MPSC Mains Result 2020 Declared - Local Leaders Allege Foul Play, Seek review

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MPSC Mains Result 2020 Declared - Local Leaders Allege Foul Play, Seek review

Vinod Patil, the leader of Maratha Kranti Morcha, wrote to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra asking for a review of the results of the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) main examination, which were declared on 20 June.

Patil has also written to Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta and MPSC head Satish Gavai.

Patil claims that an analysis of the results of the examinations given in 2017 and 2019 has revealed interesting details. At least 30 candidates who were already selected in 2017 and had joined the services, took the examination again two years later and were selected for the same post.

“The results of 30 candidates, who have already joined the services, should be revoked and opportunity should be given to new candidates,” Patil said.

Patil said that the MPSC had advertised for 431 posts in 17 categories, including 40 deputy collectors and 31 assistant commissioners of police. 360,000 candidates took the preliminary examination, out of which 6,825 were selected for the final examination in July 2019. 

Patil found six candidates, who were selected as deputy collectors in 2017, had completed their training and were about to take up their posts. However, they took the examination again in 2019 and were selected for the post.

Patil said, “It appears the MPSC did not check their service record before the final interviews. The same has happened in the case of some tehsildars too who were selected for the same post.”

There is no provision in the MPSC recruitment rules to prevent a candidate from improving their performance.

A senior bureaucrat feels it shows the MPSC administration in a bad light. “It's understandable if a person working as a tehsildar takes the exam again to become deputy collector, but allowing a deputy collector to appear for the exam again is wrong. The Chief Minister will have to step in to resolve this issue,” he said.