The Association of Unemployed Mechanical Engineers Nagaland (AUMEN) has urged the Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC) to postpone the viva-voce scheduled on July 5. This is in reference to the NPSC (Combined Technical Examination-CTE) result declaration published.
In a statement issued by AUMEN president Vizokhoto Tetso and general secretary Viketou Rote informed that a total number of 6 post (1 Lecture, 1 Junior Engineer and 4 Motor Vehicle Inspector) was advertised in which the degree holders were eligible for the whole advertised post whereas five post were also eligible for diploma holders.
But as per the result declared, only seven candidates were shortlisted for viva-voce against the six posts which is against NPSC norms previously followed 3:1 ratio.
AUMEN release quoted saying that the NPSC stated that 3:1 ratio cannot be maintained, citing reasons that there were insufficient candidates with requisite qualifying marks.
However AUMEN questioned that there was no such qualifying marks adopted during the previous technical examination and no such criteria was published during advertisement and pointed out that it was discourage and a disgrace for all the aspirant candidates.
AUMEN also put the following charter of demands: Even in NCS and allied service exams candidates are selected based on the merit marks scored by them and the ratio of 3:1 is being maintained.
Hence demanded the same, if multiple choice of posts cannot be maintained, then Degree and Diploma holders’ results should be declared separately based on the merit and preference given by the candidates and inorder to bring transparency to every candidate, NPSC should publish answer keys, so that candidates can undergo re-evaluation and to declare the marks scored by the candidate on the merit basis as adopted by UPSC (IES) pattern.
AUMEN also demanded that the NPCS clarify and make a genuine outcome for the welfare of the students.