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Scam-tainted MP board's blunder robs 12 candidates of police jobs

A blunder by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), already in the dock for an admission and recruitment scam, has meant that 12 candidates, including five women, who cleared a written test for the police department were not even considered for recruitment.

bhopal Updated: Jun 22, 2015 14:51 IST
Yogendra Pratap Singh
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A blunder by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), already in the dock for an admission and recruitment scam, has meant that 12 candidates, including five women, who cleared a written test for the police department were not even considered for recruitment.

The written test for recruiting subedars, sub-inspectors and platoon commanders was held by the MPPEB on March 3, 2014 and the result was declared on July 18.

However, the board recently discovered that a dozen candidates who scored enough marks to qualify for the merit list were not even considered for follow-up tests such as a physical examination and interviews. The board recently discovered that a dozen candidates who scored enough marks to qualify for the merit list were not even considered for follow-up tests The MPPEB said in its letter that answer sheets from the examination centre at Ghoshipura were jumbled up The MPPEB acknowledged

The mistake has come to light at a time when candidates who cleared all the tests are completing their training.

The MPPEB acknowledged its error in a letter addressed to the additional director general of police (recruitment) at the police headquarters. Hindustan Times has accessed a copy of the letter. its error in a letter addressed to the additional director general of police (recruitment) at the police headquarters Whenever the next recruitment process would be organised, these candidates would be eligible to participate in physical and interview, the ADGP said

The MPPEB said in its letter that the 12 candidates were overlooked because they were part of a group of 239 candidates, who appeared for the written test at a centre at Ghoshipura in Guna district, whose marks not included in the merit list.

Therefore, these 12 candidates – Bhavana Yadav, Rashmi Raghuvanshi, Hemlata Rajput, Vandana Shakya, Santvana Bijaule, Girish Namdev, Neeraj Singh Sikarwar, Harivansh Rawat, Ramesh Kumar Yadav, Praduman Meena, Tokeer Jhan, and Laxman Singh Meena – were not recommended for further tests such as a physical examination and interviews.

The MPPEB said in its letter that answer sheets from the examination centre at Ghoshipura were jumbled up. The answer sheets of the second shift were mixed with those of the third shift, it said.

The board further said that the dozen candidates should be recruited if they cleared the other tests.“The score card attached with the letter showed that all 12 students scored good marks but they had to pay the price for the MPPEB officials’ misconduct. Now, the fate of these candidates is hanging in the air. The irony in the issue is that the MPEB officials woke up almost a year after the recruitment process,” the police official said on condition of anonymity.

Additional director general of police (recruitment) Kailash Makwana said the candidates will be allowed to participate in physical test and interviews during the next recruitment process.

“MPPEB has given a list of 12 candidates. Whenever the next recruitment process would be organised, these candidates would be eligible to participate in physical and interview. About action against the MPPEB for the mistake, I would only comment after going through file,” he said.

MPPEB director Tar un Pithode could not be reached for comment despite several efforts to contact him.

The MPPEB is at the centre of a multi-layered scam in admission and recruitment tests that has led to the arrest of more than 1,800 people and caused major embarrassment for chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The scam saw candidates rig tests for admission to colleges and recruitment in government jobs through scamsters, who employed imposters to write papers, manipulated sitting arrangements and even supplied forged answer sheets.