GUWAHATI, June 29 � Terming the constable recruitment exams of the Assam Police as foolproof and immune to possibility of meddling, the State government today said some complaints had been received regarding touts demanding money from candidates for securing jobs and one person was arrested in this regard.
Additional Chief Secretary MGVK Bhanu said the constable recruitment exams had been designed in a scientific manner to ensure zero discrepancy.
�If any candidate has any complaint we will place all records before that person and only after he is satisfied, will we declare the results,� he said.
The written tests for filling up 6,744 vacancies of AB constable posts were held in all districts yesterday. A total of 30,689 candidates were called for the exams, of whom, 29,846 appeared.
Bhanu admitted that some candidates had made some objections after the final list for the written exams was announced after the physical tests, but said they were mostly due to the misunderstanding regarding the minimum cut-off marks which are different for SCs, STs, OBCs and general candidates, selection process based at district level and some other factors.
�We have followed the UPSC norms during the recruitment process,� Bhanu said, adding some candidates had complained about middlemen seeking money for ensuring jobs.
Based on the complaint of one candidate from Dhubri district, police arrested one Jaharul Haq of Gauripur, who had taken Rs 4 lakh from the complainant. Criminal charges have been filed against Haq.
�If any other candidate has also made similar payments to touts, I request them to take back their money. If they get jobs, it will be only on merit,� Bhanu said.
He added that the final results of the AB constable recruitment exams would be announced in 10-12 days. This will be followed by recruitment of 2,600 UB constables and 360 sub-inspectors.