KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Due to the Supreme Court’s interim order to suspend the recruitment process, some 30,000 candidates who have completed the examinations for various posts of the Public Service Commission (PSC) are under stress.
The results of the various PSC exams conducted after 2019 have been withheld, leaving the candidates waiting for the final results under extreme stress.
On Monday, a total of 631 candidates who had taken PSC exams for the third class gazetted officers for various government services staged demonstrations in front of the central office of the PSC in Kathmandu and Maitighar for three days. One of the candidates, Sudip Sapkota said that if the peaceful demonstration does not make any change, they will be forced to stage a hunger strike.
PSC Spokesperson Toya Narayan Subedi said the results of various examinations had to be put off due to the interim order of the Supreme Court. He said that the results of the examinations have been withheld for more than 1,000 positions including police inspectors, non-gazetted third class officers, under secretaries, engineers and school inspectors.
“As a result, the final results and examinations of about 30,000 candidates for different posts have been postponed,” said Subedi. “This is not because of us. The Supreme Court has issued an order to stop the recruitment process. With such an order, we will not be able to proceed forward with the examination.”
According to the PSC, the SC has issued interim orders against more than 20 PSC offices across the country. The Supreme Court has ordered the PSC to postpone the examination process until the interim order is lifted. Similarly, the writ petitioners have also demanded postponing the recruitment process in some cases.
The commission has postponed the results of various stages of the examination which was conducted in March 2020. Out of this, 631 youths who have appeared in the examination for the post of non-gazetted third class officers (administrative service) are under stress. They completed all stages of the examinations on August 31.