APPSCCE commerce candidates file writ petition in HC

[ Nellie N Manpoong ]
NAHARLAGUN, Aug 28: The aggrieved commerce candidates who had appeared for the preliminaries of the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Combined Competitive Examination (APPSCCE) filed a writ petition in the Itanagar bench of the Gauhati High Court here on Tuesday, seeking redress of their grievances by the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC).
The court has listed the case (seeking redress of grievances under Article 14 and 16 of the Constitution) for Wednesday.
At present, 71 commerce candidates are moving ahead with the writ petition.
In the writ petition, the petitioners (candidates) said they were aggrieved by the impugned preliminary examination results declared on 2 August, 2018, and the notification issued on 27 August, 2018, for the mains examinations, as well as the scheduled date of 26 September, 2018 as the last date for submission of documents.
The court was informed that the candidates had found over 100 questions out of the syllabus, and that only three of the 1030 commerce candidates were able to clear the preliminary exam.
The candidates also stated that they consulted with the heads of the commerce department of Rajiv Gandhi University (Rono Hills) and Indira Gandhi Government College (Tezu), besides research scholars, who verified the claims of out-of-syllabus questions.
They highlighted that the APPSC was informed of the grievances on several occasions, and claimed that the commission is yet to redress their complaints.
The preliminaries were held first on 29 November, 2017. Following accusations of anomalies, fresh exam was held on 29 July, 2018.
The results of the second preliminaries were declared on 2 August.
However, following complaints in the geography Series-C paper and subsequent verification by the commission, a second list of candidates was notified on 16 August.