HYDERABAD: Demanding cancellation of Group-I examination alleging irregularities in the conduct of the exam by the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC), Unemployed JAC members on Wednesday burnt an effigy of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on the Osmania University campus.
Group-II examinations were conducted for the second time in September 2016 at the behest of the Supreme Court. However, as many as 10 questions were found to be incorrect and the students moved the High Court in this regard. On June 28, the High Court gave TSPSC three weeks to respond. “The matter is sub-judice and we will give all the details to the court. The commission is a constitutional body and we are doing everything within the constitutional framework,” TSPSC chairman Ganta Chakrapani said.
Initially conducted in the unified Andhra Pradesh in 2011 by the APSPC, the examination aimed to fill 312 posts. In the mains, however, as many as six mistakes were found in the question paper. And the students took the matter to the Supreme Court which called for fresh exams, which were conducted in September last year.“Group-I examination is the Vyapam of Telangana. The re-examination was not conducted as per the guidelines of the apex court.
And for the 10 errors in the paper, students were given 10 additional marks. This is unfair to the 1,800 students who wrote the exam,” said Manavata Roy, Unemployed JAC member and a PhD scholar from OU. Post-bifurcation, the Telangana state had to fill 282 posts in the Group -I category.
L Srinivas, one of the petitioners, also alleged that there were discrepancies even in the number of candidates called for the interview. “A second list was declared in which additional 20 candidates were called for the interview only after we created a hue and cry,’’ he said.