HSSC ex-chairman, members booked in recruitment scam

HSSC ex-chairman, members booked in recruitment scam

The selection procedure to recruit 1,983 physical training instructors was held without the written test in 2008.

Chandigarh, July 1

The State Vigilance Bureau in Haryana has registered a case against former chairman, members and officials of the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) for fraudulent recruitment of 1,983 physical training instructors (PTIs) during the BS Hooda-led Congress regime.

Bias alleged in selection of PTIs

  • The selection procedure to recruit 1,983 physical training instructors was held without the written test in 2008.

  • The HSSC chairman and members allegedly resorted to favouritism while giving marks in interview.

The Supreme Court had on April 8 upheld an order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court striking down the HSSC recruitments.

The HSSC had invited applications for 1,983 posts of the instructors in 2006 and had appointed them in 2010. As per the notification, candidates equal to three times the number of vacancies were to be called for the interview based on their performance in the written test.

However, later a notice was issued by the commission that due to several complaints of cheating, the written exam would be cancelled. Another notice was issued re-notifying the written examination.

However, before the fresh written exam could take place on July 20, 2008, a third notice was issued by the commission cancelling the test.

Then the selection panel decided to shortlist the candidates for the interview based on the academic qualification and employed 1,983 candidates, leading to the litigation. — TNS