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Kerala CM tells Public Service Commission to ensure rights of the marginalised

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has exhorted the PSC to ensure that the rights of the marginalised are not denied when it attempts to implement reforms.

Published: 28th February 2017 02:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th February 2017 02:08 AM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan arriving for the inauguration of the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Kerala Public Service Commission in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday. |  Manu R Mavelil

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan arriving for the inauguration of the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Kerala Public Service Commission in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday. | Manu R Mavelil

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has exhorted the PSC to ensure that the rights of the marginalised are not denied when it attempts to implement reforms. Inaugurating the diamond jubilee celebrations of the PSC here, he said the government appreciated its effort to clear the pending files up to November, 2016, by October 31, 2017.

He asked the PSC to do away with obsolete rules which had been creating difficulty to the applicants.There had been complaints about the PSC’s insistence on the name and date on the profile photo of the candidate. The PSC should consider doing away with such practices, he said.

The Chief Minister exhorted the PSC to do the needful to avoid the undue delay in conducting interviews though the written examinations are held in time.“During my college days, MA students got recruited as faculty in the very next year of their completing the course. Now such a thing cannot even be imagined,” he said.

The PSC’s complaint that there was shortage of human resources in handling the huge number of applications would be considered favourably.   He said the PSC should consider the issue of including a large number of candidates in a ranked list while the number of vacancies is limited ultimately forcing the job-seekers to approach the government for extension of rank list.

Presiding over the function, PSC chairman M K Zakeer said Malayalam would be included as one of the subjects for the written examinations from Chingam 1. He said candidates will have to appear for the Malayalam examination at the degree level.

Tourism and Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran, Mayor V K Prasanth, PSC Secretary Saju George and Member P Sivadasan spoke.



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