The Group of MPSC Aspirants (GOMA) has urged the Manipur government to withdraw the cabinet decision taken on February 20 for additional 43 SDC posts, a move made to deal with administrative difficulties caused by the creation of seven new districts.
Addressing the press at the Manipur Press Club on Monday, GOMA spokesperson Dihemlung Golmei said the state cabinet’s decision to approve 43 SDC seats for the waiting list of MPSC-MCSCCE 2016 (2022) has sparked off widespread concerns among the aspiring community,
While the decision to create these posts has been understandable, the government’s decision to fill them with candidates from the waiting list for the MCSCCE 2016 (2022) exam has caused widespread concerns, he said and called on the government to add another 43 SDC posts in the upcoming MCSCCE 2023 to give equal opportunity to all aspirants.
He said that the MCSCCE 2016 was cancelled after the High Court and the Supreme Court found many irregularities in the exam process.
The appointments of 82 candidates who had already been in service for two-and-half years were terminated as a result.
The MPSC was instructed by the High Court and the SC to reconduct the exam from the mains. Moreover, a CBI investigation on the court's order is ongoing at present, he added.
The MCSCCE 2016 (2022) exam was conducted as per court’s order for 82 posts only, and throughout the exam process, the number of candidates in the mains and the personality test of the exam followed the MPSC’s own exam conduct rules and ratio.
But the recent approval by the state cabinet for 43 additional SDC seats from the declared merit list, compromised MPSC’s own exam rules and conduct, thus compromising the rights and equal opportunities of aspirants throughout the whole exam process, he said.
Even the preference and choices in the services of some of the selected 82 candidates of the MCSCCE 2016 (2022) have been compromised by the recent state cabinet decision. All these courted more controversies and possible court cases and litigation for the examination, he added.
He further said that GOMA requested the concerned authorities to add the increased 43 SDC posts to the upcoming MCSCCE 2023 exam to give equal opportunity to all aspirants. GOMA has called for the exam conduct rules of MCSCCE to be followed in letter and spirit.
GOMA also urged the authorities to address any loopholes to avoid future controversies in the MCSCCE and to ensure a fair and transparent process.
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