Fresh test for con­sta­ble as­pi­rants

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - NATION - Shruti To­mar shruti.to­mar@hin­dus­tan­times.com

About 60,000 as­pi­rants for the con­sta­ble re­cruit­ment test, who were de­nied en­try in the ex­am­i­na­tion hall for not hav­ing Aad­haar card and un­able to get their iden­tity ver­i­fied due to server is­sues, will get an­other chance to ap­pear in the test.

The online test was or­gan­ised by Mad­hya Pradesh Pro­fes­sional Ex­am­i­na­tion Board (MPPEB, also known by its Hindi acro­nym Vya­pam) from Au­gust 19 to Septem­ber 18. In all, nine lakh can­di­dates from across the coun­try ap­peared for the test.

Af­ter re­peat­edly deny­ing its mis­take, Vya­pam has fi­nally de­cided to con­duct the test on Septem­ber 27-28 for the af­fected stu­dents. New ad­mit cards will be sent out soon.

On Au­gust 19, the first day of the test, at least 10,000 stu­dents from across the state couldn’t take the ex­am­i­na­tion. The can­di­dates cre­ated ruckus and al­leged they were de­nied en­try as they didn’t have Aad­haar card. Some said they pre­sented the Aad­haar but due to prob­lems with the UIDAI web­site, their iden­tity could not be ver­i­fied.

How­ever, the Vya­pam administration said that the Aad­haar card was not com­pul­sory while some of them were de­nied en­try due to server is­sues.

Shailen­dra Singh, a can­di­date from Agra, said, “I had come with all my doc­u­ments, in­clud­ing the voter ID and driv­ing li­cence, for ver­i­fi­ca­tion but I was de­nied en­try in the ex­am­i­na­tion hall as I didn’t have the Aad­haar card. When I told them that Aad­haar was not com­pul­sory, they threat­ened me that I would be handed over to po­lice. I later lodged a com­plaint at Vya­pam of­fice,” Singh said.

As­pi­rants ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion upon learn­ing that they are be­ing given an­other chance.

“I am happy that I will get an­other chance to ap­pear in the test. Oth­er­wise, Vya­pam has left no room to spoil my ca­reer,” said Maithli Sharma, a can­di­date.

The Vya­pam ex­am­i­na­tion con­troller, SKS Bhadoriya, tried to ex­plain what caused the UIDAI web­site to “crash”. “As a large num­ber of stu­dents at­tempted to log in at the same time, the server crashed. It hap­pens with the sites of other de­part­ments too. Now stu­dents will be al­lowed to ap­pear in the test on the ba­sis of bio­met­ric ver­i­fi­ca­tion,” he said.

HT

About 60,000 can­di­dates will take the test on Septem­ber 27­28.

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