Thursday, June 6, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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PPSC rejects unite to get justice
Jaswinder Paul

Bathinda, June 5
Even as some of the recently sacked PCS officers are trying to gain public sympathy through the media by claiming that their selection was fair, a number of candidates who were rejected by the PPSC during tenure of Mr Ravinderpal Singh Sidhu, Chairman, allegedly due to corruption, have decided to launch a campaign to counter the sympathy wave. These PPSC rejects claimed that they were the real sufferers due to the malpractice in the PPSC.

A number of candidates who had appeared for written tests/interviews for posts of PCS (Executive), PCS (Judicial) and college lecturers during time of Mr Sidhu and were rejected have decided to join hands to put before the public and the authorities concerned the real facts. They claimed that they were rejected although they were meritorious and deserving.

The PPSC rejects have formed an association called the Vigilant Citizens Forum of Competitive Exams Association (VCFCEA) for getting their due. They claimed that they were rejected as they could not pay bribe and did not have ‘sifarish’.

The association demanded that the written test or interview for various posts, the appointments for which were made during Mr Sidhu’s tenure, should be held again. The association held a meeting at the local court complex today which was attended by 50 PPSC rejects.

Mr Amarinder Pal Singh, president, said that the association had been formed to bring on one platform all PPSC rejects. He said that those PCS officers whose appointment was found tainted and who were sacked by the government were trying to gain public sympathy by getting their interviews published in media.

He said the sacked PCS officers were making false claims that their appointment was fair.

Mr Dinesh Vashishat said that he appeared for interview for the PCS thrice and for the post of DSP once, but despite having a good academic record and good performance during interview, he was rejected.

Ms Manisha Bansal said she was rejected by the PPSC but selected in UPSC examination the same year. She said that large-scale bungling was prevalent in the PPSC functioning.

Similarly, Manoj appeared for interview four times, Mr Amarinder Pal Singh thrice, Mr Krishan Kant Jain also appeared three times for the interview and Mr Amarjeet Singh once. But none of them was selected for the PCS (Judicial) due to alleged corruption, claimed the PPSC rejects.

Mr Amarinder Singh said they would generate public opinion against the selections made by the PPSC in the past few years. They would organise a similar meeting on June 12 to chalk out the next course of action.

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