Universities in Assam to conduct Assam Govt’s recruitment exams


Guwahati:  Assam Government in order to prevent regular examination scams decide to hold future exams under five public universities of the state. The decision was made during a meeting held on the instructions of Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on October 5.

 Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna on Tuesday informed the state government will be conducting all government job recruitment examinations through select universities, namely Gauhati University, Tezpur University, Assam University, Dibrugarh University, and Cotton University.

 On Wednesday, the Chief Secretary of Assam released the list of recruitment examinations which are to be held in select universities as announced recently in the wake of the recent SI exam scandal.

 According to an official notification issued today – Police, Home Guards, Prisons, P&RD and Labour Deptts exams will be held in Dibrugarh University; Industries & Commerce, Skill Development, Transport, Excise, Forest & Environment Deptts will be held in Gauhati University; Social Welfare and Soil Conservation Deptts in Assam University; Irrigation Deptt in Tezpur University.

 It may be mentioned that previously a number of scams came to light which was held by private agencies including the P&RD scam where relatives of leaders connected to the ruling BJP party were selected for jobs in the department as well as anomalies which were reported in the forest recruitment exams held earlier.

 The SI exam scam is the most recent one to have created headlines in the state, raising questions on private agencies conducting these exams. Universities, on the other hand, have been successfully holding exams for a long with no scams reported.