Lokesh demands justice for Group-I mains candidates

Lokesh demands justice for Group-I mains candidates

Slams CM for turning APPSC into 'YCPSC'

Irregularities took place in Group-I mains

APPSC under grip of corruption mafia like sand and liquor

Demands white paper on digital valuation

AMARAVATI (prajaamaravati): TDP National General Secretary and MLC Nara Lokesh on Thursday termed it as unfortunate that the ruling YSRCP  expanded its massive irregularities from sand, liquor, cement and mining mafia to the top level recruitment examinations like the APPSC Group-I.

Mr. Lokesh expressed concern that the Government was not conceding the candidates' demand for inquiring into the irregularities that took place in the valuation of Group-I mains exam. There were many complaints about faulty valuation that caused injustice to the candidates. To come clean on this, the Government should release the details of marks and answer sheets of the selected candidates.

Taking part in a virtual meeting held with the Group-I candidates, Mr. Nara Lokesh criticised that the ruling party has turned the AP Public Service Commission (APPSC) into the YSR Congress Public Service Commission (YCPSC). The YCP Government should explain why so many complaints were coming on the Group-I exam. The digital evaluation was taken up without taking up any prior study on its feasibility.

Mr. Lokesh demanded a white paper on the digital evaluation to clear the doubts of the candidates. The APPSC was filled with members who had no minimum educational qualifications. Those who filed false cases against the opposition leaders were giving posts on the APPSC. With this, all sorts of unwanted developments were taking place in the Government recruitment examinations for which the Chief Minister's narrow minded policies were held responsible.

Mr. Nara Lokesh accused the Chief Minister of going back on his much trumpeted election slogan of 'Nenu unnanu, nenu vinnanu' (I am here. I listened). After coming to power, Mr. Jagan Reddy started listening only to the unlawful, mafia gangs but not to the aspiring youth and job seekers. AP stood in 3rd and 4th places in the list of big States in investments during the Chandrababu regime but the 2-year Jagan rule brought the State to the bottom of the list.

Mr. Lokesh deplored that the Chief Minister was destroying the future of the deserving candidates who wrote the Group-I mains exam. The Group-I mains notification was issued in 2018 and the written exam was held in December in 2019. Results were announced on April 28, 2021. Over 9,678 candidates took the written exam of which over 340 got selected for the interview round. This exam was meant to select future sub-collectors, RDOs and such top level officers in the Government. But still, there was no transparency in the all important recruitment process.

Mr. Lokesh demanded the Government to set up an online mechanism to receive complaints from the candidates. Stringent action should be taken against those who committed irregularities in the Group-I exam. The TDP would agitate till justice would be done to the sincere candidates.

The Group-I candidates, who took part in the meeting, asserted that the facts would come out only when the Government would order an inquiry by a sitting judge of the High Court or by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).