Pooja Chaudhuri Chaudhuri
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The Staff Selection Commission – Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL) examination was held in June 2016 and the final merit list was released in August 2017. However, none of the 10,661 selected candidates has yet gotten a job.
The national examination held annually in three tiers – preliminary, main and descriptive – is conducted to recruit staff to various central and state govt. posts in ministries, departments and organisations of the Government of India.
It is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC).
About 20-25 lakh students took the tier 1 examination in June 2016; out of which, 1.5 lakh cleared and took the tier 3 exam. Out of the 35,000 candidates who cleared the mains, 10,661 were selected for various posts.
The complete merit list was declared on August 5, 2017, after months of court cases.
“All the 10,661 selected were given the respective posts like Assistant Enforcement Officer, Income tax Inspector, Examiner etc. After this, the candidates were to receive their offer letters. However, as some of the rejected candidates filed a case claiming that their papers were not properly checked, there was further delay. In all of this, the SSC was apathetic to the predicament of the students, many of whom had left their jobs for this exam,” said one of the qualifying candidates Aalok Koshal to The Logical Indian.
Some of the aspirants did not properly follow the instructions while taking the tier 3 exam (not filling roll numbers, not selecting the language the exam was given in, etc). As a result, they were all given a zero. The rejected candidates moved the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) against the result.
“On the same ground, some more cases were filed in the honourable CAT. However, by October 23 all cases were resolved,” informed Koshal.
The verdict decided that the rejected candidates either be included in the merit list or another merit list be formed for them. “It’s been 2.5 months since the verdict but the SSC has done nothing,” added Koshal who, like many others, left his job in hopes that he will be placed in three months.
Each time the candidates ask for the reason for delay, the SSC gives vague answers and says that they are ‘thinking what to do.’
Most of the 10,661 qualifying candidates do not come from affluent backgrounds. They pooled in money to hire a lawyer. Since the SSC has been unresponsive to the earlier verdict, the candidates have again filed a case in the court. The next hearing is on January 11.
Tired of the apathy and delay since last year, some of the selected candidates have also given other exams or taken up other jobs.
Not only are the 10,661 qualified candidates of the SSC CGL waiting in vain, but also the qualified candidates of SSC CHSL exam held in 2015 have still not gotten jobs.
Staff Selection Commission – Combined Higher Secondary Level (SSC CHSL) is a national examination for recruitment of school graduates (Class 12) in government offices.
SSC published a notification in 2015 saying that there are 3,523 vacancies for the post of postal assistant/sorting assistant, 2,049 vacancies for the post of lower divisional clerks (LDC) and 1,006 vacancies for the post of data entry operators (DEP).
Tier 1 of SSC CHSL was held in November 2015 and the final result declared almost two years later in August 2017.
However, the candidates are still waiting to be placed.
With the plight of the qualified SSC CGL candidates falling on deaf ears of the SSC and the media, the students have taken to Twitter to make themselves heard.
That was past and everyone thought This won't happen to innocent youngsters again
But its happening again and we are afraid we have to fight again for our rights Cuz no one going to help us
None helped till now#Save_CGL_16 @PMOIndia @SushmaSwaraj @ravishndtv @ArvindKejriwal pic.twitter.com/SoTH7s71XW
— Rakesh_Dewat (@DewatRakesh) December 27, 2017
@ravishndtv @DrJitendraSingh @PMOIndia 10661 selected candidates of #SSC_CGL_2016 and their families are eagerly waiting for the jobs that @DoPTGoI owes them. Plz help #save_cgl_16 . some of us belong to poor family. Now they are feeling helpless. so plz help us sir..
— Krishna kumar mishra (@Krishna48536257) December 28, 2017
— Raju (@Raju11031994) December 28, 2017
Modi ji while u r reminiscing ur old days we selected candidates of SSC CGL 2016 are yet to make n live any good day for us. You told you are PRADHANSEVAK atleast give us our right to be sevak. Please do something for our joining. Its very hurtful sitting unemployed #Save_CGL_16
— Nilesh puri (@Nileshpuri4) December 27, 2017
Promises, promises and promises…this govt only makes promises to public but doesn't deliver anything on ground…they promised all recruitments will be completed in 6 month.. but even after 22 months we are waiting for our joining..thanks for raising this issue…#Save_CGL_16
— Raj Kr. (@rajraaz92) December 27, 2017
— Dileep Prajapat (@Dileepkp_9599) December 27, 2017
— SSC CGL 2016 Selected Candidates (@fear_the_voice) December 28, 2017
— Gopal (@imgopal93) December 27, 2017
21 Months lapsed since Job Notification. First Tier happened in August 2016.
3 Months lapsed since Final Result.
YET NO APPOINTMENT.
10661 families suffering due to Lethargic Attitude of Govt Agency.#Save_CGL_16 #SaveCGL2016
— Sahil Tanwar (@SahilTa48619280) December 27, 2017
The Logical Indian community stands in solidarity with the students who are deprived of their right to get jobs after months of preparation and hard work. The Staff Selection Commission has failed in its duty to hold the examination as scheduled and delay in giving jobs to those who qualified only adds to the existing harassment faced by them. It is highly unfortunate that educated youngsters of our country are forced to wait in vain when they should be working at respectable jobs.
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