Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission (UPSSSC) has postponed the written examination for direct recruitment of 'Tubewell Operator'. The recruitment is for the Irrigation and Water Management Department, Uttar Pradesh. The exam was earlier scheduled on September 2, 2018 but has been postponed now due to indispensable reasons.
The Commission informed on its official website that the exam has been postponed and the new dates for the exam will be notified shortly by the commission. The new dates, when announced, will be published on the official website itself.
So far, Uttar Pradesh police has arrested 11 persons for their alleged roles in the leakage of questions papers for tubewell operators recruitment test. 'All the arrests were made on Sunday by the Special Task Force of the state police in Merrut, a day after the UPSSSC postponed the test following the surfacing of the leaked Hindi question paper for the test on Saturday, a senior police officer said Monday. The arrested accused included mastermind of the racket and five job aspirants, who all were remanded in judicial custody for 14 days by the court of Meerut chief judicial magistrate,' reports news agency PTI.
According to the reports, the UPSSSC exam paper was leaked a day before the exam was to be conducted on Sunday. The test was cancelled after the authorities got to know of the paper leak. The announcement was made on Saturday night.
Over the years, Uttar Pradesh has gained notoriety for frequent leaks of question papers for various competitive examinations for the government jobs. The latest instance has come close on the heels of the leakages of question papers for recruitment of assistant teachers in July and for those of police constables in June this year.
In recent few months, various departments have advertised recruitment for eligible candidates in the state the most recent being UPTET. The exam will be conducted by Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board. UPBEB also released the allotment list for the Assistant Teacher examination which was conducted earlier this year.
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