In continuance with their movement against the anomalies found in the preliminary question papers of the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Combined Competitive Examinations (APPSCCE), agitating aspirants led by a steering committee on Monday rejected the expert committee constituted by the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) and demanded fresh examinations within the next three months.
Addressing the media in Itanagar on Monday, a member of the steering committee, said the committee rejects the expert committee, ‘since the errors are crystal clear and any layman could point them out with ease’.
The steering committee instead sought an inquiry committee headed by a retired judge of the High Court or a serving sessions Judge.
The aspirants have also reportedly done intensive groundwork of their own with specialists in various subjects.
Claiming that things have gone wrong under the charge of the Commission’s chairman as well as the secretary, the steering committee said that the chairman should resign on moral ground, and sought action against the controller of examinations.
Setting December 15 as the deadline, the steering committee said if the APPSC fails to address its demands, an FIR would be registered against the officials responsible for setting the question papers in such an erroneous manner, followed by a democratic movement.
The committee also cited apprehension of a leakage in the question papers as several of them were directly extracted from various websites.
Candidates of Sociology, Public Administration, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, and Indian History also pointed out errors in the question papers of their subjects.
Meanwhile, the People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) also called on the chairman of the APPSC and its members on Monday, and demanded fresh examinations.
However, the APPSC members were of the view that since there has been no leakage of question papers, the demand for re-conducting the preliminary examination cannot be considered.