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Chief Minister says MPSC examination on for now

Students with fee receipts will be allowed to take exam.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: April 16, 2014 3:42 pm

Students with fee receipts will be allowed to take exam.

Minister of state for education Fauzia Khan said Wednesday if the government could not complete registration of all students in the next two days,the MPSC exam scheduled on April 7 would be deferred by 15 days.

CM Prithviraj Chavan,however,said a decision would be taken in the next one day. He insisted as of now,there was no change in the schedule of the exam.

MPSC lost computerised data of around 3.25 lakh candidates who have registered for the Sunday exam due to a virus in the main server. The back-up and recovery system also crashed,forcing it to direct students to resubmit data by 5 pm Thursday for issuance of hall tickets Friday.

“The commission is well-prepared to ensure the exam is conducted as per schedule. Examinees will be informed about refilling online details (name,date of birth,educational qualification,photograph,scanned signature,etc) and exam centres by SMS and e-mail. Despite this if examinees face problem getting hall tickets,they will be allowed to take the exam on production of fee receipts and photo identities,” CM told the legislative council.

However,he added,“The government will review the situation in the next 12 hours. In case there are problems,we will not hesitate to reschedule the exam. But as of now,the exam date stands.”

CM said viruses had also attacked the UPSC server.

Legislators cutting across party lines demanded MPSC defer the exam by at least a fortnight to enable aspirants to complete formalities. NCP,Shiv Sena,RPI,MNS insisted on it.

In response,Chavan said he would hold discussions with officials concerned Wednesday and take a decision by Thursday.

Details of what candidates need to do now will be put up on notice boards at all district collector offices.

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