‘Government’s paintings are God’s paintings’: these phrases stand out even inside the grandiose Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru. But getting an opportunity to do the equal is alternatively hard and inordinately behind schedule for Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) aspirants, thanks to lack of readability at the date of interviews and recruitment for folks who cleared the examination.
KPSC, the civil services entrance exam thru which Karnataka Administrative Service (KAS) officials are recruited, is modeled around the Union Public Service Commission, which recruits IAS officers.
There was handiest one spherical of recruitment in the closing decade that has for about 400 positions no matter more than 2,000 posts being vacant. And for the state-of-the-art batch – the ones who cleared the examination in December 2017 – the interview dates are yet to be announced. Meanwhile, the recruitment of the 2011 batch has additionally been stayed by using the Karnataka High Court because of irregularities.
While masses of humans’ futures hold inside the balance, the KPSC, an impartial frame, has been delaying the recruitment process with none clarification.
Raghavendra is one of those folks that took the last KPSC examination in 2017. The check became notified in 2015. However, it wasn’t carried out for two years. The 30-yr-vintage Bengaluru resident is an M Tech degree holder. He rues that his future is still uncertain even though he spent years focusing on government process tests. “KPSC had been delaying the interview method for nearly years now. More than 2,000 college students have been certified for the interview system. From January 2018 till now, only report verification has taken place, and they do no longer have any clue whilst, in fact, the recruitment will take area,” Raghavendra tells TNM, unhappiness obvious in his voice.
He adds, “The delay isn’t handiest an issue of on the spot employment or earnings. Many people will lose their eligibility. 35 is the age restriction for the widespread category, 37 for OBCs and forty-four for SC/ ST class candidates.”
Kavya K, every other aspirant, said, “We are annoyed at this point. The administration is something we love, which is why we invested our time getting ready for these examinations. But in contrast to UPSC, we do no longer locate any sample for KPSC exams. We are being saved in the dark about our destiny.” Under these circumstances, Kavya has begun to paintings part-time as an internet educator.
Poorna Chandra, Raghavendra’s modern, says, “It is not that we are soliciting for a process. But we are looking for a closure solution. Is that plenty to ask? In UPSC, throughout the nation, the consequences are declared within three months or so. But here, the KPSC is so inefficient that it doesn’t appear even in twelve months.”
He provides, “Everybody has monetary commitments. Every person can’t pursue this system with none steady profits for years.”
Unlike other troubles, neither the kingdom government nor the Opposition has attempted to elevate the woes of these 2,000 aspirants who appeared for the KPSC examinations. Only BJP MLA from Rajajinagar Suresh Kumar has lent help to the cause of these aspirants and even participated in protests outdoor the KPSC office. “SS Jannu, the secretary of the KSPC, has even lied to him announcing that the interview could be held in subsequent days and letters will quickly be dispatched,” Raghavendra alleges.
When faced with the issue, and authentic from the Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s office said, “The remember does now not pertain to the state government or the CMO. But we will investigate it to help the students.”
While the KPSC is an impartial body, aspirants feel that the state authorities need to check on it. Former Karnataka Chief Secretary Ratna Prabha K agrees. She says, “I can understand the plight of the aspirants; they should be getting concerned. KPSC recruits officials for the country, so the authorities have the proper to ask the reasons for the delay. I, as CS, continuously took up grievances of the candidates. I am now not capable of understanding why there may be this long a delay.”