Published On : Mon, Apr 15th, 2013
Latest News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

Government’s “insane” decision robs SSC, SBI candidates of job prospects

The SSC, SBI examination to be held simultaneously on April 28.

Decision puts 5.5 lakh Nagpur candidates in horrible dilemma

Nagpur News : Sometimes a nasty decision by the Government could create a havoc can be proved by a  decision, whose outcome would prove a disaster for candidates appearing for Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and State Bank of India (SBI) examinations, the Government postponed the SSC examination date to April 28. The examination was previously scheduled for April 14. Moreover, the candidates appearing SSC examination were informed of new date just a day before (April 13) thus putting the candidates in a horrible dilemma. The examination date for SBI is also April 28. It may be mentioned that both examinations are of national level. Lakhs of candidates had filled up forms for SSC examination as well as SBI examination. But now both examinations being held on the same day (April 28) the candidates are finding themselves in a disastrous situation.

According to information, the SSC examination is for Combined Graduate level and the SBI examination is for probationary officers. The SBI examination is for 1500 posts. For the SSC examination, 14 lakh candidates have filled up forms across the nation and from Nagpur, 2.50 lakh candidates have applied for the examination. Similarly, 17 lakh candidates in the country and 3 lakh candidates from Nagpur have aspired for SBI examination.

According to sources, the old time-table for holding SSC examination was April 14 and April 21. However, April 14 being Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s birth anniversary, the exam was postponed to April 28. But the decision has put the candidates and parents in a great difficulty. They are cursing the Government for the “insane” decision.

THE PROBLEM: According to knowledgeable sources, both the national level examinations should not be held simultaneously because the candidates have to pay a heavy price and thus jeopardizing their job prospects as well as future. The SSC and SBI examinations are held on the same but in two sessions. The centres for the examinations are also at various places. If a candidate appears for a examination in the morning and tries to appear other exam in the afternoon he finds it very difficult to reach the second examination centre in time. A candidate cannot even think of other examination if both the examinations are being held simultaneously. The candidates is left with no option but to appear only one examination. Another important aspect is that the candidates had paid the exam fees for both the examinations. Thereby, the candidates suffer financial losses as well as mental torture. This aspect also puts the candidates in difficulty for preparing and studying for the examinations. The Government should have thought about April 14 date for examination in advance. But this the way Government handles various crucial issues. People are helpless.

THE CHANGE OF DATES: It may be recalled that same fate was done to UPSC examination by changing the original date of May 20 to May 26. This decision also triggered an uproar. Similarly, due to a major fault in the server of Internet, the MPSC examination too was postponed. The date for MPSC exam was April 7. But the fresh  date still has not been announced. The candidates have now learnt, not a lesson, but a new “Subject” that deals with haphazard working of Government.

Now, the candidates have no choice but to appear in only one examination at the cost of a job of their liking. They are a disappointed lot can be understood.

The Government should not hold two important examinations simultaneously. The Government authorities must be utterly careful while preparing the time-table for vital examinations in future, said Dr Suresh Jadhav, Director of Premier Academic Administrative Services.