Pulling up officials for “bungling” the District Selection Committee 2012 merit list for recruitment of school teachers and depriving jobs to weaker section candidates, the Assembly Committee of Backward Classes Welfare has demanded creation of supernumerary posts to undo injustice to them.

M. Thippeswamy, chairman of the committee told mediapersons that the officials who were cornered by the MLAs and MLCs almost admitted that a mistake had occurred and that the Presidential Order was wrongly interpreted.

He said he had cited the example of how a backward class candidate from Mahabubnagar who topped the examination, was wrongly considered under BC category instead of the open category. If he was considered under open category the reserved post would have gone to another BC candidate.

Several such instances have come to light and the only way of rectifying it was to create additional posts and do justice, he said.

For some reason the first merit list was scrapped and a second one released leaving out many SC, ST and BC candidates. “When confronted with these details, the officials fumbled and could not answer why the list had to be changed and why earlier DSC format was not followed”.

Other members of the committee too blamed the officials and said they would not remain silent when such injustice was being done to the BCs.

The “bungling” has resulted in 2000 BC candidates not getting posts, they said and demanded creation of more posts to accommodate them as scrapping of the lists could lead to other problems with appointments having been already made.

The Committee would also represent the issue to the Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy. Meanwhile, R. Krishnaiah, president of the Andhra Pradesh State Backward Classes presented a memorandum to the Committee on the same issue.

‘Officials admitted that the Presidential Order was wrongly interpreted’