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Recruitment exam paper leak: Himachal suspends functioning of state's staff selection commission

Written by  Dinkle Popli -- December 26th 2022 06:31 PM -- Updated: December 26th 2022 07:05 PM
Recruitment exam paper leak: Himachal suspends functioning of state's staff selection commission

Recruitment exam paper leak: Himachal suspends functioning of state's staff selection commission

Shimla: Himachal government has taken a big decision after the JOA IT paper was leaked. The Himachal government has temporarily suspended the State Staff Selection Commission (HPSSC) and has imposed ban on all recruitments and examinations. A woman officer posted in the secrecy branch of the Staff Selection Commission and her son were arrested by Vigilance on the charges of paper leak.

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So far, the police have arrested 6 people in the paper leak case. Police investigation in the matter is underway. The JOA paper was to be held on Saturday, but before that the Vigilance had arrested the woman officer and her son. It has been announced to cancel the exam as soon as the information about the paper leak was received.


Taking action today, the government has stopped the pending recruitment processes till further orders. The officers and employees working in the Commission will now report to the Officer on Special Duty. The government has appointed ADC cum ADM Hamirpur as officer on special duty of the commission. Along with this, the government has also relieved Dr. Jitendra Kumar, the secretary of the commission, and Sanjeev Kumar, the deputy secretary. These officers have been asked to report to the Personnel Department. Dr. Jitendra Kanwar was the Secretary of the Staff Selection Commission for the last eight years.

In public interest, the ongoing and pending recruitments have been put on hold till further orders. The new requisition has been put on hold. Along with this, all the four members including the chairman of the commission have also been suspended. The six accused arrested in the paper leak case have been sent to police custody till December 28.

- PTC NEWS

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