PCS exam not held in Uttarakhand since 2016, many candidates crossed the age limit
Lakhs of degree holder youths dream of becoming a PCS officer in the state, but due to the poor functioning of the State Public Service Commission and the government, PCS has become a distant dream
Government machinery works strangely in Uttarakhand. Lakhs of degree holder youths dream of becoming a PCS officer in the state, but due to the poor functioning of the State Public Service Commission and the government, the examination has become a distant dream for them. The situation is such that after 2016, even the advertisement for the PCS exam has not been published.
Now in the election year, the youths’ have launched an intensive campaign on social media asking the government to conduct the examination. The last piece published on the PCS exam was on October 8, 2016. After the result of the pre-exam of PCS 2012, the mains also did not take place. State Public Service Commission chairman Anand Rawat (R. Major General) told that the answer to why the PCS exam was not held after 2016, will be given by the government and not the commission.
Petition dismissed in High Court
Public interest litigation seeking to conduct the PCS examination has been dismissed in the High Court. The petition was filed by state agitator Ravindra Jugran. The commission's advocate BD Kandpal confirmed the dismissal of the petition. It was also told that in 2018, the government had sent an ordinance to the commission, in which the commission had asked to remove them if there were shortcomings, but till now the ordinance has not come again.
The youths’ demanded the government to conduct the examination
Candidates say that the government should publish an advertisement for the state PCS examination. Every year youth are crossing the required age limit due to the delay by the commission. They are asking if the elections can happen on time why not the examination? Many states like UP have released the advertisement for PCS exam 2021 but in Uttarakhand, for the last 5 years, youths are only preparing for the exams with no confirmation on the examination from the government. Even the number of posts in Uttarakhand has been reduced from 138 to 64.