Bhubaneswar: Jan 17; The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) is again embroiled in a controversy by keeping 59 of the 211 examinees, who had appeared for the Dental Surgeon written tests, in dark while calling 152 for counselling on Monday.
Even though the 59 aspirants have approached the OPSC authorities to know their results on several occasions, the latter have only played a hide-and-seek game with them until now. "The OPSC authorities have only promised us to know about our results through its website. It has called 152 candidates for counselling on January 18. Tomorrow is Sunday, when will we be informed about our examination status," wanted to know some examinees.
They even alleged that the authorities are not replying to their RTI applications properly. "We feel some vested interests are working behind this," they said and demanded that the Chief Minister ensure a proper inquiry and postpone the counselling until they are not informed about their results.
"We have sent our grievances to the Chief Minister's Office (CMO), Health Secretary and other concerned authorities for justice. If they fail to ensure justice to us, we will be forced to take extreme steps, for which the OPSC and the Government will be responsible," said aggrieved students.
In March last year, the OPSC had issued an advertisement for recruitment to the posts of 211 Dental Surgeons in Group A (Junior) category of the Odisha Medical Service (Dental) cadre under the Health and Family Welfare Department. After examination, the results were published on December 9. But the OPSC published only 152 names selected for the posts keeping others at bay by not even informing them on what ground their results were not published.