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Indore: After prelims, MPPSC adds 148 more vacancies to PSC-2017


Indore: Here is good news for government job aspirants who had taken state civil service preliminary exam-2017 held in February.

Nearly one-and-a-half-month after the preliminary exam, the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) has added 148 more vacant posts to the exam thereby enhancing prospects of more candidates securing government jobs.

Interestingly, this addition has been made after the final model answer sheet of the exam was released and results are expected in two to three days. This is the second amendments in the vacancies in past two months. An advertisement of state civil service exam-2017 was released on December 5 last year. At that time, total 190 posts lying vacant in different government departments were advertised. Nearly a month after, the MPPSC added 169 more posts to the PSC-2017 taking the total vacancies to 359.

The preliminary exam was then conducted on February 12 and final model answer sheet was released on March 22. After the model answer sheet was released, the MPPSC added 148 more post to PSC-2017 taking the total vacancies to 507.

Nearly 60% posts of nayab tehsildar

When the notification of PSC-2017 was released there were total 34 vacancies of nayab tehsildar. In the first amendment, 169 more posts of nayab tehsildar were added to the PSC-2016. Now of the 507 vacancies, nearly 60 per cent posts are of nayab tehsildar.

Candidates cry foul

Candidates who had applied for PSC-2017 thinking that there were merely 190 vacancies have now cried foul over the decision of MPPSC to increase posts. “It appears that this hike in the vacancies has been made to ensure that some chosen candidates are selected in the PSC-2017,” said Amit Mishra, a government job aspirant preparing for PSC-2018.  Rubbishing the allegation, the MPPSC stated that they added the vacancies to PSC-2017 before release of results. “There is provision for increasing the vacancies before announcement of results so no rule has been broken,” said Renu Pant, secretary, MPPSC.