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Fresh appointment fiasco in APSC, now of its chief exam controller

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 Nov 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 18: Problems afflict the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) no end. After the examition fiasco, a fresh problem staring at the autonomous body is the question of legality of the appointment of its new Chief Controller of Examitions.

RTI activist Dulal Bora today blamed it on Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for violating the standing norms in the appointment of APSC's new Chief Controller of Examitions Bharat Bhushan Deba Choudhury, replacing the earlier one for being embroiled in the APSC examition and appointment anomalies.

Bora said: "It was September 9, 2015 Additiol Chief Secretary Subhash Das of the Political (A) Department issued a notification (AAP/45/2011/Pt. 1/87) stating that an official holding the post of APSC Chief Controller of Examitions should be either a Deputy Commissioner or a Joint Secretary. However, Bharat Bushan Choudhury is an Additiol Deputy Commission (ADC) of Kamrup(M). How come APSC examitions results to be signed by Choudhry can be taken as valid when he himself doesn't fulfill the criteria to hold the post?"

Bora appealed to the State Government to appoint a candidate eligible for the post of Chief APSC examitions controller, failing which, he would resort to move the Gauhati High Court with a public interest litigation (PIL).

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