UP govt cancels police constable recruitment exam held on Feb 17-18

  • | Monday | 26th February, 2024

In a major decision, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Saturday, ordered the cancellation of the Police Constable Recruitment Examination-2023 held on February 17 and 18 following allegations of question paper leak.  He ordered a fresh examination to be conducted within the next six months with utmost transparency. The decision came following a thorough review of the ongoing investigation by the Special Task Force and the actions taken thus far regarding the examination. Reiterating his firm stance on transparency and fairness of exams, the chief minister stated, Playing with the hard work of the youth and compromising the integrity of examinations will not be tolerated. Stringent action will be taken against those responsible. More than 240 people were arrested and detained by police across the state for allegedly adopting or planning to use unfair means in the recruitment exam. Following the chief ministers directive, the Home department issued an order to cancel the examination. As per the order, after careful examination of the facts and information pertaining to the police recruitment examination held on February 17 and 18, 2024, the government has decided, in accordance with the highest standards of integrity and transparency, to cancel this examination. The Police Recruitment Board has been instructed to proactively pursue legal measures, including the initiation of First Information Reports (FIRs), in response to any instances of negligence. The government has decided to get the case investigated by the STF and has issued clear instructions to take the strictest action against the persons or institutions found guilty. Additionally, instructions have been given to conduct fresh examinations within six months, ensuring comprehensive fairness. Moreover, candidates will be provided with free transportation facilities through the services of the Uttar Pradesh Transport Corporation. More than 48 lakh candidates had appeared in the examination conducted on February 17 and 18 across the state. In response to concerns raised regarding the Review Officer/Assistant Review Officer (Preliminary) Examination-2023, conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission on February 11, the chief minister has decided to get the matter investigated. The additional chief secretary of the Appointment and Personnel department has issued an order to this effect. In light of information and complaints received by the government regarding the Review Officer/Assistant Review Officer (Preliminary) Examination-2023 held on February 11, it has been decided that a thorough examination of complaints will be made at the government level to uphold the integrity and transparency of the examination process. The order specifies that if anyone wants to bring to notice any kind of complaint regarding this examination, or facts affecting its sanctity, they should submit their full name, address and evidence to the email address of the Department of Personnel and Appointment at secyappointnic.in by February 27.

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