Irregularities in engineer recruitment exams in Himachal


The state vigilance and anti-corruption bureau SIT, which is probing the Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission (HPSSC) paper leak case, has found irregularities in the conduct of two more exams held for hiring junior civil engineers and junior office assistants (JOAs), officials said on Wednesday. The special investigation team confirmed rigging in both these exams and said a separate FIR would be filed following the new findings. So far, four FIRs have been registered in connection with irregularities in the conduct of five different recruitment exams: Post Code 965 (JOA IT), Post Code 939 (JOA IT-2), Post Code 1003 (Computer Operator), Post Code 1036 (Junior Auditor), and Post Code 980 (Art Teacher), according to a vigilance bureau spokesperson.
The vigilance bureau has booked HPSSC senior assistant Uma Azad and 13 others in connection with the paper leak cases. Azad, the main accused, was caught red-handed with a solved question paper from the JOA (IT) exam held on December 23 last year and cash amounting to Rs 2.5 lakh, along with a laptop computer and other documents.
DIG (Vigilance) G. Shiva Kumar said no accused involved in all these cases will be spared. He said the bureau has enough evidence against the accused. The state government had suspended the functioning of the HPSSC following the paper leak episode and postponed all the exams.