MPPSC Exam Protest: Aspirants Continue Agitation for Date Extension, Braving Cold
A group of candidates who successfully cleared the preliminary round of the State Service Examination 2023 conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) took to the streets outside the MPPSC headquarters in Indore. Their demand: an extension of the main exam dates to allow for adequate preparation time. Here's a closer look at the situation unfolding in front of the MPPSC headquarters.
The candidates initiated an indefinite agitation on Monday afternoon, setting up camp outside the MPPSC headquarters in Indore. They expressed concerns over the limited time provided for preparation between the declaration of the preliminary exam results and the scheduled dates for the main exam.
Demand for Extension:
Led by protest leader Akash Pathak, the candidates voiced their demand for a minimum of 90 days to prepare for the main exam. They argue that the time allocated is insufficient to adequately prepare for the rigorous examination process.
The protesters spent the cold winter night outside the MPPSC headquarters, laying out their beddings on the road and lighting bonfires to keep warm. Despite the challenging conditions, they remained resolute in their agitation, determined to continue until their demands are met.
Response from MPPSC:
Ravindra Panchbhai, the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) of MPPSC, assured that the demands of the protesters would be presented to the commission for consideration. However, he noted that many candidates have requested the main exam to proceed as scheduled to ensure timely declaration of results.
Preliminary Exam Results:
The preliminary exam results, announced on January 18, saw 5,589 candidates selected out of nearly 2 lakh aspirants to advance to the main exam stage. The State Service Examination 2023 aims to fill 229 administrative service posts as advertised.