ITANAGAR: The North East Human Rights Organisation (NEHRO) Saturday came down heavily on the APPSC and the state government with the allegation of getting involved in corruption and creating an uncertain future for the youth of Arunachal Pradesh.
NEHRO demanded a CBI investigation into the paper leak issue of Assistant Engineer (Civil) exams of the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC).
The rights organization stated, "The recent leakage of AE (Civil) proves that from the top of the government to its lowest level is corrupted. And there are very possibilities of involvement of influences over the commission to achieve benefits by higher ups."
"The sealed APPSC office is a sign of failed governance and we have no faith in the Government. We demand immediate suspension of all the members of the Commission including its Chairman /Secretary and initiate CBI Inquiry for free and fair investigation of the case." NEHRO further said.
The APPSC, on Tuesday, cancelled the exams it conducted on August 26 and 27 to fill up as many as 33 posts of assistant engineer (civil) posts. APPSC has stated that it will conduct fresh examinations for the assistant engineer (civil) posts and that a new exams date will be announced soon.
Having been affected by the assistant engineers (AE) civil examination's question paper leakage fiasco, the APPSC on Wednesday expressed its regret over the episode.
However, an apologetic APPSC has shifted the entire responsibility of the fiasco upon accused deputy secretary-cum-deputy controller of examination Taket Jerang, who allegedly leaked the AE(civil) exam question paper to aspirant and co-accused Thomas Gaduk through middleman Tama Saroh.
In a press conference held here on Wednesday, APPSC member Jarken Gamlin said, "On behalf of the state public service commission, I would like to express our sincere regrets for this fiasco."
Gamlin then said, "Unfortunately, this transgression by one of our officers who was not assigned for this particular exam but in his own individual capacity committed the offence has put us all in a very disgraceful and an embarrassing situation today."
He further added that the commission is auditing their internal processes to determine any weak links in the system and their efforts towards creating a robust selection system would continue despite the setback.