The Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC), mired in an argument over leaked query papers of its ongoing recruitment examinations, will on Wednesday determine on the standing of the examination held on March 5 for the assistant engineer (civil) submit. TSPSC chairman B Janardhan Reddy mentioned that the fee would talk about the police report and determine on cancellation or re-examination primarily based on authorized opinion.
Nine people have been arrested within the case, together with TSPSC employees, to this point.
On Tuesday, the Hyderabad police transferred the case registered at Begum Bazar police station to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) beneath Additional Commissioner (Crimes & SIT) A R Srinivas for a radical investigation. On Tuesday, Governor Tamilisai Sounderarajan additionally sought a report from the TSPSC inside 48 hours and known as for stringent motion in opposition to these concerned.
The TSPSC had cancelled the exams for the city planning constructing overseer submit on March 12 and for the veterinary assistant surgeon submit on March 15 and 16 after suspecting that its techniques had been hacked.
Reddy advised reporters that the 5 authorities staff, together with the 2 TSPSC employees, who have been discovered concerned within the rip-off can be terminated from service instantly. He additionally added that following the “unfortunate incident”, all question papers will be prepared again and that there was no change within the schedule for the Group 1 mains examination slated for June 5. Asked if different scheduled exams have been additionally compromised, he mentioned an audit report is awaited from the cyber safety wing and the forensic sciences laboratory.
On Tuesday, job aspirants and pupil activists belonging to totally different political outfits staged protests exterior the TSPSC headquarters within the metropolis and at Osmania University over the paper leak. Accusing the fee of enjoying with the way forward for lakhs of job aspirants who’ve been awaiting recruitment in authorities departments, they sought Reddy’s resignation and the re-conduct of examinations. They have additionally sought a judicial probe into the rip-off.
Terming the TSPSC procedures as essentially the most goal and clear, Reddy mentioned that the elevated workload and extreme employees crunch on the fee noticed him trusting all staff. He added that he by no means imagined the involvement of insiders within the query paper leak. “For the first time, multiple jumbling of questions and their answer options was done in October last to ensure candidates sitting next to each other do not have the same questions and no malpractices are possible even using electronic gadgets,” he mentioned.
During the investigation primarily based on a grievance from the TSPSC on March 11, the police discovered that Assistant Section Officer Pulidindi Praveen Kumar and community skilled (outsourced worker) Atla Rajasekhar Reddy had allegedly accessed the query papers saved within the confidential part through the use of passwords and credentials of different staff. They allegedly bought the query paper for the March 5 examination to a authorities Hindi trainer Renuka and her authorities worker husband, Lavdyavath Dakhya, from Mahaboobnagar, for Rs 10 lakh. Their associates scouted for potential candidates by way of a police constable Kethavath Srinivas and bought the paper for Rs 13.5 lakh to Nilesh Nayak and Gopal Nayak, who took the examination, the police learnt. They additionally discovered that Kumar too gave the examination.
During the continuing recruitment course of, 30 lakh individuals have been enrolled after a ‘one-time registration’ on the TSPSC web site, permitting them to use for any variety of posts. Reddy mentioned as many as 26 job notifications have been issued to this point and about 17,134 posts have been lined this 12 months in seven exams, in comparison with recruitment carried out for 35,000 posts within the final seven years. This 12 months, the goal to cowl 23,000 posts in 45 classes is beneath course of.