[ Nellie N Manpoong ]
NAHARLAGUN, Nov 30: The writ petition submitted by candidates who claimed to have not been able to appear for the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Combined Competitive (Mains) Examination (APPSCCE) 2017-18 due to obstruction from protesting candidates, has been accepted in the Itanagar permanent bench of the Guahati High Court on Friday.
The hearing has been fixed for 7 January, 2019, which is also the same date of the hearing for the commerce and 221 other subject candidates.
Speaking to this daily, one of the petitioners and candidates, Tazing Taggu reiterated that they have informed the court that they were unable to appear for the exam at the Kingcup Public School (Exam centre) because of the protest outside.
The court was also informed that they had approached the officials at the gate but were not allowed to enter, while many were allowed entry till 10.50 AM, as claimed by the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) recently.
On claims of candidates who have appeared for all of their respective mains papers that some non-protesting candidates did not go inside the exam centre voluntarily, Taggu said that he is not aware of it and that it may have occurred amongst the friends of those candidates, but not with them.
On the delay in approaching the APPSC and the court, Taggu said that they decided to take legal help first, which consumed some time.
However, they claimed to have submitted representations to the APPSC on 11 and 19 November and had placed the same issues before the commission but did not receive a response.
There are currently 34 candidates as petitioners seeking a second chance to appear for the APPSCCE (Mains).