ATSUM unearths discrepancies

07 December 2017

From Our Correspondent


 All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) today said the organisation has unearthed alleged discrepancies to prove their earlier allegations against the recruitment process of college Principal conducted by MPSC as fraught with lapses, discrepancies and blunders to make ways for nepotism.

Secretary education, ATSUM, Kakai Singsit maintained that a candidate who was included among the recently announced, recommended candidates by MPSC on November 24, reportedly failed to produce any Ph.D student, as claimed by the candidate which completely violates the stipulated educational qualification.

He pointed out that the stipulated educational qualification as mentioned in the application form, clearly states that a candidate should be a research guide and produce a Ph. D. student.

 “The matter came to light after a thorough investigation was done by a team of ATSUM at Manipur University and other equivalent universities of India so as to unearth the discrepancies that has inflicted the recently announced principal candidates for the colleges of Manipur”, asserted secretary education, ATSUM.

 He alleged that in fact the person in question had submitted his thesis after it was hastily compiled with the help of some professors from Manipur University and submitted to his guide but was eventually rejected and returned to him.

 “One fails to understand how the MPSC could entertain such candidate who has failed to fulfil the prescribed educational qualifications. If proper verification had been done at the time of the screening process many of the recommended candidates would have not made the cut”, Singsit asserted.

 He said that the notification issued by MPSC on November 24 wherein, it recommended 13 candidates for the post of the Principals for colleges within the state was circulated with three riders.

 Rider one clearly indicates that Dr. Meisnam Binota Devi had not completed her 15 years mandatory regular service. He asked how was she included in the short-listed candidates and inquired where are the eyes of MPSC.

 How MPSC brazenly failed to notice that the person in question despite her liability was allowed to sit in the interview; is this not cronyism, he further asked.

 He also pointed out that the API calculation is also shrouded in mystery as it has come to light that Manipur University reportedly has only one qualified expert for the calculation of Academic Performance Indicator (API) of research scholars but he was not included among the member of the screening committee.

 The director of the internal quality assurance cell (IQAC) who was the competent expert on the matter was allegedly also not invited; Kakai Singsit maintained while adding that since the API calculation was done in the absence of experts, ATSUM highly doubts the authenticity of the academic antecedents of the recommended candidates.

 ATSUM had earlier slammed MPSC terming it as ‘Mockery’ Public Services Commission while tagging it as ‘Mother of all controversies’ stating that every recruitment conducted by the commission are endemic with controversy.


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