IMPHAL, May 28: The Joint Students Coordination Committee (JSCC) and All Tribal Students Union (ATSUM) have demanded to cancel the recent examination taken by Manipur Public Service Commission on April 25 and to conduct the examination again at the earliest.
The JSCC and ATSUM made the demand in a press conference at the All Manipur Students Union headquarters on Wednesday.
JSCC convenor Thangjam Premananda said that the question paper of the examination had various mistakes and some answer keys didn’t correspondent with the given questions.
“In this regard, the JSCC had appealed to the concerned department several times to form an enquiry committee to investigate into the mistakes committed during such an important examination. However, no response has come till date to the appeal made by the JSCC,” he stated.
He said that the JSCC had also informed to halt the issuing of forms to the candidates to appear in the main examination, adding that even though various appeals were made, MPSC has been issuing forms which must be stoped.
“The announcement of the result twice clearly showed that various unfair means were practiced during examination. So, there is a need for a re-examination and if the MPSC can’t conduct the examinations, it’s better to hand it over to the UPSC to conduct the examination in the future,” Premananda said.
ATSUM secretary Vareiyo Shatsang said if the government keeps on neglecting and fails to conduct the examination again which is null and void, various agitations will be launched in the hill areas of the state.
If re-examination is not conducted, the candidates are all unfit because the examination was null and void, the ATSUM secretary added.