MPSC has 1301 vacant posts

Shillong, Sept 13: With as many as 1301 vacant posts lying with the Meghalaya Public Service Commission (MPSC), Chief Minister Conrad Sangma assured the House on Tuesday to speed up reforms and recruitment.

In reply to a question by PT Sawkmie (Congress) in the Assembly, the chief minister said due to Covid for the last two years and implementation of roster system as ordered by the High Court of Meghalaya, there has been a delay.


The chief minister said the government will plan more exam centres and a time frame will be fixed for conducting exams and interviews.

When Mawsynram legislator Himalaya Shangpliang enquired on the delay in conducting the examination for the post of enforcement inspector as well as the other vacant posts in the state, the chief minister said the state had certain challenges during the last 2-3 years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“That has really taken things off track for the MPSC and conducting the examinations was also a big challenge and therefore, the vacancies could not be filled up. There was also a court ruling on the implementation of the roster system and hence departments were asked to comply and when they do, they go ahead with the recruitment process,” Sangma said.

Meanwhile, the chief minister informed that the state government is examining the reforms being proposed to revamp the MPSC in the state. “However, we have not taken a call as these (proposed reforms) require threadbare discussion,” he said.

Sangma informed that the different proposals, which include to improve the overall use of technology and to conduct the common examination for all posts having the same qualification and same scale besides setting up of more examination centres – are being examined by the government.

He added there is also a suggestion to come up with the Meghalaya Combined Competitive Exam Rules.

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