Pune: The MPSC Students’ March Coordinating Committee has organised a silent protest march on Thursday, to highlight its demands for increasing the number of posts declared by the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC).
The committee members said that around 15 to 20,000 students from across the State will be a part of the protest march.
The protest will begin at Shaniwarwada and end at the Collector’s Office.
Speaking about the same, Bhujang Patil of the MPSC Students March Coordinating Committee, said, “One of our major demands is to increase the number of vacant posts declared by the commission. While on one hand, the number of vacant posts in public service is huge, the number of posts for which MPSC releases advertisements is very less in comparison. We also demand a stricter coordination and supervision at examination centres to prevent undesirable activities like dummy candidates, copying, etc. We suggest that the MPSC should introduce systems like biometric attendance and mobile jammers at the centres.”
Patil also said that the State government should declare a list of waiting candidates for every post to prevent corrupt practices.
Along with Pune, a similar protest march will be also be organised in Nagpur, Parbhani and Baramati. Marches are presently being held in different parts of the State since January 31 and will continue till February 9.
Other demands of the committee
Dummy racket issue in the competitive examinations should be investigated by CBI.
The MPSC should give a valid explanation regarding the questions in the competitive examinations that are either declared to be wrong or cancelled by the commission.
The vacant positions at the State level, as well as the 23,000 vacant posts of teachers in the State, should be filled by the government at the earliest.
MPSC should cancel the joint examination for the posts of PSI/STI/ASO, and go back to separate exams for the three posts, and also release advertisement for 1,500 posts for the same.