Inquiry commission to investigate alleged scam in APSSB: CM

ITANAGAR, Mar 1: Chief Minister Pema Khandu informed to set up an inquiry commission to investigate the alleged job scam in the Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board (APSSB).
In a meeting held here on Sunday with a citizen’s group fighting for justice and reformation in the APSSB, the chief minister informed that the commission will investigate for any irregularities in following the standard operating procedure while conducting the recent LDC/ JSA combined recruitment examination.
“If any lapses are found, the concerned higher officers responsible for such incompliance will be liable for immediate administrative actions,” said the chief minister.
He also informed that the inquiry commission will have terms of reference for the probe and will be asked to submit their findings within a few weeks.
Also, on account of the APSSB facing allegation of job scam, the chief minister said “the recently conducted exams for recruitment for LDC/ JSA will have to be cancelled.”
Khandu further informed that reports are being sought on daily basis on the findings of the Special Investigation Cell (SIC) on the alleged job scam. He said since the matter is serious, all political parties in unanimity had sought stringent punishment for the culprits involved during a recent all party meeting.
The chief minister called upon the citizen groups to actively work with the APSSB to point out any loopholes and suggest changes for a robust and fair selection process in the jobs recruitment exam. He said the government’s intention is clear – to cleanse the system, ‘else there is no meaning in occupying the chair.’
While the candidates appreciated the assurances of the chief minister, they informed this daily that they have made their stand clear that ‘if their demands do not get fulfilled on or before 5 March, they would go ahead with their protest rally’. (With CMO PR Cell inputs)