After CS ‘order’, UPPSC suspends interviews for 3,996 posts
The commission turned back candidates who reached its office for pre-scheduled interviews on Wednesday and also began the process of intimating qualified candidates about the decision whose interviews are scheduled in the coming days and weeks.lucknow Updated: Mar 23, 2017 13:47 IST
Following instructions from the state government, Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) suspended interviews of 22 separate recruitment processes being conducted for filling up a total of 3996 posts.
The commission turned back candidates who turned up at its office for pre-scheduled interviews on Wednesday and also began the process of intimating qualified candidates about the decision whose interviews are scheduled in the coming days and weeks.
At present recruitment interviews for filling up 372 posts of assistant prosecution officers (APOs) and 3286 posts of allopathic doctors were underway. Around 1244 candidates were scheduled to appear in interviews for the post of APO between February 17 and March 24. Interviews of merely 143 candidates were still remaining.
The interviews for the post of allopathic doctors had kick-started on December 19, 2016 and by March 24, 2017 as many as 5352 shortlisted candidates were scheduled to appear before the interview panel of experts. However, with over 300 candidates yet to face the interview board, the process has been suspended now.
Candidates for both these interviews were turned back by UPPSC officials. The move comes following verbal orders reportedly from the chief secretary Rahul Bhatnagar.
“We have not received any written orders to suspend the interviews till now. However, to avoid any questions being raised at a later stage, we have suspended the interviews following instructions from the state government,” shared Atal Kumar Rai, secretary, UPPSC.
UPPSC had drawn a lot of criticism for its functioning and alleged biased recruitment during the last government’s regime when appointment of its chairman Anil Yadav too was quashed by the Allahabad high court. BJP leaders including PM Narendra Modi had spoken about anomalies in UPPSC in their poll campaign speeches.
Some affected recruitment processes of which interviews have been suspended:
• Lecturer mechanical engineering: In which 1233 candidates were to compete for 144 posts between March 27 and May 16
• Fire officer and chief fire officer: For 03 posts of fire officer and 01 post of chief fire officer for which interview of on March 27
• Research assistant (engineering): 03 posts for which 21 candidates were to complete on March 28, 29
• Lecturer microbiology: In which 60 candidates were to compete for 19 posts between March 28 and March 30
• Lecturer physics: In which 44 candidates were to compete for 10 posts on March 29 and March 30
• Lecturer gynaecology and obstetrics : In which 38 candidates were to compete for 07 posts between March 30 and March 31
• Lecturer music: In which 09 candidates were to compete for 19 posts on March 31
• Dy sports officer: In which 08 candidates were to compete for 01 posts on April 3
• Lecturer blood bank: In which 19 candidates were to compete for 14 posts on April 3
• Sports officer: In which 73 candidates were to compete for 10 posts on April 12-13
• Lecturer physiology: In which 64 candidates were to compete for 18 posts between April 18 and April 20.