MPSC without Chairman

/ Letter to the Editor / Monday, 27 April 2015 16:56

Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC) was constituted in 1972, but people came to know of its existence only 3/4 years before !!!! MPSC started functioning in its true spirit only in the last 3/4 years. There was excitement, confidence amongst the jobless literate youth of Manipur. The functioning of MPSC under former Chairman Shri Dhruv Vijay Singh, IAS has made MCS, MPS : the dream goal of many young Manipuri Students. Parents, Students, Scholars expressed their happiness when MPSC declared result of various exams in time. In 2014, even the candidates of MFS Exam giving physical test at Khuman Lampak Stadium rubbed their eyes in disbelief when they found final result on the same day. MCSCCE 2013 & 2014 were conducted in the same calendar year and selected candidates have joined Services. In 2013 & 2014, Exams were conducted on time results declared without any delay.Truly said, MPSC created history in its way of conducting examination and got applause from PSCs of other States.
However, good side of the story ends here. RTI applications started piling up.RTI application was kept pending for 4/5 months. At present exams are not conducted on time. Results are kept pending. Because there is no chairman since 27 Jan 2015. Since last 03 months MPSC has been functioning without its BOSS. It seems that CM O Ibobi didnt find capable person who could dance to the music of State Government.It seems that, our State Govt is not happy with the way : Young Officers, Doctors, Engineers, Bureaucrats who made their career in last 2/3 years by dint of hard work and merit. Politicians may be asking to each other “ Why MPSC selects candidates without any gift/khudolpot ?” It seems that State Govt is trying to make MPSC a money making machine.
Governor of Manipur, Shri KK Paul is also the Governor of Uttarakhand. He stays far away from Manipur. It could be a reason for the delay of appointment !!! Nevertheless, Sooner than later, State Government will surely recommend a name for the Chairmanship of MPSC. We expect the new Chairman to safeguard the Constitutional Power and functions of MPSC. We also expect our new Chairman to be of high moral values who could not be easily bogged down by immoral political cohorts. We pray for a new Chairman who can continue the legacy of former Charmain, Shri DV Singh, IAS (retd). MPSC has given a ray of hope to many young students who could otherwise be waylaid to dropout and become insurgents. Many Students have promised to build a better Manipur by becoming MCS,MPS, MFS Officers. We request our State Government to help these students in realizing their dreams.

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