Govt decides to curtail PSC rank lists

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Thiruvananthapuram: The state government on Wednesday decided to do away with the procedure of including candidates, five times the number of vacancies, in the rank lists of Kerala Public Service Commission. This will result in curtailed main-supplementary rank lists.

A notification in this regard will be issued soon. The move comes in the wake of widespread protests by job candidates alleging they are not provided appointments even after being included in rank lists.

A report will be submitted by Justice Dineshan Committee within three months after studying various aspects of PSC appointments including rank lists. However, the government took a decision before obtaining the report in the backdrop of the protests.

PSC chairman MK Sakeer said that 5-fold candidates are included as per the rules and if the rules are amended, the PSC will change the rank lists accordingly. He also added that expired rank lists including that of CPO can’t be revived.

Meanwhile the cabinet meeting on Wednesday decided on more appointments in the wake of continuing protests in front of the Secretariat here. 82 athletes who are medal winners in National Games will be given appointment at Directorate of Sports & Youth Affairs Kerala. 100 persons including 25 women will be appointed at the KAP 2 Battalion in Kozhikode.

The cabinet also decided to create 150 new posts including 44 in aided colleges.

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