Tuesday, October 4, 2022

RPP demands transparency in NSSB exam

Rising People’s Party has appealed to chief minister Neiphiu Rio to adopt transparent procedure in Nagaland Staff Selection Board (NSSB) examination.
In a representation to the chief minister, RPP general secretary Amai Chingkhu and secretary Akum Longkumer cautioned the government that if the NSSB examination was conducted in the present format as notified, then the whole idea of transparency and fairness would stand nullified.
They said RPP had time and again reminded the State government that there should be no interview system in NSSB selection process since written examination itself should suffice to choose candidates at this level.
They alleged that the interview system in Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC) had led to no holds barred nepotism and corruption for decades, stressing that enough was enough. They demanded that meritocracy should prevail in competitive examinations henceforth.
The duo said they were unable to comprehend why it was so difficult for the State government to put in place a system that would benefit hardworking and sincere students and surely pave the way for establishment of a merit-based society.
They further suggested that i) Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheets with carbon copy should be used so as to aid the candidates to self-evaluate their marks and ii) correct answer keys should be published within a week in the local dailies after the conduct of examination to aid the above clause.
“Legacy matters and perhaps it’s important that we do what is right, especially when the issue concerns the younger generation,” the representation stressed.