Quetta – Candidates appearing for recruitment examinations oppose the changes in Balochistan Public Service commission (BPSC) verification rules, learnt The Balochistan Point.
According to new rules, candidates have to submit their verified educational documents and local certificates along with applications. Previously, documents verification was required only when a candidate had been selected for the job.
Consolidated Advertisement No. 07/2015 published in newspapers on 14th May is about recruitment for 1,173 vacancies of science and technical high school teachers. Note-8 of the advertisement is about the newly imposed rule.
Candidates living in far flung districts of Balochistan such as Makran division would be the biggest victim of this new rule, said Shabbir Rakhshani, a candidate for the teacher vacancies.
Mr. Rakhshani added, “Verification process from Board office, University of Balochistan would take several days,” He continued, “a lot of candidates would not be able to submit application on deadline.”
A representative of BPSC told The Balochistan Point that verification of educational documents doesn’t take much time and therefore the concerns of the candidates are baseless.
Shabbir Rakhshani rejected the claim of BPSC that educational document would be verified in a day. He said that the verification process would take weeks due to large number of candidates.
Abdul Wasay, another candidate, told The Balochistan Point that under-privileged candidates in remote districts of Balochistan would have to spend a lot of money staying in Quetta for several days to verify their documents due to new policy of BPSC.
He added, “Verification fees of University of Balochistan and Board office would be equal to 2 to 3 thousand which certain candidates can’t afford.”
Muhammad Minhas Baloch, a potential candidate, raised another point that those students who have studied from universities out of Balochistan will have to go to those cities, such as Lahore and Islamabad. That would not only increase their costs but it would take a lot of time and hence they would miss the deadline.
Another Candidate, on condition of anonymity told The Balochistan Point that newly appointed chairman Justice (R) Mehta Kailash Nath Kohli wants to make his presence felt by changing the rules of verification. Honorable chairman is making the application process extremely inconvenient for the candidates added the candidate.
Candidates have demanded that the new verification rule should be withdrawn otherwise they would protest against administration of BPSC.
In the past, several protests were carried out against the corruption of former chairman of BPSC who was consequently dismissed.
Published in The Balochistan Point on May 25, 2015