Raipur, November 24, 2012
Congress on Saturday said the government’s decision to take direct control over Public Service Commission (PSC) was an objectionable and undemocratic move.
“The government has decided to interfere into PSC works by constituting a hearing committee. The PSC is a constitutional body and any type of government control over it is unconstitutional and unacceptable,” said Congress spokesperson Sushil Anand Shukla.
“The government is trying to start a wrong trend by making its mindset to transgress in PSC orbit as by doing this it would only put credibility of the commission at stake,” he said.
“In this scenario, the probability of government’s interference into PSC exams and results would be more. The Congress will strongly oppose any such step of the BJP government,” he said.
Hitting at the PSC for failing to conduct exams successfully and without controversy, he held the government responsible for it and said the latter’s recent decision would further lower the reputation of the commission.
“The parameters to appointment chairman and members of commission should be honesty, high educational qualification and skilled administrative capability but in Chhattisgarh one is picked for the job on the basis his or her party/individual loyalty,” he said.
“The commission officials who are not discharging their duty responsibly should be sacked and honest and capable ones must be inducted into the system,” he demanded.
“The PSC in every state is the major source of job opportunities for talented youth but in Chhattisgarh it has become corrupt service commission due to its lethargic functioning, grafts and frequent political interference,” he said.