Outside candidates set to sit for APSC examition
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Oct 15: The Assam State Committee of the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) has raised the demand for safeguard to the interests of the candidates of Assam in the combined competitive examitions being held in the State by Assam Public Service Commission (APSC).
A statement issued to the press on Sunday by State SFI president Kashyap Choudhury and secretary Nirangkush th said: “APSC is going to hold the selection test of assistant engineers of PWD on October 22, 2017. There are allegations that over 1,000 candidates going take the selection test are from outside Assam. SFI finds no reason to accept allowing candidates from outside Assam to sit for the selection test of the State Government departments at a time when lakhs of educated jobless youths in the State have been crying for employment opportunities. This apart, APSC has cunningly dropped Assam history and geography in the syllabus of the selection test. Submission of domicile certificates was a must for any government jobs in Assam. However, this time around, no mention of domicile certificates has been made by the APSC for the posts of assistant engineers in State PWD. This has paved the way for candidates from outside Assam for applying for jobs in the State. Such a move is set to make more and more local educated youths jobless.”
The SFI demanded Dispur and APSC to take measures on the October 22 selection test so as to protect the interests of Assam candidates. “Failing which, we’re going start a vigorous agitation,” the statement said.