SRINAGAR: State Public Service Commissions in a meeting here today proposed an online examination system across the country to fill up various posts through UPSC or the PSCs.
"A meeting of Standing Committee of National Conference of State Public Service Commissions was held here in which we deliberated upon various issues facing the UPSC and the state commissions," K S Tomar, chairman of the committee, told reporters here.
Tomar said the youth today are well-versed with mobiles and laptops and the need of the hour is to introduce online examination.
"Otherwise, our future generation will not forgive us. We will recommend this to the national conference for adoption," he said.
The chairman said a delegation of the committee recently met President Pranab Mukherjee and brought into his notice certain issues like protection to chairman and members of the public service commissions from unnecessary court cases.
Other issues like pay disparity, warrant of precedence and financial and administrative autonomy were also raised in the meeting with the President, he said.
Earlier, the committee held a meeting in which chairman Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission besides chairpersons of the Chatisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, West Bengal, Telangana States were present.
The meeting deliberated upon various matters for improving the functioning of PSCs so that process of examinations/ written tests is conducted in free, fair and transparent manner besides providing better facilities to the aspiring candidates, an official spokesman said.
The Standing Committee emphasised for efficient and effective functioning of all PSCs in the country to ensure better perception among the people by taking reformation initiatives so that candidates are given justice, he said.
The meeting also discussed various issues related to use of IT facilities including submission of online applications, one time registration (OTR), online examination, e-governance besides financial and administrative autonomy to Public Service Commissions (PSCs), enhancement in pay allowances and pension, enhancement of retirement age and other related issues, the spokesman said.