FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, January 5: All Aruchal Pradesh Student Union (AAPSU) today expressed its support to APPSCE aspirant Ujum Perying, who has threatened to go on a 72–hour hunger strike from January 8 if APPSC chairman Ligu Tacho and APPSC member Mamang Dai do not resign from their posts over the APPSC examition paper leak fiasco.
"The suspension of the commission’s officials, particularly the joint secretary–cum–controller of examition, in connection with the issue has raised our concern. The confidentiality of any paper cannot be ascertained when the controller of examition, who has access to all the confidential files, is under the scanner," the union stated in a press release here. It said the APPSC and the state government need to bring ’major reformation’ in the functioning of the commission to ensure that the fiasco is not repeated. The union also demanded that a copy of the enquiry report of the matter should be made available to the consultative committee.
Meanwhile, the Aruchal Civil Society (ACS) has also expressed support to the aspirants of the APPSCE, including Perying, who are at loggerheads with the commission over the leaked question paper fiasco. For the past few years the people have witnessed several controversies in the most trusted institution of the state, the ACS lamented. Calling for the resigtion of the officials involved in the issue, it also demanded exemplary punishment for the tainted ones, saying it would otherwise launch a democratic movement of its own.