The All Tribal Students' Union Manipur (ATSUM) on Sunday expressed its anticipation that MPSC should not commit its “past mistake” again in the appointment of 43 Junior MCS/SDC.
The student body appreciated the state government for its prompt and decisive action to address the shortfall in sub-deputy collectors/Jr MCS by appointing a further 43 posts from the merit list of the 2016 (2022) MCSCCE examination.
It stated that the lack of administrative staff has led to severe problems of administrative inefficiency in the state, as the last successful recruitment was conducted in 2014 which was nine years ago.
It also stated that the MCSCCE 2016 saga has brought many hardships to the candidates who have appeared and reappeared every stage of the exam., i.e. prelims, mains, and personality test twice between 2016 and 2022, with some having even been terminated from confirmed service after two and half years of service, for reasons of irregularities not attributed to the candidates but the MPSC and its rule.
It continued that this peculiar and exceptional chain of events has never been observed anywhere else in the country, hence it deserves all special consideration.
“We believe that the addition of 43 seats not only helps in strengthening the state administration but provides some justice and relief to the candidates who have appeared in the same exam twice over,” it mentioned.
ATSUM further appealed to the government that the officials responsible for the fiasco of MCSCCE 2016, should be brought to justice at the earliest, and provide relief to the innocent.