MPSC candidates await HC verdict

ST CORRESPONDENT
Sunday, 30 September 2018

Along with these 17, the fates of the rest of the candidates too depend on the verdict of the Court on the matter, as their training and subsequent joining too is being delayed.

PUNE: Around 360 candidates, who cleared the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) examination this year, are eagerly awaiting the verdict by the Bombay High Court at Aurangabad Bench, as their training and induction programme, which was supposed to begin on August 1, is still on hold even after two months.

The reason behind the delay is a petition filed by some of the students questioning the equal reservation for 17 of the allotted posts. These 17 posts were meant only for women belonging to open category. However, after results and allotments, it was found out that the posts had been allotted to the women from reserved category, who had applied through open category.

Along with these 17, the fates of the rest of the candidates too depend on the verdict of the Court on the matter, as their training and subsequent joining too is being delayed.

“We requested the court several times to keep the issues of equal reservation and appointments of the other candidates who have nothing to do with the case separate, and give a go ahead to our joining. However, that is not happening. Even on the hearing that took place on Saturday, the advocate of the government directly denied clearing the appointments of the rest of the candidates. I do not understand why the government wants us to suffer,” said one of the candidates on condition of anonymity.

He further added, “We also met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who had assured us that the issue would be resolved. However, despite taking our grievances to the CM, we are not given justice. We continue to be unemployed despite clearing the examinations and being allotted the posts.”

The candidates now have no choice but to wait for the next hearing on Monday, he said.

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