GUWAHATI, June 20 - Some unsuccessful candidates of the tests held for selection of candidates for four temporary posts of jarikarak and an equal number of temporary posts of peon in the Additional CBI courts I and II of the Special Judges of the CBI here, have brought allegations of large-scale irregularities in the selection process to fill up these posts.
Some of them have now moved the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court with their complaints in this regard.
According to these candidates who have been declared unsuccessful in the interviews for the posts in question, the written tests for the posts were held after several years from the date of the advertisement issued inviting applications for these posts. Call letters were not sent to the applicants for the posts but they were asked to appear in the interviews through an announcement made on the court�s website and through a newspaper advertisement issued on December 4, 2016.
This has deprived a huge number of the 12,139 (5581for the posts of peon and 6558 for the posts of jarikarak) applicants from appearing in the tests. Only 390 of them (154 for the posts of peon and 236 for jarikarak) could appear in the tests.
From the RTI reply of the authorities concerned it was found that those declared successful in the selection tests were given extra marks in a biased manner. Even the attendance sheets, which were signed by such successful candidates, were found to be tampered with.
For example, the signature of such a candidate on two sheets showed much difference. Even the invigilators� signatures were found to be doubtful, as, only initials were used by some of the invigilators, while there was a clear instruction to put the signature in full. Though the results were declared on May 18 last, the selection board chairman put his signature on the result sheet on May 19, while the member of the selection board put his signature on May 18 itself.
Moreover, the details of the written tests conducted for the purpose of selection of the candidates for the above posts were not provided to the RTI applicant, despite his depositing the due fees for it, alleged the unsuccessful candidates.