Plea to maintain PPSC recruitment interview records
Chandigarh(DP Correspondent) – The Punjab and Haryana High Court was prayed on Thursday to issue directions to the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) to maintain records of questions-answers in interviews to be conducted by it, through video recording or in any other manner. The petition in this regard has been filed by Sandeep Singh of Moga.As the petition came up for hearing before a Division Bench of the High Court comprising Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal and Justice Amit Rawal the petitioner submitted that the High Court Bench had issued directions to HPSC (Haryana Public Service Commission) in July, 2009, that it must maintain records of questions-answers in interviews to be conducted by it, through video recording or in any other manner, so the PPSC must also be issued similar directions. While adjourning the PIL to October 30 for further arguments, the HC Bench ordered to take the judgment of the earlier Division Bench in relation to the HPSC, on record.The petitioner through its counsel H C Arora referred to various scams involving recruitment scams in which the PPSC was involved from time to time, including scam by Ravi Sidhu, who was later convicted, and a latter scam involving recruitment of 312 doctors, where the SIT set up by the HC had concluded large scale bungling, in giving marks for social service and interview, and exchange of SMSs between candidates and some Members of the PPSC. Thus, need for issuing such directions to the PPSC for video-recording of interviews, was all the more.