By Arun Pratap Singh
Dehradun, 16 Dec: Chairman of Uttarakhand Public Service Commission Dr Rakesh Kumar and Secretary of Uttarakhand Public Service Commission, Girdhari Singh Rawat have informed that the written examination for the recruitment on post of Police Constables in Police Department as well as in PAC and IRB and for the post of Firefighters (Male and Female) will be held in 413 centres across the state, in all the 13 districts, on 18 December from 11 am till 1 pm. It may be recalled that usually, such examination would have been conducted by Uttarakhand Subordinate Services Selection Commission (UKSSSC). However, as the UKSSSC has been found to be mired in several controversies and faced allegations of irregularities in recruitment examinations, the government has asked the State Public Service Commission to conduct this and several other subordinate level of recruitment examinations, which otherwise fall under the UKSSSC mandate.
Rawat informed that the provisionally successful candidates for the said written examination needed to bring photo identity card along with their e-admit card to the examination centres. Mobile phones (even in switched off mode), pagers, programmable/non-programmable calculators, bluetooth devices, earphones, watches (including analog watches) and other electronic/communication devices/masks were prohibited inside the examination centres. Candidates should reach the examination centre by 9.30 am. Videography of each candidate would also be done along with his/her Admit Card/Photo Identity Card.
Secretary Uttarakhand Public Service Commission told that regarding the location of the examination centres, the candidates should make sure to get the information before the examination date. Candidates would be required to ensure their compliance by reading the important instructions mentioned on the admit card carefully. They will also have to bring blue / black ball pen along for marking on OMR sheet in the examination, use of pencil and eraser will not be allowed. He told that strict action will be taken against the use of any kind of unfair means during the examination.
It may be noted that several extra precautionary measures are being taken to ensure fair conduct of the examinations in view of the recent controversies and allegations of irregularities in the recruitments. It will be the first time that videography will also be conducted of each candidate so that there are no ‘Munna Bhais’ appearing in written test on behalf of others.