Himachal Staff Selection Board suspended


Shimla : The Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu led Congress givernment has suspended the functioning of Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission Hamirpur with immediate effect.

This has been done keeping in view the instance of leakage of question paper for the post of Junior Office Assistant (IT) to be held on 25th of this month.

Principal Advisor (Media) to Chief Minister Naresh Chauhan told reporters today that it was also apprehended that this malpractice was going on for quite some time and prima facie, it appears that the Commission has not discharged its duties and responsibilities in a transparent manner.

Chauhan said the Sukhu government was committed to ensure zero tolerance against corruption and has taken this historic decision to ensure complete transparency in functioning of the Commission. He said that this would also help in instilling faith of the job seeking youth in recruitment agencies.

On the directions of the Chief Minister the ADG SV&ACB has constituted an SIT to look into more revelations regarding alleged malpractices in past exams conducted by HPSSC. 

He said that the team would be led by DIG SVACB, G Sivakumar and assisted by 3 Superintendents of Police, 4 Additional Superintendents of Police and 3 Deputy Superintendents of Police and other senior officers.

He said that they would conduct enquiries,investigations to the allegations.  He said that a separate technical team also been constituted to assist on-going investigation in Hamirpur.