SOP For APSC Candidates Released, Mandatory To Carry Vaccine Certificate Or COVID-19 Test Result
The prelims of the Assam Civil Service examination is set take place on September 12, 2021.
Guwahati: A set of Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs) have been released by the Assam Public Service Commission for candidates appearing in the Assam Civil Service prelims examination on August 12.
Candidates who have taken at least one dose of the COVOD-19 vaccine are exempted from carrying a negative RT-PCR or RAT test report. The candidates are, however, required to carry a hard copy of the vaccine certificate.
The candidates who have not administered a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are required to carry a negative RT-PCR or RAT test report with them at the time of examination and interview.
The notification states, "The RT-PCR test should be performed within 72 hours of the commencement of the examination/interview while RAT should be performed within 48 hours of the commencement of the exam or interview."
As per the SOPs, it is compulsory for the candidates appearing for the examinations and interview to wear masks, face shields and hand gloves. The candidates are allowed to carry a small bottle of hand sanitiser of upto 60 ml to examination centre.
A total number of 75, 806 candidates have registered for the Assam Civil Service examination which is scheduled to be held on September 12.
Recently, fresh notices to several ACS and allied service officers in connection with the cash-for-job scam in the APSC (Assam Public Service Commission) were issued by the Justice (retd) BK Sarma Commission.
The Assam Government had formed the one-man commission, following a directive from the Gauhati High Court, headed by retired Gauhati High Court judge Justice BK Sarma to inquire into the alleged anomalies and malpractices while conducting the civil service preliminary and main examinations by the APSC. The examination results were declared on May 12, 2015.