27th Nov 2017 09:11:PM Editorials
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Once again the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission has courted controversy just a day after the preliminary examination was held on Sunday. Aspirants have been critical of the many flaws which they allege have marred the smooth conduct of the examination. While many are voicing their disappointment over some papers being made too ‘over standard’ while few subjects had far too easy questions,  then there are those who are unforgiving  of the many printing errors and wrong answer options in few multiple choice questions.

After all the controversies surrounding the commission over the years, one would have thought that they have learned from their past mistakes. When Tajom Taloh took over as Chairman, APPSC in December 2016, there was much hope that with an experienced and much respected official at the helm, the commission would toe the line and stay away from controversy.

But this latest allegation proves otherwise and is definitely a huge setback for the APPSC once again.

Thousands of students wait for the Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service notification; not to forget literally burn the midnight oil to ace this prestigious examination. Such oversight causes unnecessary chaos and has the potential to derail the smooth examination process. It’s unfair on students who have toiled hard. One must remember that delay also means lengthening of the entire examination process and many aspirants might lose their last chance due to over age etc.

In a state where ‘jobs for money’ has gained notoriety, for hardworking students without the wherewithal, APPSC this is their one last chance. Therefore, the lax approach is not only condemnable but criminal as it is akin to playing with the future of youths.

Despite the sporadic beatings to its reputation, countless job seekers still are unwavering in their faith in its fairness. There are many areas of concern which must be addressed to make the Commission above suspicion. The commission must initiate a probe to find out the reasons leading to this debacle.

However, this is a case of one too many and the commission and concern authority must go into damage control mode if it has to salvage its reputation before all it lost.


Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television as RJ & anchor.
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