Allahabad: The online form submission of Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has doubled the woes of the applicants rather than providing any relief from standing in long queues.
The e-application facility introduced to lessen the burden is instead giving tough time to the applicants.

Even after the scrutiny of the online applications, the applicant is required to get his certificates verified by being present in person at the counter.  Applicants to be selected on the basis of direct interviews are left to suffer in the double scrutiny process in which those from the rural or far off areas are at the losing end.

The UPPSC has made compulsory for the applicants to be present at the counter with the original copies of marksheets, certificates and other educational records. The new regulations have been printed in the advertisement for the rural engineering service published on Thursday.

However, the Commission has justified the new regulations. Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission Secretary BB Singh said, “The intention behind calling the applicants to be present for the scrutiny of their documents is to mark the right candidates for the positions. It is to make sure that the applicant has fulfilled all the parameters of the Commission to avoid any blunder later.”

Expressing disagreement on the new norms, Rajesh Singh, President, Pratiyogi Chhatra Morcha said, “This double procedure is leading to loss of money and time of the applicants. The scrutiny must be carried out at the time of the interview only.”