Assam govt to seek dismissal of APSC chairman

Police arrested Paul on November 4. Another APSC member, Samedur Rahman, was arrested this week.

By: Express News Service | Guwahati | Published:November 11, 2016 3:59 am
Assma govt, Assam Public Service Commission, Rakesh Kumar Paul, APSC chairman, APSC corruption, Assam news, India news, latest news, indian express Rakesh Kumar Paul (left) being taken into custody. (PTI File Photo)

With two members of the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC), including its chairman Rakesh Kumar Paul, in police custody for allegedly running a job racket, the state government has decided to move a proposal to remove Paul as early as possible and install a new chairman in his place.

On Wednesday, a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal decided to ask the Governor to suspend the “disgraced” APSC chief, a government release said. However, it was not clear when the proposal would be moved.

Police arrested Paul on November 4. Another APSC member, Samedur Rahman, was arrested this week.