Over 15,000 MPSC candidates hold protest march in city

Sakal Times
Friday, 9 February 2018

Pune: More than 15,000 Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) candidates from across the State held a silent protest march in the city starting from Shaniwarwada to Collector’s Office on Thursday.

The MPSC candidates are holding protest marches across the State to demand advertisements for more number of vacant posts in public service and better management at examination centres to prevent corrupt practices.

Pune: More than 15,000 Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) candidates from across the State held a silent protest march in the city starting from Shaniwarwada to Collector’s Office on Thursday.

The MPSC candidates are holding protest marches across the State to demand advertisements for more number of vacant posts in public service and better management at examination centres to prevent corrupt practices.

Speaking about the same on an earlier occasion, 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 the examination centres in order to prevent undesirable activities like dummy candidates and copying. We suggest that the MPSC should introduce systems like biometric attendance and mobile jammers at the centres.”

A few candidates addressed the protesters once they reached the Collector’s Office on Thursday. Following this, around five students met Resident Deputy District Collector (RDC) Rajendra Muthe and gave him their demand letter. “We received a positive response from the RDC and he said that as all our demands seem valid, he will consider them and try to make necessary changes in the rules to accommodate these demands,” Patil said.

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