Monday, November 19, 2012

Requested Directorate to entrust LDCE to SSC/UPSC instead CMC Ltd.

No. CHQ/IPASP/IP-Exam-12 /2012                                        Dated : 19/11/2012.

Ms Manjula Prasher,
Director General,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject: Regarding Omissions in Recruitment Rules for Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Inspector of Posts for the year 2012.
Ref.     :  Directorate Recruitment division Letter No. A-34012/04/2011-DE dated 14.7.2011 and Letter No. A-34012/07/2012-DE dated 7.6.2012 & 22.8.2012.
Respected Madam,
This Association wishes to share its concern over the LDCE system in vogue in the department. Ever since CMC has taken over the reins of examination system of DOP there is complete chaos and as such created mockery of the examination system. The papers are not framed in conformity to the syllabus circulated by the department. As a result the prospective candidates have to suffer.  In the recently held Inspector Post Examination, Paper-IV (IPO) question booklet was given an ‘option’ either to answer 50 questions of ‘General English’ or ‘General Hindi’ (Samanya Hindi) whereas it was mentioned in the revised syllabus particularly Paper IV shall consist of ENGLISH LANGUAGE, G.K. & REASONING /INTELLIGENCE, thereby completely  excluding HINDI LANGUAGE.  Obviously, the Department by explicitly including ‘English language’ has left out ‘Hindi language’ from the ambit of syllabus for Paper IV.  In these circumstances the prospective candidates appearing for the said examination were naturally supposed to prepare ‘English language’ paper in accordance with Department’s revised syllabus ignoring the ‘Hindi language (as it was omitted and not specified in the revised syllabus).  The logic of omitting the National Language ‘HINDI’ from the revised syllabus was surprising.   Had there been an option either to choose ‘English language’ or ‘Hindi language in the revised syllabus, many of the candidates would have preferred ‘Hindi language’ being more proficient in that.  Inspite of the fact that the schedule for the examination was postponed on three occasions, the Department never realised / rectified the error crept in their circular dated 14.7.2011 omitting ‘Hindi language’.  Hitherto the department had to cancel the Paper-III of the same cadre being the law paper out of syllabus. 

It is pertinent to mention here that when for the first time department conducted PS Group “B” examination through outsourcing as per the revised syllabus contained in Directorate Memo no. 9-59/2010-SPG dated 08.03.2011, this Association raised an issue for not giving option to write paragraph in bi-lingual (Hindi & English). At that time candidates were not allowed to write paragraph in Hindi by the staff of CMC Ltd. at Delhi Centre whereas staff of CMC Ltd. allowed candidates to write paragraph in Hindi at few centres like Dehradun Centre.  In UP Circle, staff of CMC Ltd. allowed the candidates initially to write paragraph in Hindi and later on disallowed and instructed the candidates to write paragraph in English only.  Though this irregularity was brought to the notice of department but Directorate has taken it lightly and gave not much importance to the letter(s) of the Association, thereby given benefit to a particular section only.

          Madam, you will agree the considerable importance attached to the provision of article 351 of the Constitution, which prescribes development of the Hindi language. It shall be the duty of the Union to promote the spread of the Hindi language, to develop it so that it may serve as a medium of expression for all the elements of the composite culture of India and to secure its enrichment by assimilating without interfering with its genius, the forms, style and expressions used in Hindustani and in the other languages of India specified in the Eighth Schedule, and by drawing, wherever necessary or desirable, for its vocabulary, primarily on Sanskrit and secondarily on other languages.  Therefore, every encouragement should be given to the use of easy and simple diction.  This Association therefore suggest you that enquiry may kindly be constituted for above chaos and the Hindi language be given its due place.  It would be fair and appropriate if the examination work is entrusted to SSC/UPSC instead of CMC Ltd., as has done by other departments. 

Hoping for a favourable action and line in reply is requested. 

With warm regards,

Yours sincerely, 

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

1 comment:

  1. Paper IV should be re conducted for the justice of candidates