GUWAHATI: One hundred and eighty candidates who passed the CCE (Combined Competitive Examination)-2014 conducted by the APSC (Assam Public Service Commission) will also come under the judicial scanner.
The State Home and Political Department has started the process to initiate a judicial inquiry into the alleged anomalies in CCE-2014. The Department will entrust a retired judge to inquire into the alleged malpractices in the selection process of the APSC.
With Rakesh Paul as its chairman, the APSC declared the results of the CCE-2014 in June 2016. The 180 serving and dismissed officers selected in that batch include 90 ACS (junior grade) cadres, 47 APS (junior grade) cadres, 21 inspectors of taxes and others.
Dibrugarh Police is investigating the cash-for-job scam in the APSC. The police investigators found malpractices in selecting 28 CCE-2014 candidates and filed criminal cases against them. The Government dismissed the 28 officers.
The State Government feels the need for a judicial inquiry into the selection in the CCE-2014.
The APSC declared the results of the CCE-2013 in 2015. Dibrugarh Police is also investigating the selection of this CCE batch.
Justice (retired) Biplab Kumar Sharma inquired into the anomalies in selection in CCE-2013. What is significant is that this judicial commission found serious malpractices in selecting 34 candidates who did come on the radar of Dibrugarh Police.