced, as a result.