Never ending controversy
The first phase result of the 27th BCS exams was cancelled due to allegations of massive corruption, nepotism and favouritism as per decision of the present caretaker government and fresh viva exam was taken and the 2nd phase results have also been published accordingly and the newly selected candidates have been asked to join in the service by 30th November 2008 through a gazette notification. But allegations of large scale irregularities have already been pointed out against the 2nd phase results by different segments of people and in the face of the allegations as well as protest by the deprived candidates, the authorities are now considering to accommodate all the successful candidates of the first phase on humanitarian grounds which leads to many questions;
Firstly, if the 1st phase result is re-established then why it was cancelled and why the viva was taken again? It indicates that the decision of the CTG was wrong.
Secondly, the candidates of the 27th BCS are innocent yet they are being harassed and victimised by the irrational decisions of the authorities, one after another, which is quite unacceptable and a violation of human rights. So, the authorities should be held liable and accountable for the mess.
Thirdly, the time gap of two and a half years between the 27th and 28th BCS exams in publication of circulars deprived thousands of candidates from taking part in the exams due to the age limit.
The BCS is a competitive exam, it is neither a negotiable matter, nor is there any scope of showing compassion to any section of people violating the set rules. If it is done, then the weight and image of the exams and the system would be lost, instead of being restored which was one of the major goals of the reconstitution of the PSC and cancellation of the initial results.