SHILLONG, April 2 � Meghalaya Government has appointed Ashok Tigidi as the new chairman of the Meghalaya Public Service Commission (MPSC).
Tigidi, of the Andhra Pradesh IAS (retd) cadre of 1976 batch, replaced former chairperson of the MPSC VSB Sangma who retired earlier last year.
Recently, MPSC has been in the news for the wrong reasons. The Commission is allegedly indulging in nepotism and working in a non-transparent manner.
Briefing mediapersons, Chief Secretary WMS Pariat said Tigidi was appointed to the post few days ago and has assumed his new charge.
Pariat said in order to make the autonomous body more transparent in its selection of candidates the government has suggested that all personal interviews henceforth should be videotaped.
In the just concluded Budget session of the State Assembly, KHNAM legislator Paul Lyngdoh demanded that answer scripts of the candidates must be allowed for scrutiny and that personal interviews videotaped to ensure transparency in the selection process.
Pariat said that an appeal has been made to the State Information Commissioner to allow candidates to scrutinise their answer scripts.