Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC), which is already riddled with several allegations, has launched a detailed investigation into the complaints that candidates, who had written the Group IV exam at a couple of exam centers in the state, have emerged in top 50 in the result list.
Denying the allegations of any malpractices, the TNPSC said it has launched a detail inquiry into the complaints. Giving a detail list, TNPSC Secretary K Nanthakumar said that of the total 1,709 candidates appeared in four exam centres at Rameswaram, as many as 37 candidates were shortlisted.
“Likewise, of the total 1,131 applicants appeared in three centres in Keelakkarai, 20 candidates were shortlisted,” he said adding of the 57 shortlisted candidates, a total 40 of them are from other states. Claiming at all the 57 selected candidates were not from a single exam centre, Nanthakumar also said, “a total of 37 candidates, who had appeared in the two regions such as Rameswaram and Keelakkarai were in the top 100 list.”
The TNPSC secretary said that all the allegations and reports about the malpractices will be thoroughly investigated by verifying not only the answer sheets of the toppers but also other documents submitted by them to the Commission.
“There will not be any favouritism or discrimination in the investigation process,” he said adding if there is any fault found during the investigation, action will be taken against the offenders as per law.