Pune: To give a platform to the grievances of unemployed candidates of public service competitive examinations and demand for an improved structure of the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC), around 20,000 youths from different districts across the state started a march from Pune to Mumbai on Saturday.
The march started at 6 pm from Deccan in Pune with students shouting the slogans of their demand. The march will reach Mumbai on May 25 via Lonavla, Badlapur and Thane.
The long march was organised by ‘Sarkari Nokar Bharti Bhrashtachar Virodhi Sangharsha Samiti’, a committee formed to fight against the corruption in the government job recruitment process in the state. Around 2,000 candidates from Pune participated in the march.vYogesh Jadhav, Convener of the Committee said, “We demand CBI probe into many scams like Dummy Racket and MahaPolice Recruitment Scam. Also, the brutal administration of the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) is not taking any kind of responsibility of MPSC candidates who are unemployed.”
He further added, “Our main demand is the establishment of MPSC district offices in each of the 36 districts along with four Regional Headquarters. The government should immediately provide the staff and officers required for the purpose. Also, more than two lakh vacant seats and 50,000 police recruitments seats should be filled immediately. The President of the MPSC should be strictly appointed through the Lokpal Act. The recruitment of the staff from a peon to deputy district collector, from teachers to professors (Group A to Group D) must be carried out through the medium of Public Service Commission. Moreover, all recruitment examinations should be conducted offline and the conduct of examinations through the MahaPortal should be stopped.”
Senior social activist Baba Adhav, Indian Women’s Federation Leader Smita Pansare were present to support the march.
All India Students Federation (AISF) and All India Youth Federation (AIYF) and many other social organisations like Surajya Sena have extended their support and helped the organisation for the march.