Already in the dock over huge admission and recruitment scam, Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) bigwigs seems to have learnt little from the lapses committed in the past. Police recruitment test-2013 for sub-inspector, platoon commanders and subedar is an example.
The written exam for this exam was held by MPPEB on March 3, 2014 and result was declared on July 18.
At the time, when the candidates selected in the test are completing their, MPPEB officias have informed the police headquarters (PHQ) that 12 candidates who were in merit list of written could not be recommended for the further tests like physical and interviews because marks obtained by a total of 239 candidates, who had appeared in the exam at a particular exam centre in Guna district, were not put on the merit list, therefor depriving chances to 12 candidates who were in merit list for appearing in the further test upto from recruitment.
The MPPEB has admitted its mistake and also written a letter to police headquarters, addressing additional director general of police (recruitment). Hindustan Times has a copy of the letter. In its letter, the MPPEB administration informed the PHQ that over all 239 candidates appeared in the exam at an exam centre at National Higher Centre School, Ghoshipura in Guna.
MPPEB in its letter admitted that the answer sheets of said examination centre were jumbled up and answer sheets of second shift was found with third shift and vise-versa. Thus the further process of recruitment should be carried out for these candidates, stated MPPEB's letter.
The 12 candidates, who have been deprived of, are Girish Namdev, Neeraj Singh Sikarwar, Harivansh Rawat, Bhavana Yadav, Ramesh Kumar Yadav, Rashmi Raghuvanshi, Hemlata Rajput, Vandana Shakya, Praduman Meena, Tokeer Jhan, Santvana Bijaule and Laxman Singh Meena.
A senior police official said that it was MPPEB officials' goof-up that 12 candidates could not be included in merit list despite they were qualified, obtaining good marks.
"The score card attached with theletter showed that all 12 students scored good marks but they had to pay the price for MPPEB officials' misconduct. Now, the fate of these candidates is hanging in the air. Irony in issue is that MPEB officials woke up after almost a year of recruitment process," said the officer, requesting anonymity.
Another senior officer posted at police headquarters said that physical and interview of these students might be conducted in the next recruitment process, as it was not their mistake and they may be compensated. "It is under consideration of senior officer and very soon decision may be taken about their fate," he said.
The director of MPPEB, Tarun Pithode could not be contacted for comment on the issue despite several efforts.
Candidates would be allowed to take part in physical test in next recruitment process: ADG
Additional director general of police (ADG), Recruitment, Kailash Makwana said the candidates, who could not participate in physical test and interview due to MPPEB and were eligible, would be allowed to participate in physical test and interview in next recruitment process.
"MPPEB has given a list of 12 candidates. Whenever next recruitment process would be organized, these candidates would be eligible to participate in physical and interview. About action against MPPEB for the mistake, I would only comment after going through file," he said.