KPSC appointments to go online soon

KPSC appointments to go online soon

Commission to experiment with web-based department exams

B S Krishnaprasad, acting chairman of the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC), said on Wednesday that the appointment process of gazetted probationers will go online soon.

Speaking during the launch of the KPSC handbook, Krishnaprasad said that as a pilot project all department examinations will go online.

Online examinations were first introduced by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission, he said.

Rajasthan model

Karnataka has decided to emulate the Rajasthan model to avoid irregularities during recruitment. On measures taken to ensure transparency in recruitments and routine work in KPSC, Krishnaprasad said a biometric system to track the attendance of staff and improvement of infrastructure to ensure speedy work are on the cards.

He said that as part of the reforms, except the public relations office in KPSC, no other office in the building will entertain the public.

He requested Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to approve the proposal for digital evaluation of answer scripts at the earliest so that appointments can be more transparent.

Transparent manner

The chief minister, who released the handbook and citizens’ charter, called upon the KPSC to ensure selections in a more transparent manner, where merit gets priority. “The officers you select should be pro-society and honest.
 If a candidate pays money for appointment or transfer, you cannot expect honesty from him,” he said. 

Though KPSC is not accountable to the public, it should not think that it cannot be questioned. The KPSC must work as a team, he said. 

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