Pema Khandu advises APSSB to conduct fixed schedule of exams
Pema Khandu advises APSSB to conduct fixed schedule of exams

Itanagar: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday advised the Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board (APSSB) to conduct a fixed schedule of examinations annually so that unemployed qualified youths can prepare in advance.

He said the board can conduct three exams in a year categorised as Combined Secondary Level (CSL), Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) and Combined Graduate Level (CGL) examination for recruitment to various Group C posts in the state government.

Addressing officers and officials of the APSSB after inaugurating its new office building here, Khandu said the board is in the right direction in proposing the clubbing of all examinations of similar qualifications into one.

“Once the dates are fixed for each level of examination, unemployed youths will be aware of it without waiting for any notification and prepare as per their eligibility,” he said.

The APSSB was established in October 4, 2018. 

Terming the establishment of APSSB as one of the biggest reforms brought in by his government, Khandu congratulated the board’s officials for reviving it after an initial hiccup that had badly dented the board’s image.

“Today everybody is happy with the board. During my district tours, I met several government officials recruited through APSSB. They literally came forward to thank me and the government. Their ‘thanks’ are actually for you. You and your sincerity deserve the gratitude of the people,” he observed.

Narrating the initial stages of the board’s formation, Khandu admitted that many had expressed concern as earlier recruitments to Group C posts, conducted independently by departments, were manipulated for political and monetary gains.

“After finally convincing all, I intentionally brought it up in the state legislative assembly as a bill, which was eventually passed, paving way for the creation of APSSB under an Act that no one can easily manipulate or alter in the future,” he explained.

Exhorting the board officials to continue with the good work, Khandu assured them that in five years’ time the state government will have an efficient workforce that would ensure the accelerated overall development of the state.

“I put my confidence in you all and assure all-out support to the Board’s development and functioning,” he added.

He congratulated the board for being awarded the Chief Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration this year and said that it could easily qualify for higher awards in the ‘best practices’ category anywhere.

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