An RTI (Right to Information) activist has alleged that the assistant professor recruitment by MPPSC is another Vyapam in the making. He alleged that the MPPSC (Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission) is not providing excel-sheet of merit list of selected candidates in professors’ recruitment exam.
“For any recruitment test a merit list is prepared first and then selections are done according to the merit list. Has PSC prepared a merit list before selecting candidates for the post of assistant professors?” asked RTI activist DP Singh at a press conference. He added that if it has prepared the merit list then why it is not making it public. He said that as the list was not made public by PSC therefore he had to use RTI Act to seek information.
He alleged that PSC is not providing the selection list of candidates selected under backlog quota. He also alleged that the merit list of the backlog is also not being provided under RTI. The posts were notified by the higher education department (HED) in three broad categories- first a backlog of 752 posts, second 1064 vacancies created against retirement and third 1606 vacancies against new sanctioned posts.
The advertisement issued by the higher education department and later MPPSC was amended about 18 times mostly whenever somebody pointed out at some discrepancy in the advertisement. Singh said that he had sought a subject wise and category wise information about the reserved posts but HED could not provide the details. Singh then approached the High Court which ordered the state government to re-verify the backlog posts. However Singh alleged that MPPSC issued the selection list without re-verification.
Moreover, High Court has also instructed to follow the reservation rule which doesn’t allow selection of more than 50% candidates under reserve category. Singh alleged that PSC is not making the merit list public because it has thrown all rules to the wind. He alleged that HC has made it clear that SET certificate would not be considered valid but selections have been made in this category. He claimed that PSC has selected candidates who have done PhD from Bhoj University which is not valid.
PSC is trying to hide these glaring mistakes therefore it is not making the merit list public. “I will not spare the PSC and the higher education department for this recruitment scam, courts would decide the matter,” said Singh, who has already filed a petition in the court.