ITANAGAR: One of Arunachal's largest rallies ever is being held by up to 90 organisations, parents, and students to protest the APPSC (Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission) document leak scandal.
Notably, the rally was organised by the All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) and the All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) to protest the ongoing Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) examination paper leakage scam. The rally was organised from the Dera Natung Government College to IG Park.
The recent arrests of candidates and officials by the Special Investigation Cell, according to ANSU Vice President Rahim Yangfo, have confirmed the unions' belief that corrupt practices within the Commission are nothing new.
The state government must void all exams in which the question paper was leaked, according to the Union's list of demands.
In addition, ANSU demanded that no examination date be announced by the Commission until the investigation process is complete and that a new SOP for the examination is prepared with at least two candidates' input.
The ED and Court-monitored investigation was also demanded, along with the immediate dismissal and termination of all state government officials involved.
In addition, they have urged the state government to hire Mudang Yabyang, a candidate with disabilities, for the position of lecturer at Polytechnic College and to promote Gyamar Padang to assistant engineer (civil) in recognition of his role in exposing the APPSC exam paper leak.
Other demands include the publication of the report of the three-member IAS committee on the leakage of the AE (Civil) paper, the recall of three state officials posted under the APPSC, and compensation for all the wronged candidates in the amount of Rs. 5 lakhs per person.
This is not the first time a scam like the APPSC has occurred in Arunachal Pradesh, according to a letter written to the chief minister by the All Nyishi Students Union, but such corrupt practices and anomalies are periodically reported in the APPSC.
They claimed that the official responsible for the notorious 2014 paper leak scam had escaped punishment.