Spotlight on APPSC

The poor performance of students in this year’s CBSE examination has put the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) into focus. The education department has blamed lack of subject teachers for the bad performance, and has added that the APPSC is yet to complete the recruitment process for 1130 postgraduate teachers (PGT) and trained graduate teachers (TGT). The recruitment process started last year and the written examinations under it were held in January this year. It’s almost five months but, strangely, the commission is yet to declare the results of the written examinations.
Such inordinate delay in completing the recruitment process puts a huge question mark over the capability of the APPSC. It has miserably failed to regularly conduct civil service exams. Also, most of the examinations conducted by the APPSC run into controversies. The error-prone commission is now even struggling to complete the recruitment process on time. The delay is hurting the future of the state. With the new academic session just a month away, the APPSC should complete the TGT and PGT recruitment examinations at the earliest. This will allow the education department enough time to plan and place the newly recruited teachers in schools which desperately need subject teachers. Now the onus is on the commission to complete the recruitment process as soon as possible. It would be doing an immense service to the student community of the state. Government schools are the backbone of the state. A majority of the students study in these schools. Lack of subject teachers should not be an obstacle for these children to pursue their dreams. APPSC, remember, the whole state is watching you.