UPPSC engineering service exam 2016: Candidates to protest against delay in result
Thousands of engineers, who appeared for the Combined State Engineering Services Examination conducted by Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) in April 2016, will stage a protest against the delay in the results in Lucknow on Sunday.
The UPPSC notified the advertisement for vacancies in various departments under the UP government in 2013. The exam was conducted in April 2016 after 3 years.
The students, who graduated from IIT Bombay and Madras and other top institutions, said the results should have been out in 2-3 months after the exam but have not been declared yet. They added even the answer keys have not been uploaded.
“As per the recent RTIs filed, copies are not checked yet. As a result, we have decided to stage a protest...” they said.
They will take out a protest march from Parivartan Chowk to the chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence demanding that the UPPSC announces the results without further delay.
“Currently, we are facing a lot of disappointment and loss of hope due to the slow and pathetic speed of UP government and UPPSC,” Abhishek Sharma, an alumnus of IIT Bombay, said.
“Still the results have not yet been declared, which is too frustrating for the students who are disappointed and depressed due to growing harassment and unemployment,” another candidate, who did not wish to be identified, said.
The candidates claimed the UPPSC told them there was no hope of the results being declared any soon. They alleged after the government in the state changed, things have further slowed at the UPPSC.
They added since the examination was held during the Samajwadi Party government, the present Bharatiya Janata Party regime is not showing any interest in improving the situation.
UPPSC secretary Atal Rai, on his part, said the matter will be looked into.
“Since the candidates were engineers themselves who graduated from top engineering institutions across India, their answer sheets will have to be checked by professors of IITs and MNITs. Everything is in the process,” Rai added.