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Anxiety grips job hopefuls as results delayed

Over 10,800 candidates for post of accountants left in lurch over 3-month delay; no clarification forthcoming in the matter

Story: KISHOR | NAIK | 16th April 2018, 02:10 Hrs

PANAJI

At a time when government jobs are in short supply and every single post attracts over a hundred takers, there are huge expectations when exams are conducted to these posts.

But when there is a huge three-month delay simply to the declare results of a written examination, the wait can be agonising for thousands of applicants.

This is the plight of 10,815 anxious candidates who had answered an examination for 80 posts of accountants conducted by the Directorate of Accounts (DoA) in January, but are still awaiting the results.

Their anxiety is now turning into anger, as they were told that results would be declared in February and there has been no further clarification in the matter.

It may be recalled that the previous BJP-led government had decided to halt the recruitment to government jobs in November 2016.

In an ambitious move to restart the recruitment of government jobs with a bang, the present BJP-led government had announced 80 posts of accountants in the DoA.

The announcement was made on October 31, 2017 and applications were made available from November 6 to November 20, 2017. The last date to submit applications was November 24, 2017.

Amid huge expectations of securing the prized government jobs thousands of commerce graduates applied to the posts. The DoA then announced a list of eligible candidates and a staggering number of 10,815 candidates were approved for the examination.

The DoA then conducted the examinations in various centres on January 7, 2018. The Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education were been entrusted with the responsibility to prepare the question paper for this written examination and to publish the results after verification of the answer papers.

The examinations were itself embroiled in controversy, with many candidates complaining that the questions were very tough. Many alleged that the questions asked were far complex for a commerce graduate and claimed that most students would never have cleared the exams.


FLASHBACK

In an ambitious move to restart the recruitment of government jobs  with a bang, the present BJP-led government had announced 80 posts of  accountants in the DoA

The announcement was made on October 31, 2017 and applications were made available from November 6 to November  20, 2017. The last date to submit applications was November 24, 2017.

The DoA then announced a list  of eligible candidates and a staggering number of 10,815 candidates were  approved for the examination.


Results only after Parrikar returns!

PANAJI: Even after an agonising three-month delay to announce the results of the examinations to 80 posts of accountants conducted by the Directorate of Accounts (DoA), thousands of applicants will have to prepare for yet another delay. This time, on account of political compulsions.

Once results of the examinations are declared, eligible candidates will rush to the houses and offices of ministers and ruling MLAs to secure them the prized government posts.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may have insisted on the eligibility criteria in the selection process, but various ministers and MLAs are extremely eager to recruit the candidates of their choice.

“Given this intense political pressure, a decision to appoint the candidates to the 80 posts of accountants in the DoA will be announced only after the return of Chief Minister Parrikar,” said a source, thereby indicating that a further delay is on the cards which could prolong the agony for the thousands of candidates.