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Use best available technologies
In the last 10 days several soldiers have lost their life due to avalanche in Jammu
and Kashmir. Five soldiers who were successfully rescued in Machhil sector of north
Kashmir's frontier district of Kupwara on Saturday succumbed to their grievous injuries
on Monday at Army Hospital in Srinagar. The total death toll has risen to 25. Kashmir
has been witnessing one of the most severe winters in recent decades, with heavy
snow across the territory and temperatures dropping to minus 7C.
Avalanche has been reported from various parts of state. There has been even civilian
death and in several instances large scale evacuation had to be done. It's a tragedy
that so many soldiers are losing life due to natural calamities. The concern authorities
do not seem to be learning any lesson from the repeated avalanche incidents. Last
year in the month of February 10 soldiers were buried alive in Siachen. One soldier
was found alive but he died later in hospital. Avalanche is emerging as big threat
to army personnel posted in states like J&K, Himachal and Uttarakhand. Government
should use the best available technologies to save the lives of armed forces. The
advance warning of avalanche will immensely help to save the lives of soldiers as
well as civilians. Also the government needs to provide better equipment's to fight
natural calamities like avalanche.
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A bold step
This is in response to the Govt’s decision to amend recruitment rules. I sure, it
has brought enthusiasm to every honest and hardworking aspirants. Hard work goes
in vain because of discrepancies in departmental recruitment process.
I am glad to know that entire process of appointment of grade B and below state govt
employees would also be done through the commission.
The bold step taken by Chief Minister and Chairman of APPSC is encouraging. Now the
hard working aspirants need not worry about discrepancies.
I offer a big thanks to our CM for saying that there would be no room for any malpractice.
I hope for complete amendment of the recruitment rules.
Some suggestions to APPSC
The recent decision of the government to amend rules on recruitment and preparation
of exam calendar is indeed a path breaking decision and has brought smile to the
aspiring candidates or unemployed youth of the state.
I wholehearted applaud CM Pema Khandu and newly nominated Chairman of APPSC Tajom
Taloh for this decision.
However, I have few points to add.
I would be happy if APPSC can take the decision to provide the answer key and cut-off
marks of all preliminary exam and mains examination as it will help the candidates
to examine their performance and will help in preparing for next battle.
Not only this, it also will add credibility to the APPSC for their transparency.
If possible the previous cut off marks for all kind of examination should be made
available online which will help the fresh aspirants to prepare accordingly. Even
in UPSC, the mark sheets are made available online for all the candidates.
In other NE states like Manipur Public Service Commission, Tripura Public Service
Commission this system is being practiced. Arunachal should not be lagging behind
but has to come in the frontline.
In addition to this point, I also would like to suggest the commission to introduce
online system for filling up form for various examinations which will ease the process
I believe with the appointment of new Chairman APPSC will reach its height of transparency
and will function efficiently.
Ray of hope for hardworking unemployed
This is reading govt’s decision to amend the recruitment rules. It is much needful
step taken by the Govt. of the day.
CM’s intervention to curb the culture of backdoor appointment by directing the appointment
of Group-B and below through APPSC brings immense pleasure and hope to the unemployed
youth of the State especially those sincere and hardworking unemployed youth. Those
who do not have any political and financial backups were earlier hoping against hope
to get absorbed in coveted Govt. jobs.
Unlike his predecessors under whose noses the culture of backdoor appointment were
always at all time high; our youngest CM’s bold and straight forward decision indicate
his firm and clear stance on transparent and corrupt free Govt. When such a needful
decision is materialized and effective in letter and spirit than the modus operandi
hitherto adopted by our jumbo jet size political bosses to absorb their kit and kin
by illegal method of one time relaxation of RR and through Departmental recruitment
process will be thing of past.
I therefore urge upon APPSC Officials for early recruitment of 45 PHE JEs whose files
for recruitment were on move since 2009.
The state government's decision to entrust the recruitment of group B posts and below
to the APPSC is very heartening and laudable. The CM and his team deserves a big
round of applause for such historic decision.
This decision would go a long way in bringing about transparency in the recruitment
process and help in improving the competence and quality of employees in the various
departments of the state. Also, it will be crucial in putting a check on the prevalent
corruption, nepotism and cheating practices in the exams for such posts.
So, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the present dispensation for
this historic decision and appeal for its implementation at the earliest thereby
paving way for an end to political interference and influence in the departmentally
conducted recruitment exams.
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