The utter inadequacy of public Servants in the government establishments in Arunachal Pradesh is evident from the fact that in many districts, officers are holding multiple charges, for example a CO holding charges of BDO, DIPRO, Fisheries Officer etc. which apparently reduces the efficiency of public servants resulting into improper or delayed implementation of government schemes. Creation of many new districts in recent times has aggravated the situation. In this simultaneous elections season, I wonder, how the GoAP would manage adequate men power to ensure free and fair elections and maintain law and order at the same time.
The recruitment process for 104 public servant posts through APPSCCE has been delayed due to ongoing cases in the Itanagar bench of the Guwahati High Court. On March 28, hearings pertaining to Commerce Candidates and others were held and given another date for hearings i.e. April 20, 2019. The Commerce Candidates alleged anomalies in the APPSCCE (Prelims)-2018 and filed a petition on August 28, 2018. These protracted and indecisive cases have left thousands of aspirants in the lurch.
As a matter of fact, in APPSCCE-2017, record 22599 candidates applied for initially advertised 57 posts, which was later raised to 104. Delay in the current recruitment process will surely have serious repercussions as more and more Arunachalee youths are graduating each passing year thereby increasing the problem of unemployment. In addition, the uncertainty over Commerce and other Candidates’ cases is triggering great turmoil among serious aspirants and causing them to fall into deep despair especially those who are on the brink of upper age limit. Therefore, against this backdrop, I wholeheartedly appeal to the litigants to kindly reconsider your decisions and withdraw your petitions in the larger interests of thousands of unemployed youths of our state.
Lastly, I suggest APPSC to learn from past errors, hire subject experts of proven track records and impeccable integrities, do double cross-check of question papers and their answer keys, conduct regular orientations for staff and emulate the best practices of UPSC/other States’ PSCs to avoid imbroglio in the future and do everything to uphold the faiths of aspirants in particular and the people of Arunachal Pradesh in general.
An aspirant in turmoil