I would like to draw attention to the viva voce date notified by the APPSC along with the written result notification of JE (UD&PHE) examination.
The aforesaid examination was conducted on 9 June, 2018, and it took more than a year for the commission to publish the result, when someone cognizant expressed his/her frustration through this esteemed daily. And then the result was notified by the APPSC a few days later along with the viva voce date.
However the thing that arouses our concern is why the APPSC has fixed the date of the viva voce two months behind while it could be done earlier than the notified date. Two months is an unnecessarily lengthy period of time for viva voce.
If we see the similar steps taken by the APPSC during the recently held exams – be it the much-hyped combined competitive examination, or the AE examination, or the junior specialist recruitment – the commission has been very proactive in completing the entire recruitment process and has completed viva voce within a month from the publication of the written results. Some of which were held when the Covid-19 pandemic was at its peak. So what’s the compelling case with this JE exam? The result was declared after more than a year and now the viva date has been notified at an unnecessarily lengthy period of time.
Candidates being skeptical should not be taken otherwise, because malpractices and corruption in recruitment process has been rampant in the recent times, though its not new in our state – from the APPSC anomalies to the APSSB job scam (UDC & LDC) and nursing job scams. So it is natural for anyone to harbour such doubts.
What we want is fair and transparent recruitment system like the UPSC and the SSC, which have been very diligent in accomplishing their duty, so that the future of our state lie on the shoulders of capable, honest and upright new generations who would steer our state to new heights of development and would make our state machinery more efficient.