MCSCC exam embroiled in another controversy

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office1-copyIMPHAL, Jul 17 : Alleging that Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC) has violated the rights of OBC and SC candidates in the recently declared result of Manipur Civil Services Combined Competitive (Preliminary) examination, All Manipur Scheduled Caste Association has demanded annulment of the said result.
Speaking at a press conference held at Manipur Press Club, association secretary Moirangthem Gyanel said that the cut-off mark for unreserved, OBC and SC categories were clubbed together at 171 while the cut-off for ST was 168.
As such, MPSC had given no reservation to SC and OBC candidates which was a clear violation of the all India reservation policy, Supreme Court ruling and Constitutional rights of the candidates belonging to these two groups, he said.
Gyanel stated that MPSC conducted Manipur Civil Services Combined Competitive examination to fill up 82 different posts.
In the notification of the examination issued by the commission, it was clearly mentioned that two seats are reserved of SC candidates, 22 seats for ST, 10 seats for OBC (Meitei/Meetei) and four seats for OBC (Meitei Pangal), Gyanel said.
He further said that the result of preliminary examination declared on July 8 did not mention category-wise selection of candidates that led to suspicion of the candidates.
Stating that this is not the first time that MPSC had ignited controversy, Gyanel said that there were many irregularities and mistakes in the past examinations as well.
Alleging that the latest goof-up was not just an inadvertent mistake but an intentional game, Gyanel said that stern action must be taken against the officials concerned of MPSC. He further said that they are incompetent to handle such important examinations.
Gyanel further said that the State Government must consult other agencies like UPSC if MPSC is unable to conduct the examination in a proper manner.
He further said that they would fight the matter in the Court if no positive action is taken up even after the submission of a memorandum to MPSC regarding the invalidation of the Preliminary examination results.
It may be mentioned that the first notification for MCSCC examination, 2015 was issued on December 29, 2015. However, the examination which was supposed to be held on February 28, 2016 was cancelled due to detection of errors in the eligibility criteria.
After a fresh notification was issued on April 7, 2016, MPSC conducted the Preliminary examination on May 15 this year.
However, the commission had to cancel this examination as well due to many question errors and ambiguity in instructions.
Later, a fresh examination was held on July 3.

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