Perturbed with the unresolved imbroglio surrounding the Manipur Civil Service Combined Competitive Examination 2016, Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong (TKS) has made fervent appeal to Manipur’s chief Minister N. Biren Singh to urgently look into the matter and resolved the impasse.
Therefore, we make this appeal to the office of the Hon’ble Chief Minster, to urgently take actions to identify and penalize the persons responsible for the MCSCCE 2016 imbroglio, and to make the findings public, so that the State’s Civil Service Recruitment can resume at the earliest with public confidence, TKS said in a statement on Thursday.
Applauding the leadership and initiatives undertaken by Chief Minister Biren Singh, the student union lauded the tangible improvement ushered in the law and order situation and overall conditions of the state.
In the interest of the youth, today we would like to express our deep concern for the imbroglio surrounding the MCSCCE 2016 conducted by the Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC), it appealed.
The statement further said that when the judgment was passed on 18 October 2019, the general expectation was that, those who were liable for causing the MCSCCE 2016 examination to be quashed would be swiftly penalized. However, even after almost two years, not even one person has been held and penalized.
It then underscored the observation of the hon’ble High Court who had observed that, “It is the right time for the MPSC or for that matter, its staff or officials to be penalized for their misdeeds which they have been doing for the last many years and if not penalized now, they would continue to do so in future at the cost of public interest and public money” (page 149), and termed MPSC’s rules as “half baked” (Page 150).
Taking a potshot at MPSC, it said that they (students) do not want to inherit a system where, after succeeding in a competitive examination, our life can be so devastatingly destroyed by the incompetence of an agency which is supposed to be the premier recruiting organ of the State, and a constitutional body.
We have come to learn that no guilty staff or officials of the MPSC are penalized yet, it said, before adding: It is very disturbing to learnt that MPSC has not expressed any remorse, nor has there has been any sign of MPSC conducting any internal inquiry or making attempts to rectify its half-baked rules. “We understand that penalizing the guilty and making rules that meet national standards are pre-requisites for all future exams of MPSC,” TKS pointed out in its statement.
The apex student union of the Tangkhul tribe, meanwhile, has also petitioned the government to concomitantly take appropriate action to protect the genuine and innocent, asserting that “no citizen should suffer for the fault and crimes of others.”