GS writes to Secretary (P) regarding examinations conducted by M/s CMC Ltd.

Copy of  the letter given to Secretary (P) on the above issue is reproduced below:

No. CHQ/IPASP/IP-Exam-12/2012                                   Dated :     29/4/2013.

Ms P. Gopinath,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001. 

Subject : Request to bring transparency in examination system  being conducted by CMC.  

Ref.         :  Directorate recruitment division Letter No. A34012/04/2011-DE dated 14.7.2011 and Letter No. A34012/07/2012-DE dated 7.6.2012 & 22.8.2012 
Respected Madam,            

        IP/ASP Association wishes to share its concern over the LDCE system in vogue in the department. Ever since CMC has taken over the reins of examination system of DOP there is complete chaos and as such created mockery of the examination system. The papers are not framed in conformity to the syllabus circulated by the department. As a result the prospective candidates have to suffer.  In the Inspector Post examination held in 2012, Paper-IV (IPO) question booklet was given an ‘option’ either to answer 50 questions of ‘General English’ or ‘General Hindi’ (Samanya Hindi) whereas it was mentioned in the revised syllabus particularly Paper IV shall consist of ENGLISH LANGUAGE, G.K. & REASONING /INTELLIGENCE , thereby completely  excluding HINDI LANGUAGE. Obviously, the Department by explicitly including ‘English language’ has left out ‘Hindi language’ from the ambit of syllabus for Paper IV. In these circumstances the prospective candidates appearing for the said examination were naturally supposed to prepare ‘English language’ paper in accordance with Department’s revised syllabus ignoring the ‘Hindi language’ (as it was omitted and not specified in the revised syllabus). The logic of omitting the national language ‘Hindi’ from the revised syllabus was surprising. Hither to paper-III of IPO examination 2011 was ordered to conduct afresh being almost all the paper out of syllabus.   

It is pertinent to mention here that when for the first time department conducted PS Group “B” examination through outsourcing as per the revised syllabus contained in Directorate memo no. 9-59/2010-SPG dated 08.03.2011, the IP/ASP Association raised an issue for not giving option to write paragraph bi-lingual (Hindi & English). At that time candidates were not allowed to write paragraph in Hindi by the staff of CMC Ltd. at Delhi Centre whereas staff of CMC Ltd. allowed candidates to write paragraph in Hindi at Dehradun Centre. In UP Circle, staff of CMC Ltd. allowed the candidates initially to write paragraph in Hindi and later on disallowed and instructed the candidates to write paragraph in English only. Though this irregularity was brought to the notice of Department vide letter of even number dated 19/11/2012, but Directorate took it lightly and gave no importance to this Associations letter thereby given benefit to one section of candidates. 

In Inspector Posts Examination-2012 held  on 13th and 14th October, 2012 again incorrect checking of answer paper has been detected and matter has been taken by prospective candidate appeared under roll No.1241400353 for rectification of his result. Association while forwarding his representation to Directorate has also raised doubts over fairness of examination system being conducted though CMC an outsourcing agency; as such type of many applications would have been received directly at Directorate from the candidates. 

This Association therefore once again suggest your honour that enquiry may kindly be constituted for above chaos in the larger interest of candidates. Vigilance enquiry is the only solution to bring transparency in the examination system. It will be fair if the examination work is given to SSC/UPSC as is done by other departments instead of CMC.  

         It is hoped that the undersigned will be obliged with a reply.  

        With warm regards,                                      

                                  Yours sincerely,
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary 

Copy forwarded for information and necessary action to :  

Shri S. Sarkar, Member (P), Department of Posts, Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110 001.