He plans to make recruitment process simple, foolproof

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC), which is plagued by allegations of corruption and malpractice, is set to introduce major reforms aimed at bringing about transparency in the system and simplification of the recruitment process.

Installation of webcam at examination centres, complete automation of recruitment activities and permitting candidates to peruse their answer sheets are some of the reforms set to take place.

Announcing these plans, the new TNPSC Chairman, R. Nataraj, who took charge on Monday, said that the commission would upload answer keys to objective type questions on the same day of the examination. Candidates could raise issues pertaining to any anomaly within a stipulated time. “We will also allow them to peruse their answer scripts. The objective is to ensure transparency in the system…even if a candidate fails to make it, he/she should have the satisfaction of going through an indisputable selection process. We will give service without commission.”

Mr. Nataraj, a former Director General of Police, said that suitable examination reforms and revision of syllabus would be taken up to address the new challenges faced by public servants. Annual time table (calendar of events) would be published and strictly adhered to.

The TNPSC website would be revamped to incorporate all possible information pertaining to its functioning, service rules, examination schedule, syllabus, model question papers, old question papers, answer keys etc.

“To avoid any kind of malpractice, all the examination centres will be monitored through webcam, as being done in sensitive polling booths during election. Efforts will be made to study and implement best practices such as online application, one-time registration of candidates and issue of unique identification number to avoid repeated registration.”

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