Conducting exams in 2 phases will curb malpractices, says PSC chairman
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC) chairman M. K. Sakeer stated that malpractices can be stopped when the exams are conducted in two phases. The PSC chairman told Mathrubhumi News that the new reforms are being implemented not just in response to the criticisms but also because it was the requirement of time.
The new exam structure will be published on the PSC website soon. The exams will be held differently for applicants with Class 10, 12 and degree level eligibility.
From now on, instead of including a lot of people in the rank list, the list will be prepared based on the number of vacancies. Around one crore candidates applied for various PSC exams in 2019. This will go up in the coming years, he said.
Sakeer also stated that PSC is unable to stop backdoor appointments as it cannot violate guidelines. Appointments to institutions like the Library Council are not made through PSC. Hence it cannot block these appointments.
PSC cannot intervene in temporary appointments either. This is done under the supervision of the respective departments. He also said that PSC can take action only if the applicants file a complaint claiming that they lost their chance.