Odisha Congress alleges scam in OPSC ASO Exam postponement
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Congress today came down heavily on the State government over the rescheduling of Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) Assistant Section Officer (ASO) Examination slated to be held later this month.
Party’s Media Cell chief Satya Prakash Nayak alleged that “Congress smells corruption behind the government’s move to postpone the exam which was earlier scheduled to be held on December 23 to January 20, 2019.”
Addressing a presser, Nayak said that the OPSC had released lesser number of vacancies than what is really necessary so there is likelihood that the ruling-party may use the vacant posts to give it to people having connections with the party.
Nayak said thousands of aspirants from the State will not be able to appear the examination since two other national-level railway and banking exams are also scheduled to be held on the same day of the exam i.e. January 20.
It may be noted that the Railways is conducting examination for recruitment into Assistant Loco Pilots while the IBPS will conduct Clerk Main exam on January 20. So now questions have been raised as to how the State government intentionally schedule the exam dates to clash with the national-level exams.
OPSC had earlier released the notification of ASO Recruitment 2018 on September 20, 2018, on the official website www.opsc.gov.in. for filling up of 500 vacancies for the post of ASO in Group B but it had later postponed the schedule to Januray 20.