The vigilance cell of PGI has pointed out a serious irregularity in a written examination conducted last year for the recruitment of clerks. In its report, the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) has suggested to initiate the selection procedure afresh.
On June 30, 2014. a written examination for around 71 regular posts of Lower Division Clerk (LDCs) and stenographers was conducted at PGI. Hundreds applied for the test, but many students were left disappointed as the exam was conducted in English and not in Hindi.
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“As per the advertisement given by PGI, students had the option to give the exam either in Hindi or English, but the examination was conducted only in English. As a result, many students could not perform well,” said one of the contractual employees who appeared for the exam.
In December 2014, a complaint regarding the same was marked to the vigilance cell of the institute.
Last month, a report was submitted by CVO Professor Surjit Singh, wherein he suggested that the examination be re-conducted.
“The case has been examined at length in our branch. From the vigilance angle it is clear that there was an explicit option to take the examination either in English or Hindi. This is clear from the letter dated March 27, 2014, from Registrar to the Professor In-charge (Examination Cell),” the report mentions.