Kerala

SHRC criticises award of minus marks

For government staff in departmental exams

Kerala State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) judicial member P. Mohanadas has said the practice of giving minus marks in departmental examinations being conducted for employees by government departments should be brought to an end.

A press release issued by the KSHRC here on Tuesday said that Mr. Mohanadas demanded that the respective departments publish books for the departmental examinations being conducted by the Kerala State Public Service Commission by incorporating related orders and amendments. Examination centres should be located closer to homes of candidates, considering the inconveniences being faced by the candidates for travelling to far-off centres.

As the departmental-level examinations begin at 6.30 a.m., steps should be taken to ensure adequate lighting in examination halls, he said. The SHRC’s order was issued while disposing of a complaint against departmental-level examinations being conducted by the PSC for employees in government, quasi-government and aided educational institutions.

As the candidates could appear for these examinations with publications for reference, non-availability of reference books in the market proves to be a disadvantage in answering many questions.

Sitting

The press release said that Mr. Mohanadas would hold a sitting at the Government Guest House here from 10.30 a.m.

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