Is it possible to roll out the racket of these kinds? This could be the question raised by many after coming through the recent explosion of the racket that shockingly unfolded from the grounds of the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC), which is responsible for governing the recruitment of personnel into the state's public service.
The commission has been on the headlines across the state as it has been airing the aberrant and appalling developments after issuing the confirmation of the malpractices in the Group 4 examinations that held on September 1st, 2019. Group 4 is one of the examinations conducted by the commission to recruit the people for the posts of Village Administrative Officers and the junior assistants in various state departments and ministries.
This unprecedented racket came to the revelation after the commission had identified that many candidates who written exams in Rameswaram and Keelakarai centers had got placed in the top hundred ranks in the Group 4 results and by having strongly suspected for the possibilities of malpractices, the commission had installed an internal probe that had presented them with the awful pictures packed with the racket.
The results and rank list were announced by the TNPSC in December 2019 in which most names of the candidates shown that they had written the exam in these two centers in Ramanathapuram district and after the extensive probe, the racket was uncovered. The reports say that 99 candidates had opted to appear for exams in Rameswaram and Keelakarai centers with accord to the recommendation of the agents and after they completed their exams, these agents came to the picture where they allegedly took the answer sheets of 52 candidates of those 99 and written the correct answers and placed the sheets in the same answer sheet bundles and these had happened with the aid of other officials who were in charge of conducting the exams.
With confirmation, the TNPSC has stated that of those 52, 39 had got placed in the top 100 rank holders that were announced by the commission and after identifying the unprecedented racket, the TNPSC has taken stern action against these 99 candidates and they have now been barred from appearing for TNPSC exams for their lifetime. By rejecting their results of the 39 candidates who got placed in the top 100, the commission had now replaced them with another set of the candidates and the reports have stated that these new candidates would soon be invited for the certificate verification process.
These 99 candidates had reportedly written the exams by using the pen that was filled with the ink that would become invisible after some time following which the agents had altered the Optical Mark Recognition sheets of 52 candidates with the correct answers. Upon coming through the embarrassing racket, the police department had filed an FIR against these 99 candidates and the agents based on the complaint filed by the TNPSC, under the grounds of collective plot and forging the documents and the probe would be carried out by the CBCID police wing of the state. However, the commission had ruled out that no malpractice has been reported from other exam centers.