Recruitment process clean, little scope for anomalies to have crept in, says GP Singh on backdoor appointment allegations


Guwahati: Special DGP of Assam GP Singh on Friday rejected allegations of anomalies in the recently-held recruitment examination for 26,000 Grade III and Grade IV posts in Assam saying the tests were conducted in the best possible manner and that no anomalies have so far come to light that may question the fairness in which the tests were conducted.

The comments come at a time when a person named Victor Das, who owns a coaching institute in Guwahati, tweeted in which he questioned the fairness of the examination claiming that “a huge lobby is running for the backdoor appointment” and that “people are demanding money from 3 lakhs to 8 lakhs depending on the post”. He also alleged that a some former MLAs were also involved in wrongdoings.

“Respected Sir, a huge lobby is running for the backdoor appointment of the recently held ADRE exams where people are demanding money from 3 lakhs to 8 lakhs depending on the post, also a few ex-MLA is involved. Please help,” he tweeted, tagging Special DGP GP Singh, GDP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma besides seeking their intervention in the matter.

When News Live contacted Singh, who is also the ADGP of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption unit of the Assam Police, he refuted the allegations leveled by Das and directed him to furnish proof to substantiate his allegations.

“Please Give specifics. You may inbox specific details to me,” Singh had replied to Victor Das’ tweet.

It needs mention here that the state-level recruitment exam for Grade III and Grade IV posts of various departments was held on 21 and 28 August respectively. While the selection test for Grade IV posts was held in two shifts on August 21, tests for Grade III posts were held on August 28.

Assam Chief Minister had personally monitored the entire process and had directed senior Police officials to take steps to ensure that no anomalies creep in.

Apart from the suspension of mobile internet services for four hours, Section 144 of the CrPc was also promulgated in and around test centres.