PSAN urge Govt to set up SSB

PSAN urge Govt to set up SSB
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Dimapur, July 16: The Public Service Aspirants of Nagaland (PSAN) has again appealed to the State Government to set up a Staff Selection Board (SSB) to conduct a common yearly examination for recruitment to all the posts that do not come under the purview of Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC).
Setting up the SSB, the PSAN said, will save the aspiring candidates and their families from huge burden, including financially.
To support its demand for SSB, the PSAN highlighted that RTI replies showed 25,131 applications were received by 9 departments for 183 vacancies, out of which 14,847 candidates appeared the examinations in the 9 departments in 2018. Altogether, the 9 departments spent Rs 36,46,320 in the process of conducting the departmental examinations, while Rs 200 examination fees on an average were paid by the candidates in each department.
“A bigger problem with numerous departmental exams is that the aspiring candidates and their families have to bear huge burdens. A candidate coming from a far-flung district will spend a minimum of Rs 5000 per exam, in order to apply for and write the examinations which usually take place in Kohima; thus, adding more physical, mental and financial burden on the already-beleaguered aspirants and their parents,” it stated.
Therefore, the need of the hour is for the Government to set up a Staff Selection Board (SSB) so as to conduct a common yearly examination for recruitment to all the posts that do not come under the purview of NPSC, it insisted.
PSAN lamented that although it had been pursuing the matter with the Government for the last three years, it has not found any takers till date. It informed that numerous representations have been submitted to the successive governments to set up SSB for free, fair and open recruitment and to encourage meritocracy so as to instill a sense of competition among the educated youth of Nagaland.
The PSAN again appealed to the PDA Government under Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio to pay heed to the hardships faced by thousands of educated youth of Nagaland and set up SSB at the earliest.
(Page News Service)